Sunday, March 6, 2011

What do you charge for commercial work?

I'm trying to get a sense of what my fellow graduates/undergrads are charging for commercial work. Do you charge hourly? Do you have a day rate?


Cam said...

the average is about 250 to 300 a hr.

Ryan Krueger said...

Check out the book "ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography" It will answer a lot of questions.

In some situations it might work to charge by time, but generally it is not ideal as you would begin to penalize yourself for working more efficiently. It would be better to get an understanding of what exactly the client needs in the end and charge based on that.

Don't forget to take into account all of the possible uses of your images by the client when licensing them.