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

Makeup Artist

Kasey Lestrange MUA

Posts: 91

Costa Mesa, California, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

You are very good Casey. I like the way you push the limits.
$65/hr

Awesome thanks for getting back to me smile

Apr 22 13 08:07 pm Link

Photographer

Brandon Cordon Photo

Posts: 21

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

You need some variety in your port. No doubt, your headshots are very nice - actually this pic in somebody else's port is awesome: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#24235478

$35/hr

Thank you very much!

That was a makeup for the shoot. Lacey. She posted an unedited image and not the edited but never changed it apparently. And its the same on her website I see now.

Apr 23 13 01:18 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

ghost bear wrote:
ooo i wanna know!

I love the pin up kinda avatar you have. But how about a few more pictures. $50/hr.

Apr 23 13 07:45 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Erika Rieck wrote:
What about me?

Pretty lady with an outstanding figure. Pardon me if I am wrong - But I am not sure about your expressions. All of them looked same to me.

$45/hr

Apr 23 13 07:48 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Sarah Stitches wrote:
I'd love your opinion :-).

Sarah:
Call me old fashioned, but I cant understand why a pretty girl with a 10 figure paint her hair blue.

With natural hair - in my mind you should command $75/hr. I am assuming that is about 50 pounds/hr in UK.

Apr 23 13 07:55 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Katzen Lynx wrote:
Let's give it a shot...

Katzen:
You have a very expressive face. I found this pic in someone else's port. Awesome capture and pose: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 4#32189804

$50/hr

Apr 23 13 07:58 pm Link

Model

Katzen Lynx

Posts: 325

Belmont, New Hampshire, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

Katzen:
You have a very expressive face. I found this pic in someone else's port. Awesome capture and pose: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 4#32189804

$50/hr

Thank you, that is not my favorite photo but I see what you mean.

Apr 23 13 08:14 pm Link

Model

Space Case

Posts: 207

Bellevue, Washington, US

What do you think about me? O:

Apr 24 13 06:45 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Space Case wrote:
What do you think about me? O:

You are young and good looking. But your port is obscure as none of the pictures show you well. How about building a better port on TFCD.

Good Luck!

Apr 24 13 08:18 am Link

Photographer

Lachance Photography

Posts: 197

Daytona Beach, Florida, US

I am game.

Apr 24 13 08:22 am Link

Photographer

Miles Away

Posts: 3

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hit me...

Apr 24 13 08:22 am Link

Model

The Original Sin

Posts: 13896

Louisville, Kentucky, US

Sure, why not?  Hit me. smile

Apr 24 13 08:24 am Link

Model

Sarah Stitches

Posts: 35

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Digital Blitz wrote:

Sarah:
Call me old fashioned, but I cant understand why a pretty girl with a 10 figure paint her hair blue.

With natural hair - in my mind you should command $75/hr. I am assuming that is about 50 pounds/hr in UK.

Thanks :-D, I've just been Modelling for about 4 weeks, so this is still a positive comment for me :-).

I have Blue hair because I'm an Alt Model, and having colourful hair is quite desirable in the Alternative Modelling Market :-).

Thanks again,

Sarah.

Apr 24 13 11:03 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Mark Lachance wrote:
I am game.

I hope you are game indeed! Otherwise you will not like my assessment. Your camera angles are awesome, but you are not doing the lighting and shadows well. Read a book on lights and shadows you will go far.

I am gonna say TFCD/ Good Luck!

Apr 24 13 12:12 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

The Original Sin  wrote:
Sure, why not?  Hit me. smile

If I were you I will crop this image and make it a portrait. You look stunning - the split skirt diverts the attention. http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/20623554

$40/hr.

Apr 24 13 12:14 pm Link

Model

The Original Sin

Posts: 13896

Louisville, Kentucky, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

If I were you I will crop this image and make it a portrait. You look stunning - the split skirt diverts the attention.

$40/hr.

Thanks. smile

Apr 24 13 12:17 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Laura1982 wrote:

Any suggestions to get to where I would qualify for a higher rate?

Laura:
Having just 4 pictures in your port simply gives me the feeling that you do not really care about modelling.

Create a port first! Then lets talk about money!

Apr 24 13 06:45 pm Link

Photographer

Tyler Lai

Posts: 7

Austin, Texas, US

i'm a newbie, but im interested!

https://www.facebook.com/TLaiPhoto

Apr 24 13 10:38 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

[url=http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Tyler_Waitt_2207044 wrote:
Tyler[/url] Lai] i'm a newbie, but im interested!

https://www.facebook.com/TLaiPhoto

Good start! Continue on TFCD for now!

Apr 25 13 04:47 am Link

Photographer

Harold Rose

Posts: 2925

Calhoun, Georgia, US

Digital Blitz wrote:
Based on your quality, experience, everything else you bring to the table (I mean to the studio) irrespective of the theme.

Again, I am not very talented - but I am blatantly frank and honest! But please remember photography is subjective and opinions differ as does the definition of beauty!

And above 21 years old please. All others get ignored.

It is totally impossible for an outsider to know the  budget configuration of a  Photo.    For an example!    We are doing a patio furnature page.   The catalog is about 36 printed pages...(40 plus photo pages)   You have a  ego and a half if you think you can calculate form  out of thin air,     and that is the same for all  photography we do...even calendar pages for a swim suit calendar..

Apr 25 13 05:14 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Harold Rose wrote:
It is totally impossible for an outsider to know the  budget configuration of a  Photo.    For an example!    We are doing a patio furnature page.   The catalog is about 36 printed pages...(40 plus photo pages)   You have a  ego and a half if you think you can calculate form  out of thin air,     and that is the same for all  photography we do...even calendar pages for a swim suit calendar..

This is the second time you have posted your thoughts in this thread. Thank you - I am flattered!

Apr 25 13 11:01 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

Apr 25 13 11:01 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Sarah Stitches wrote:

Thanks :-D, I've just been Modelling for about 4 weeks, so this is still a positive comment for me :-).

I have Blue hair because I'm an Alt Model, and having colourful hair is quite desirable in the Alternative Modelling Market :-).

Thanks again,

Sarah.

Sarah:
Thanks for the education.

Apr 26 13 06:53 am Link

Photographer

Remy Brown Photography

Posts: 157

BOISE, Idaho, US

About 8 months into photography, storming the world with my nifty 50 and my 200 dollar light setup. Let me have it smile

Apr 26 13 10:42 am Link

Model

Sade29

Posts: 1

Woodland Hills, California, US

I wanna know!

Apr 26 13 01:06 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Brownlager Photography wrote:
About 8 months into photography, storming the world with my nifty 50 and my 200 dollar light setup. Let me have it smile

BrownLager:
I dont believe you have only 8 months of Photography experience - you have acheived what would take a lifetime and an abundance of talent. You use postproduction manipulation excellently and you have a clear understanding of Lights. Long story short - you are a top order photographer.

$150/hr

Apr 26 13 05:01 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Sade29 wrote:
I wanna know!

You are obviously pretty and apparantly have an hour glass figure. But with 6 pics in the port - I can not pay you. How about bulding your port on TFCD basis.

Apr 26 13 05:03 pm Link

Photographer

asong

Posts: 48

Los Angeles, California, US

me?

Apr 26 13 05:32 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Apr 26 13 06:10 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

Alex:
Accounting is a noble profession. What say?
TFCD!!!
Good Luck!!

Apr 26 13 06:10 pm Link

Model

Stathena

Posts: 46

Langhorne, Pennsylvania, US

Isn't this a little hard to guage because of different markets? For instance North NJ right near me has much lower rates than the Philadelphia area. I'm interested to what you would say for me as my rates currently work.

Apr 27 13 07:35 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Stathena wrote:
Isn't this a little hard to gauge because of different markets? For instance North NJ right near me has much lower rates than the Philadelphia area. I'm interested to what you would say for me as my rates currently work.

True the rates are different in different areas. I gauge them based on ho mmuch O am willing to pay staying in the Greater DC area.

In my mind you should charge $35/hr

Apr 27 13 01:51 pm Link

Model

Stathena

Posts: 46

Langhorne, Pennsylvania, US

Digital Blitz wrote:

True the rates are different in different areas. I gauge them based on ho mmuch O am willing to pay staying in the Greater DC area.

In my mind you should charge $35/hr

wow, that is a different market, up here I charge $80-100/hour successfully in the Philly, Syracuse NY, MD, and VA areas. It is slightly lower in VA by Williamsburg/Richmond, but the MD/VA area is usually even higher than my rates, sometimes in the $200/hour range for erotic shoots. I mean I'm not inflexible, if the rate is reasonable, especially if it's non commercial. Maybe I've just been lucky.  Interesting though.

Apr 27 13 03:10 pm Link

Photographer

Theik Smith Photography

Posts: 10

Brooklyn, New York, US

Hi there - I'd like your gauge on my work. Thank you in advance!

Apr 27 13 08:06 pm Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Theik Smith Photography wrote:
Hi there - I'd like your gauge on my work. Thank you in advance!

Theik:

Your compositions, themes and the expressions you extract from your subjects are awesome. But I am not a big fan of your lighting and shadows.

In my opinion, I think your rate should be $40/hr

Apr 27 13 11:25 pm Link

Model

Mary Luna Enderle

Posts: 7

Saint Louis, Missouri, US

Greetings!

I would like to know what you suggest.

Thank you,
Mary

Apr 27 13 11:47 pm Link

Photographer

Gavin Poh

Posts: 229

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Given your comments on shadows, I'm scared to ask as I have a whole series on shadows and patterns but curious :-)
If you're still playing, count me in please.

Apr 28 13 07:32 am Link

Model

besos mis amores

Posts: 154

Bakersfield, California, US

What about me

Apr 28 13 07:43 am Link

Photographer

Maria Panina

Posts: 141

New York, New York, US

Sure, let me know

Apr 28 13 07:59 am Link

Photographer

Digital Blitz

Posts: 2454

Gaithersburg, Maryland, US

Gavin Poh wrote:
Given your comments on shadows, I'm scared to ask as I have a whole series on shadows and patterns but curious :-)
If you're still playing, count me in please.

Mr. Poh:
I am privileged to have visited your page. Ports like your make my time in this forum worthwhile. You must be one of the very best in the either side of the hemisphere. I wish I was closer to you to meet you and get an education. Your tumblr pictures are fabulous with each one telling us a story. Please tech me how/what camera-lens/lights/backdrops you used on this one: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30942647 - I have aspired all my life to create an implied like this but never came even close.

Your shadows work is an institution on lights and shadows by itself. When you get older - you should open a photography school.


As for rates - in Washington DC area you could command $250/hr.

Apr 28 13 09:44 am Link