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Prices, Fees, Usage rights, Agreements - Infos

Video: Vendor-Client Relationship in Real-World Situations

(Source: youtube, by Scofield Editorial, Inc.)

The video linked above might seem humorous - and it is indeed here to give you a chuckle. But it can also serve as a mini-FAQ on pricing in general.

Professional Quality - and a fair Fee

As a professional and experienced photographer I strive to give my clients excellent quality and service. And I aim to charge a fair fee based on our agreements.

Please contact me to discuss your needs and I will work at offering a reasonable price we can both live with.

What the Fee is based on

Following I highlight some factors which play a role in pricing a fee for a photo job:

  • Scope of the desired usage rights - dependent on the intended use
  • Distribution/ placement/ presentation/ exposure of the images
  • Duration of use
  • Difficulty and risk of the task at hand
  • Value
  • Necessary time, effort, research and planning involved

Some Thoughts on Pricing...

It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.

(This wise and true summary has been attributed to John Ruskin (1819-1900))

A little more Detail needed? Please Read on:

Further information regarding usage rights can be found in my brief article on copyright. It is a good introduction - easy to read and understand. It briefly illustrates all you ought to know about usage rights for photos. Read it here.

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Customer Comments

"You know someone is a fantastic photographer when you could get shots like you did of me in mediocre wave conditions."

Shawna (JP)
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"I now got to compare the quality of the photography from all my suppliers. I have to say that JP comes out tops.  The quality and composition of the pics you have provided is so obviously better than any of my other suppliers - congratulations to you all and your photographer. Overall - brilliant and I had not realised it until I suddenly compared it to all the other stuff I get sent."

Gordon (UK Distributor)
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Food for Thought

One should keep things as simple as possible. But don't over-simplify either.
Albert Einstein

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