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Photography Pricing

My photography is based on per image pricing, it’s a benefit, low risk, all the reward. I bank on my ability to read light on a location shoot and know to add, subtract, or stick with the available light that exist. Tricks of the trade I’ve picked up over the years. These rates below are the starting point for the first image. Photography rates will be adjusted based on volume, production level and image use. All portraits include a proof sheet and basic image corrects and touch ups are included to maximize the impact of your images.

Per image rates for are for Texas (or one state) use:

The first purchased image rates,

listed below, are based on one year local use,

up to 20,000 print distribution

or less than 20,000 views per month web usage.

  • Professional Corporate Head Shot $200
    • Natural Light
    • One light set-ups
  • Personality Portrait $400
    • Large Productions
    • Stylist
    • Wardrobe
  • Group shot (3-7 people)  $375
  • Group shot (8-15) $575
  • Event
    • Corporate Event $250 (first hour two hours minimum)
    • Corporate Event additional hours $100

Props, models and location fees are not included in the per image rate.

  • Studio $250 per day
  • Assistant Each additional $200 per day
  • Regional use (3 to 10 states) of images add $150 per image.
    • Print 25,000 -250,000 distribution
    • Web page views 500,000 monthly
  • National use of images add $1000 per image
    • Print over over 250,000 distribution
    • Web page views over 500,000 monthly
  • Major national advertising use of images add $2500-$4000



General Information

Choosing to hire a photographer is a step that all small businesses must do to effectively achieve success for digital advertising..

Great images of your  decided to pick up free photography or choose widely used stock photography.

When you hiring a photographer you are choosing them based their abilities and style or the more technical term is “commissioning” this photographer to produce an image(s) for your use. Just as a writer would create a song. The artist still retains the copyright unless transferred in writing.

The normal term for usage is one year unless it was written that it would be different.

Per image pricing help my clients which are mostly small business control their cost, and stay on budget for the amount set for photography. The client only pays for selected images. Discounts may be offered based on volume and/or guaranteed minimum image purchases.

I must dispel the myth that digital photography is not cheaper than film: Although film costs do not play a role for the digital photographer additional expenses are incurred. Digital cameras, computers and the software to produce and process the images are expensive and need to be updated at the pace of technology. The time required to process the images is also more demanding on the photographer.

We believe that each image has value. Day rates don’t encourage efficiency, productivity and respect for clients’ valuable time.

Only time you would find me offering time based rates for is for event photography.

We do not recommend you hire a photographer based only on price. Different photographers have different production levels, experience, ability and style. It could be KDP rates may be lower than some photographers due to lower production overhead or higher due to experience and ability. We recommend you base your final photographer selection on 60 percent photography style, 25 percent experience and 15 percent price.

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