Advertising Still Shoot In Tandem with Video Shoot

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

An inquiry came in from a good friend of mine looking for insights on this:

Client's Request:

“special” photography (i.e. it’s not unit photography) to take place during and around a video production of a national fitness expert working on endorsement of multinational health-related product.

Shoot to include:
- 16 scenes of her performing various fitness maneuvers, which includes 2-4 of her using the health-related product
- Single image on seamless for use as cut-out of expert in various (see below) electronic media.

Experience tells this photographer that is is highly likely that the set will be lit well enough that s/he can use the lighting set up for the video portion of the assignment.

Event Coverage at Auto Show

Sunday, January 06, 2008

This inquiry came in from a colleague. While I’d direct him to my pricing calculator on my site, here’s it for your consideration:

Client's Request:

I’m in the communications office at {major governmental research institution}, and we are potentially participating in an announcement by the {government department} at the auto show on in two weeks. We’re looking for a freelance photographer to document the event for us, and I came across your site. I was wondering about your rates and availability for that day for about 3 hours.

Posted by John Harrington on 01/06
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Available Light Shoot of Youth

Friday, January 04, 2008

The following request came in for a colleague of mine, and I put it up for your consideration and collective wisdom.

Client's Request:

I have a shoot that will be 4-6 hours.  It’s a shoot of children in an educational environment, more than likely using available light, to shoot storytelling images of these youth, and the end client is a governmental-type organization, available light, no studio lights. While the youth may well need model releases, that is not your responsibility from a cost standpoint.  I estimated 6 hours at $X for the shoot, and $X for post production. 

What would you charge for the shoot fee, unbundled from the scope of usage since there is still a degree of unknown as it pertains to the final use, and further, the photographer is concerned about scaring the client away with huge bundled fees. Further, the photographer believes they could trim what usage they didn’t need or want from their budget and he would still get a good rate to shoot and an additional revenue on specific licenses as they are determined.

Prospective Client Inquiry: Restaurant Executive portrait needed

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

This client wrote in an e-mail asking for an assignment to be done in the local area.

Client's Request:


I need a digital portrait of the manager and head chef of {restaurant name} in {downtown city location}.

The portrait (both of them in the same shot, square-ish or vertical) needs to be done on location next week during the day, prior to the restaurant opening at 5pm.

Can you please let me know if you’re interested, your availability, and email me an estimate.

This is for one-time editorial use in a newsletter which is send through the mail, and sent digitally.

Thank you,
{client name & phone number}

Posted by John Harrington on 01/01
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