Charging for Post Production...
This is a discussion on Charging for Post Production... within the Making Money From Photography forums, part of the PHOTO FORUM category; I received a request from a recently married couple (who went for the cheaper option, and used an amature photographer to do their wedding), who ...
I received a request from a recently married couple (who went for the cheaper option, and used an amature photographer to do their wedding), who would like me to quote them on a Storybook and Coffee table albums. Seeing as I did not take the photographs (and their photographer did not present these albums as options for them), I have a couple of questions.
1stly - where it comes to the albums, I'm using a trusted service provider, however would still have to retouch and edit some of the photo's for the albums. My question therefore would be regarding the legality in doing so - would it be possible for me to do any kind of editing on another photographer's work? Or should he rather sign a release form?
2ndly - Obviously I will be putting a mark-up on the albums, however when it comes to the retouching and editing, what and how should I charge for the post production? Should I estimate (depending on the amount of images) the amount of hours and charge accordingly, or a fixed amount? What would you guys do?
Thanx guys, looking forward to your advice.
07-07-2009 11:15 AM
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Editing another photographers images is not a good idea. This is a classic example as to you get what you pay for. You should recommend that they contact the original photographer for the books needed.
Mmmm Avoid another photographers material at all costs
Must have missed your reply Cygnus, and thanx for the reply from both of you.
I have discussed this with the potencial client, and they have assured me it's not a pro photographer (friend of a friends' cousin kind of thing), however I've decided rather not to go that route. I have given them info on where to go, with a commision from my supplier of course...