Commercial Photography while employee
Re: Commercial Photography while employee
I should add that because I was known for my photography in the company we developed a relationship for event photography, like employee events, retirements, banquests etc. In this case I was probably undercutting the pros, but they would also not have called a pro for many of the during the work day events. In these cases the requester called my boss, who checked with me and my work load. My standard fee during working hours for a presentations or visiting dignateries was $45 plus expenses. At somepoint someone in HR decided that they could save money by doing the events with a Sony Mavica, but that didn't last long and they came back to me. The biggest thing is you should not be asking questions here but working it out with your employer. I should add that your employer gives you opportunities that you would not have otherwise so respect him and he will respect you. I am going to throw in another photogrpahy for employee story here and I am sure in the age of digital it will never happen again. I was using a Mamiya RB67 camera ( Look it up digital guys) while working at GM Diesel in London Ontario. We built a special locomotive for Irish Rail, a double ender. I brought my camera to work like many people because it was being shpped by aircraft due to late production timeline. I got a shot of it being loaded onto a Soviet Antonov 124 at the airport. I had my own colour darkroom and had a picture within 2 hours. The plant manager saw my photo, ordered a 20x24 for the aircrew and said he didn't care what I did with the photos after that. I ended up selling them to every guy in the plant I think and walked away with over $10,000 for that one picture. Once again, totally upfront with my employer and no one has any misunderstandings.