A&P Advice from people that sell prints. Someone wants to buy one of my pics.

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    I know dick about selling pictures as Art. My editor told me that someone wants to buy my "Dawn of a new day picture"

    The tear sheet from the mag.
    [​IMG]

    Some guy emailed the mag requesting to buy a print of this, im gonna email him back but have no idea what to charge. I tried looking up some prices but the images that i see for sale are way better than mine, so i dont want to sell for that high.

    Anybody have any ideas?
     
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    vgeek New Member

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    Don't undersell yourself though, that is a pretty good looking picture minus the flare.
     
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    flare is intentional. It is the Dawn in Dawn of a new day.

    who is Al Powers? that dont sound like an azn name
     
  4. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    thats me, im 25% white and 75% vietnamese, but mom is 50/50 split so i have a very "white" name. My full name is Vuong Pham Albert Powers. My mom and dad both wanted me to have the names of their family, so i got a viet first and last and a traditional first and last. :p
     
  5. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    10-20 bucks for anything under an 8x10

    anything greater than that start increasing the cost to at least triple the cost of print plus shipping

    for example, using MPIX pricing, a 16x20 on metallic paper is 19.99 and their shipping is 5.95 iirc.

    19.99 + 5.95 = 25.94 x 3 = 77.82

    don't forget taxes as appropriate

    but then again, just my suggestion:o
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    thats great advice. thanks.
     
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    Honestly, that sounds fairly inexpensive.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    more advice is appreciated and thanked in advance
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    I sold one to someone that went to South Africa with us for $200 for an 8x10, and I thought that was pretty cheap. :dunno:

    (print only, no frame)
     
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    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    How large of a print are they looking for?
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    for a one time sale, probably is

    I'm used to being with people who do portrait stuff, and sell images in bulk not just one offs. So it's typically a set cost of "X amount per sheet up to 8x10" and then anything above that they have other prices, but it's all package deals.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i dont know full details yet. im gonan email him back and find otu what size he is looking for
     
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    This guy?

    [​IMG]

    Oh wait, thats AL POWELL. My bad.
     
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    Do you know anything about your potential client? If they are the owner/manager of any of those builldings or of the construction companies building them I say no less than $1000 for a 24x36 framed and signed. Just my opinion.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    LEED Engineer
    Perini
    Building Company

    His company is doing the construction.

    thats is his title. He wants an 8x10 signed by me... :mamoru:
     
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    LEED is a designation given to people in the industry by the www.usgbc.org

    That means the building or project is likely a leed registered building, they are having the construction rated and compared among others in areas of sustainability, efficiency etc.

    I guess what I'm getting at is there is no shortage of money there, it costs about $2-7 per square foot of space to get certified, charge them what you want they have the money.

    Everything in the LEED Certification process must be documented so there is a good chance the NEED this photo, for what ever reason. There is a good possibility they have a figure budgeted for such expenses.
     
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    Mark817teg OT Supporter

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    The designation is actually a LEED AP, accredited professional. If you post his first and last name I can tell you if he is infact a LEED AP.
     
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    so what did you decide to do?
     
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    My girl and I was tryin to figure out what nationality you was.. couldnt tell but now I know haha!

    I would say no less then $50.. if autographed then $100+ :bigthumb:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    I ended up going with $200 for two autographed prints:mamoru::mamoru:. One 8x10 that is identical to the one in the mag, and One 8x10 of the original photo in landscape orientation.

    Cashman photo lab is goign to print them for me 6 bucks for high grade metallic paper with gloss finish.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i dont want to do that just for professional reasons. But thank you so much for the info, it helped me decide on a price for him.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    Nice!
     
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    isn't that the guy from Family Matters, Reginald VelJohnson?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yeah but he was Al Powell in Die Hard. and he loved twinkies but his wife wouldnt let him have them.
     
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    even though the deal is done, my suggestion for future reference is to ask what they were willing to spend. That gives you a ballpark of what kind of money they have and ideally, how to handle these types of sales.

    In this situation, it appears they "needed" the photo more than they wanted it...this means they have deeper pockets and you should definitely price yourself to be respectable.

    In a situation where someone likes a picture you took but they're some average joe, i'd price it around something they'd find in a decent store.
     

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