https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/beyond-technique-podcast-with-jamey-price-photofocus-podcast-august-15-2018 Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Please, post a review on iTunes! Welcome to Beyond Technique, a podcast empowering photographers to bring their businesses to the next level. Today we chat with motorsports and automotive photographer Jamey Price. We discuss in detail: the power of being able to leverage your network the benefit of being nice to people in the industry the role of … [Read more...] about Beyond Technique Podcast with Jamey Price | Photofocus Podcast August 15, 2018
This article came to my mind a couple weeks ago, as I was approached by several event organizers. They likely were expecting my services for free and were almost hit by lightning when I educated them on the value of what they were asking for. That led me to one important question: Why some people believe that (our fair and right) prices are too high? I finally came up with an answer and found different ways to assert my services. Why do some people mistakenly believe that photographer's rates are too high? How many times have we seen on … [Read more...] about Charging the right price: Why is it important?
If a potential one can't, or more likely, won't answer the "what's the budget?" question; it seems a good possibility that the job isn't real. Often, "What's the budget?" isn't the right question. Price When a project is conceived, there is likely a dollar amount to produce it floating around in someone's mind. A potential client with an idea of an amount of "spend" is worth pursuing. One that says "Give me a price and I'll tell you if it will work" is probably not an opportunity. Time invested in producing a proposal for the former is … [Read more...] about What’s the budget? V/S What’s the risk?
I browse lots of photography forums in search of ideas for articles to write. I came across a post from a photographer offering to give up a job because he wouldn't be in town to shoot it. He writes: Hey! I was just contacted by a client about shooting a Sweet 16th unfortunately I will not be in the area and had to turn her down. She isn't looking to spend too much, about $50 to be more precise (I know... It's quite low); but is there anyone that would possibly be interested in taking on this client? Another photographer replied: That's the … [Read more...] about Photographer Wanted $5 per hour – should you take the job?
This is a guest post by wedding cinematographer Ray Roman, but it applies to all photographers. Ray's currently on tour helping photographers expand their job opportunities by adding video.In our industry, every client is angling for a deal. How do you create lasting memories for your newlyweds without putting a hole in your own pocket? Your hard work filming, editing, and producing wedding films should be reflected in your pay. But so many photographers & videographers are selling themselves short by using the wrong pricing and sales … [Read more...] about Naming Your Price: Using a Base Price to Drive Profits