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Old 11-16-2007, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Anyone have input/ideas wrt Day Rates?

I'd like to know what you think I should charge for a day rate for a corporate product shoot? Thanks, JR
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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I'd like to know what you think I should charge for a day rate for a corporate product shoot? Thanks, JR
Last time I heard what my old photog in CA charged for that was probably six or seven years ago, but I'm pretty sure it was in the $1200-1500 range. Our sets were often very involved, not just a mere setup & shoot against seamless.

(Which reminds me...I made a QuickTime movie out of a series of production stills from one of those elaborate shoots; need to figure out what do with it now that I have it...)

   
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:56 AM   #4
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I asked a friend who works for a busy product photographer in New England.

He says a “blind rough number would be $1,500-3,000 as a day rate for an established product photographer.”

He also says that his boss tries to get the client to reveal the budget. If he wants the job — something that gets his foot in a useful door, for example — the rate might be on the low end. I’m not sure how costs for set construction, photo stylists, et al, are handled.

My friend will be glad to talk to you if you want advice. Let me know and I’ll give you his phone number.

   
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That rate sounds accurate for here in NY too.
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Thanks Norman and (as always) Kathleen.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:24 AM   #7
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That rate sounds accurate for here in NY too.
Ouch! My recollection is growing dim, but I would swear NYC photographers got those rates in the 60s and 70s.

   
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