How did you price yourself for your first paid photography job?

5 months 1 week ago #669612 by Chase Audate
When you jumped out and took on photography jobs, how did you price yourself?  Was it flat rate or hourly? 


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5 months 1 week ago #669626 by effron
My first job landed in my lap when the pro I was assisting was arrested on the way to the wedding we were working. The party paid me more than was agreed on and they were very supportive, rushing out a few people to every store in the area for film to do the job as the primary's car was impounded with all the day's supplies, including the 2-1/4 camera and strobes. 
I did the entire event with a single Nikkormat ftn, three lenses (if memory serves) and a small speedlight. 
What a day.

Why so serious?
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5 months 1 week ago #669705 by garyrhook
By job, but that number was based on a time estimate: doing the shoot, editing, delivering the product.

Now I sell prints and images, or a complete project.


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5 months 1 week ago #669745 by Chuck Liley
Good question, one that got me thinking.  I had called around to get quotes from other photographers in my area acting as a potential client.  Came up with a competitive rate from there.  


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