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Hi guys, I've recently been asked by a magazine to cover a charity event at the local Civic centre. It's quite a high profile job with the Lord Mayor attending and a few sporting personalities. … Read More
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Hi guys,
I've recently been asked by a magazine to cover a charity event at the local Civic centre.
It's quite a high profile job with the Lord Mayor attending and a few sporting personalities.

A 3 to 4 hour job.
My photos will be used in the magazine.
No retouching required.

This is my first freelance job, how much should I charge for this job?
I wouldn't say I'm a professional, so I wouldn't want to ask for a professional rate.
I've tried to do some research on what a professional would charge for an event like this but everything seems to be on a quotation basis.

Thanks for any help or advice. Cheers
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Try the photography section at AVforums?

If I have more techy questions I usually ask there.
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Just a thought, but as it's charity event, and you're new, why not offer to do it for free? You might raise your profile and get extra work that way.
#4
I understand where you're coming from about the charity event, however should I charge for the use of my pictures in the magazine?
The magazine is covering the event but they are not the organisers.
#5
Try this photography forum or NUJ rates It's always a balancing act - charge to much and you may not get the job; charge too little and get branded as cheap.
Not meaning to be a Job's comforter but don't forget that you will need PL and equipment cover insurance at the very least and maybe product cover too if it all goes t!ts up.

Edited By: Flynn Jack on Oct 03, 2010 14:02: more inf
#6
£150?
I recently did a 4hr shoot for this much. But have been paid up to £500 for a day.
All photos will need retouching so factor this in to your time.

I don't worry about copyright and appearance fees at my level and don't advise you to.

My daily rate for film / photography / teaching is £365 and people don't raise eyebrows. I wouldn't call myself a pro either. Yet
#7
what circulation does the magazine cover? local, county wide, or UK wide? how many pics will they be using? full spread over 2 pages? if your pics are just general meet n greet type pics then id expect they be paying around £20-50 an image. if they are more of posed/shoot type pics then up the price a little as you'l b taking more shots.

you'l always need to tart up your pics afterwards so like its been mentioned already take that into consideration.

good luck
#8
This may be of interest.

http://networkedblogs.com/8EHN5

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