Human Fly Photography wrote:
Restoration of old dusty torn pics. I'm working on a quote and it's taking me about an hour to repair each photo. It's a lot of work so I'm leaning to charging 25-35 per pic, but not sure what everyone else is charging.
It's subjective per the particular image, I average between $45-60 per hour with a minimum, and after 1 hour I'll bill in 20 minute increments. I've gone as high as $75 an hour for a job I'd only do if I have enough $$ incentive. Some are a real pain in the arse.
Whenver possible, I'm the one who makes the copy, not the client. If the client wants to make the copy, I give them standards to run by, and won't accept the job until I see either their copy or the original itself.
More often than not, I used a copystand rather than a scanner. Raws come in handy.
Most of what I work on are CDV's, tintypes, ambros or dags. I get paid 1 hour up front, and send them a proof of my progress. Further time upon their approval and added payment.
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