rogueguineapig

rogueguineapig

Lives in Colorado
Works as a Freelancer
Has a website at www.PatronusPhotography.com
Joined on Sep 9, 2021
About me:

Drones, Film, and Digital shooter

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  • Absolutely agree... I mean if I'm doing hundreds of photos then even a reasonable discount rate is worth it. thanks for the advice!
  • Unfortunately it does not. When I started out with them I worked for a crappy hourly rate--a mistake, but then I wasn't very good. I got much better with time of course. Now that I need to make a ...
  • There's actually a bit of nuance here: I shoot two different kinds of photos for them. One is the catalog shot: https://www.patronusphotography.com/product/ekp1iiqppkndqrkv63nexrd3g3zb5x This is ...
  • Thanks for the links! I agree-- I think my skill, the type of photography and the location all influence the going rate in a given market. I've got a much better idea now, and I talked with the ...
  • I certainly know what you mean and agree that the mortality rate is very high for all the reasons you mentioned. I happened to get lucky and found someone who gave me a solid foundation for ...
  • Good questions... I'm not completely sure but I'll make a guess... I think that they would like different options based on the object in the photo. Once the item sells, the photo is largely ...
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    That's a thought I hadn't considered... they care about the images; I care about my time. Going back then... do I just average my per-image price? Some photos (like the back of a watch) are kind of ...
  • Yes...one of those basics is that buyers only pay what they think the item or service is worth. I'm sure Nike pays their product photographers a lot, and I'm sure that Nike believes they are worth ...
  • All good questions... my day or two of editing is taking 1200-1400 images and making it 800 deliverables. While I'm there I maximize studio time, to maximize the number of products photographed. I ...
  • I think I accidentally undercut the competition and also myself thru inexperience. It's probably likely that this gig has been backed into the alley of "cheap" and there's not really a good way ...
  • I think they would simply ask me to roll it into what I charge them because after 800 photos... it might be a bit tricky to price each one. Not all photos are equal in value; so I either price ...
  • I certainly wouldn't work for that little! Not with my gear anyway. But I also know that this client is willing to pay for good quality on things like watch repair and such--they do want and expect ...
  • I get the concept here of paying for usage rights... but it's very possible to price myself and usage-contract myself out of a gig in a very teetery economy--so I wanna be careful. Regarding usage ...
  • That's a complex question but I'll try to answer as simply as I can: it depends. A 40 hour work week plus about one more day is what it takes to generate those 800 photos. Images per hour is tough ...
  • hmmm...good thoughts and questions. So they get full usage rights, and I retain the right to use the photos for my own advertising, portfolio and social media. There's no expiration date on those ...
  • Thank you! I understand this... and I do understand where you're coming from. This is why I mentioned a few specifics... that my gigs are in the western US in large cities, and that what I shoot is ...
  • I sure do like my Samyang 35mm f/2.8... it's light, small, and more than enough quality for getting shots at birthdays and BBQs. Also the reduced price profile makes it less of a stress to use in ...
  • Hey folks, first time poster, sometime lurker. I do product photography... pix below. There's a jewelry store or two that I contract for, often to shoot their consignment pieces or used items. I ...
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