Group photo cost/ ideas

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Craig Gillette Forum Pro • Posts: 11,731
Re: Group photo cost/ ideas

Definitely, it's business, you need a contract.  If you don't have one set up, you'll need some sort of "fulfillment" process.  Some sites allow you to share low res or watermarked images to order from, with a pricing structure in place.  (Not a pro here and don't do this kind of thing so have seen/used this sort of site but don't have one.)

Without knowing the size or how organized the group is, it's hard to suggest how long it might take or what a reasonable fee would be.  You want to be paid for your time and effort and not depend on "print" sales to get paid.  Not that you should sell prints for free or a usable file but I'd be wary of depending on a lot of sales.  With that in mind, you should cover copyright and availability of "more" prints versus their copying them.  (Which they will anyways - another reason to make the money upfront.)  You also want to cover any necessary rentals whether lighting, backdrops, etc., set up and take down time separate from actual shooting times.

Since I don't do this but am "in" several groups, I'd wonder if you reached out to them to offer the services or they saw what you'd posted and came to you.  That might be something to consider when considering expectations and results.  For example, I'd do a location shoot for my living history group probably for the fun of it for all of us when things work out to being less awkward for "group" activities.  I wouldn't consider something like this for my church. More effort, more people, organizing, and they've become rather privacy wonky so just a headache I'd leave to someone else.

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