Forums > Critique > Want me to suggest your REASONABLE hourly rate?

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

GRPhotos wrote:
I'm new but ill try my chances

We have made a start. Now is the time to accelerate a little. How about we pay a few good llamas. Than probably TFCD. Sounds like a plan?

Jan 17 13 09:42 am Link

Model

Holly S

Posts: 28

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I'm game.  smile

Jan 17 13 08:38 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Griffey

Posts: 274

Conyers, Georgia, US

This is a new twist - sure, why not?

Jan 17 13 08:46 pm Link

Model

Model Dariana

Posts: 10

New York, New York, US

I'm curious!

Jan 17 13 10:03 pm Link

Model

CandyLove

Posts: 37

Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

I've only did TFP so far, not in it for the money but I am curious nonetheless, if you please. Thanks.

Jan 17 13 10:48 pm Link

Model

Erin Verdigris

Posts: 464

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

I'd like to know

Jan 17 13 11:28 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Holly  S wrote:
I'm game.  smile

Holly:
I hope you can take it constructively. You are very beautiful - but for an actress I expected a range of emotions/expressions in front of the camera. I see only two - one suitable in a card game and the other says "I am glad".

Unless the above is reflected you may have to work on your port on TFCD basis.

Jan 18 13 06:38 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Michael Griffey wrote:
This is a new twist - sure, why not?

I like your lighting. But a couple of clothed pics are ...err...not top notch..themes/conceptualizations/variety are a few things probably your port needs - in my opinion.
I am gonna say $40/hr

Jan 18 13 06:43 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Ariana Varg wrote:
I'm curious!

puede leer Inglés??

Jan 18 13 06:45 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Nadia Selen wrote:
I've only did TFP so far, not in it for the money but I am curious nonetheless, if you please. Thanks.

Lets continue on TFCD. Lets do some more art for art's sake!

Jan 18 13 06:46 am Link

Photographer

Julia Koch

Posts: 28

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mine?

Jan 18 13 09:09 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Julia Koch wrote:
Mine?

Great start with obvious talent. Lets continue on TFCD to build the site.

Jan 19 13 04:45 am Link

Model

Keyana Annette

Posts: 5

Phoenix, Arizona, US

me?

Jan 19 13 10:34 am Link

Photographer

nO Name

Posts: 7

Chicago, Illinois, US

I'm curious as well

Jan 19 13 11:04 am Link

Model

SiffaScary

Posts: 11

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Please let me know?  I have been paid already, one shoot was 30/hour.  The other was 100 for a half day.

Jan 19 13 08:54 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

SiffaScary wrote:
Please let me know?  I have been paid already, one shoot was 30/hour.  The other was 100 for a half day.

I completely concur with the two rates you got.

$30/hr or $25/hr for longer periods.

Jan 19 13 09:11 pm Link

Photographer

Crows Photography

Posts: 229

Dothan, Alabama, US

Interesting, Shoot!

Jan 19 13 09:15 pm Link

Photographer

WildEye Studio

Posts: 654

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

OK Reluctantly I'll enter the ring of fire. Go ahead and take a look and let me know what you think.

Jan 19 13 09:28 pm Link

Photographer

KeithD3

Posts: 1431

Plattsburg, Missouri, US

I would like to know if I am over charging.  Hit me with my reasonable rate.

Jan 19 13 09:33 pm Link

Photographer

juliarabkin

Posts: 590

Rochester, New York, US

well this is interesting... ok let's see what you think.

Jan 19 13 09:41 pm Link

Photographer

BCADULTART

Posts: 2013

Boston, Massachusetts, US

This may have been said already,

BUT Hourly rates do not apply to models (The main ingredient to the image) or photographers (The people who light and press the button.)  I have not shot for an hourly rate since 1978. Photographers work for a day rate, expenses and Post.  Travel is a separate fee. Then there is usage, by the client, and web usage.  With Magazines there is a lower day rate (assignments), expenses, space and web usage.  For models the issue is the usage of the images.

For photographers the ASMP has the guidelines and this pretty well layed out.

In 1978 I shot PR photos for $100.00 hr + expenses.  In the new millennium I shot a Country western signer for SONY records, a buyout for $5000.00 a day + Expenses, I could have made more money shooting it for free and licensing
the images to the magazines.  I've also handled "HOT NEWS" photos that were
licensed for one time use to the major magazines for $80,000.00  a pop.

This thread is a dis-service and most of it is poorly informed.

Keep in mind I am not now nore have I ever done "retail" photography.

Chuck

Jan 19 13 10:05 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

BCADULTART wrote:
This may have been said already,

BUT Hourly rates do not apply to models (The main ingredient to the image) or photographers (The people who light and press the button.)  I have not shot for an hourly rate since 1978. Photographers work for a day rate, expenses and Post.  Travel is a separate fee. Then there is usage, by the client, and web usage.  With Magazines there is a lower day rate (assignments), expenses, space and web usage.  For models the issue is the usage of the images.

For photographers the ASMP has the guidelines and this pretty well layed out.

In 1978 I shot PR photos for $100.00 hr + expenses.  In the new millennium I shot a Country western signer for SONY records, a buyout for $5000.00 a day + Expenses, I could have made more money shooting it for free and licensing
the images to the magazines.  I've also handled "HOT NEWS" photos that were
licensed for one time use to the major magazines for $80,000.00  a pop.

This thread is a dis-service and most of it is poorly informed.

Keep in mind I am not now nore have I ever done "retail" photography.



Chuck

Very nicely said. Is there some other portfolio we can see of your work. This one has only 7 pics.

Jan 19 13 11:18 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

JuliaRabkindotcom wrote:
well this is interesting... ok let's see what you think.

Your BnW are so nice.

I am gonna say$75/hr.

Jan 19 13 11:20 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

KeithDewey3 wrote:
I would like to know if I am over charging.  Hit me with my reasonable rate.

$85/hr

Jan 19 13 11:21 pm Link

Model

JP09

Posts: 32

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

JP09 wrote:
Oh this is brutally self -sacrificing ..but I am curious... How's my going rate?

Jan 19 13 11:24 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

JP09 wrote:
Oh this is brutally self -sacrificing ..but I am curious... How's my going rate?

Read the post!!

Jan 19 13 11:29 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

JP09 wrote:
Oh this is brutally self -sacrificing ..but I am curious... How's my going rate?

Read the post!!

Jan 19 13 11:31 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Crows Photography wrote:
Interesting, Shoot!

$45/hr.

Jan 19 13 11:34 pm Link

Model

JP09

Posts: 32

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I should probably rephrase that: am I charging too much?

Jan 19 13 11:36 pm Link

Model

-Aviva-

Posts: 3466

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

sure smile

Jan 19 13 11:58 pm Link

Model

debraelena

Posts: 1

New City, New York, US

sure!

Jan 20 13 12:11 am Link

Model

Miss Morbid Kitty

Posts: 88

Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Lemme have it! >.

Jan 20 13 04:50 am Link

Model

An Italian

Posts: 96

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I'll be 21 someday. Someday 6 months from now..ughh

Jan 20 13 09:04 am Link

Model

Rosemarie Bennet

Posts: 147

Warrington, Pennsylvania, US

:)Please.

Jan 20 13 09:10 am Link

Model

SiffaScary

Posts: 11

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

I completely concur with the two rates you got.

$30/hr or $25/hr for longer periods.

So.. any advice on how I can make these rates go up?  *wink wink* big_smile

Jan 20 13 09:11 am Link

Photographer

WildEye Studio

Posts: 654

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

I think I got Skipped

Jan 20 13 12:18 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Valerie Walls

Posts: 17

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

I'll Play, rate me smile

Jan 20 13 05:39 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

WildEye Studio wrote:
I think I got Skipped

Sorry for that.

You definitely have variety in your port. I am going to say $55/Hr

BTW: I loved this pic: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24400516

Jan 21 13 04:48 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Valerie Walls wrote:
I'll Play, rate me smile

Val:
You are very good. How about $70/hr?

Jan 21 13 04:50 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2443

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

SiffaScary wrote:

So.. any advice on how I can make these rates go up?  *wink wink* big_smile

For gothic models - get ups are their main strengths. You may wanna spend some on some get ups and revamp your port maybe?

Jan 21 13 04:54 am Link