A&P got a paying job..scared though

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  1. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    so this lady that works at the same resturant i do asked me to take pics of her kid for some little kid beauty padgent thing and her sister brought two more kids along so i just spend 2 hours shooting these kids and it was all good and they like the results and will pay for printing, and gas money, etc...basically no real money

    today i get a call saying that sometime next month this wealthy lady wants the same thing done and she is going to pay me...now i am scared that if i fuck up she is going to be pissed because its a paying job. i was thinking about charging a shooting fee of like $100 or so and then having her pay me 1.5 or 2 times the print cost per print she wants...i figure this should take care of my time and gas money and still leave her with a good deal...any advice? should i just charge per print? if they all suck i would probably shoot again for free or not collect the $100
     
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    eof New Member

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    If she is wealthy then the money doesn't mean anything to her. Hit her up for sexual favors instead....
     
  3. sony

    sony Active Member

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    what would guru do :sad2:
     
  4. Keesh

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    Just do your best, I had a job like that a while ago and it didn't turn out great but the lady who was paying me was happy with them and gave me extra :dunno:
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

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    yep, I did a wedding once (renewal) and even though i came back very upset with myself, they were very happy and thanked me many times. Just do your best and you'll make some decent money
     
  6. angel_fiire

    angel_fiire ******

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    Dude..... Pricing!!!!!!!
    add all your costs, then multiply it by 2.5
    I know it might sound like a lot, but it is not.... ad up your film cost, print cost millage (50 cents per mile, back and forth to the place, back and forth to the lab, back and forth to the place again, so it would be 6 times), the photo holders you might have to buy to give her the pictures in and what ever else you use.
    This is a 40, 50, 10 pricing model
    40%= variable expences (film printing ........)
    50%= fixed expences (insurance, bills..... ofcourse this will not cover everything, but this is the % that should go into)
    10%= to yourself.
    It 's illegall to tell you how much you should price, but it should be somewere between $150 - $300
    PLEASE look into pricing, don't lowball it, bc nextime she sees into hiring another photographer she is going to offer very little money, the market value will drop!!!
    you might not be a profecionall, but learn to price.
     
  7. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    why is it illegal to tell me what to price?
     
  8. eof

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    Exactly what I was wondering.... :dunno:
     
  9. D

    D A guiltless state of self awareness.. The process

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    Do the job.
    If she is rich she will still want a good deal. Charm will help you. Word of mouth rules. Get some business cards done.
    You should calculate your overhead & make a profit.
    (psssssst...call other photographers in your area, & tell them you're considering them to do a photoshoot)
     
  10. tenplanescrashing

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    I hope you're as cheap as your spelling is...
     
  11. angel_fiire

    angel_fiire ******

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    Ouch.... I guess you are right
     
  12. Mag Master 21

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    collusion.
     

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