What to charge from your clients?

Posted by Bryan Dunn on


Interestingly, most of the novice photographers don’t have an idea about the amount they should charge from the clients. If you are such photographer, here are some tips that might give you an idea about a practical fee structure.

First, determine the following aspects.
Time spent on shooting the respective project
Expenses you had to bear during the shooting
Cost of transportation
Time spent on transporting
The amount of knowledge and skills you had to use to get the outcome
Time spent on post production

Then, you must determine what other photographers charge for a similar type of project. However, if you are a novice, don’t charge as high as an expert. Instead, you can start from a relatively lower price and increase it gradually later on.

After determining a certain price, you may have to add about another 40-50% to it. This is to cover tax implications.

Now, you will get a certain amount as the answer. Be honest to yourself and think if the amount is reasonable for the respective project. If you feel the amount is too much for the project, you may bring it down to a reasonable figure. The key is to begin your career as a photographer and build an identity; therefore, don’t charge too much at the beginning.

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