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From the Archives: 21 questions to accurately estimate a photography job

Q: We have a client that demands copyright. I understand this is bad business practice to comply with their demands, but what is a fair charge to ask for so we can begin negotiations and still land the job?

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Trimming the Fat: Tips For Staying On Budget

For producers, one of our biggest responsibilities is to manage the budget on shoots. This takes resourcing, planning, flexibility, creativity — and the ability to anticipate and adjust in moments notice.

Patience and Compromise are Parts of the Negotiation Process

July 9, 2012 @ 1 p.m. in The Business Lab by Michael Thibeault | Art Rep NYC View Comments Question: It’s usually going to cost more than the client thinks it will. How can I tactfully and effectively communicate the…

15 Questions and Strategies for Illustrators to Properly Estimate

April 2, 2012 @ 11 a.m. in The Business Lab by Simone Friend & Beth Johnson | Friend + Johnson View Comments Question: Clients always ask for an estimate, and I tend to low-ball – any good strategies for coming…

Dialogues Podcast: The Price Is Right … Right?

November 22, 2011 @ 9:30 a.m. in The Business Lab by Dialogues Podcast View Comments Question: How does an artist develop a pricing strategy in today’s market? Pricing your work isn’t for the faint of heart. Dip too low and…

Why Practice Makes Perfect When Pricing Projects (Part 2)

November 14, 2011 @ 1 p.m. in The Business Lab by John Berthot | FOCUS View Comments Question: When estimating work, how much of finding the price is hard and fast and how much is the art of negotiation? Can…

Why Practice Makes Perfect When Pricing Projects

September 28, 2011 @ 2 p.m. in The Business Lab by Ilise Benun View Comments Question: When estimating work, how much of finding the price is hard and fast, and how much is the art of negotiation? Can you provide…

There are many factors to consider when estimating for a gig.

21 questions to accurately estimate a photography job

Q: We have a client that demands copyright. I understand this is bad business practice to comply with their demands, but what is a fair charge to ask for so we can begin negotiations and still land the job? Estimating…

5 Factors for More Accurate Estimating

September 9, 2011 @ 9:15 a.m. in The Business Lab by Katherine Hennessy | kate & company View Comments Question: How will I know how much to charge for a commercial client? What are the main criteria that affect pricing?…

The Pros and Cons of a Low Budget Shoot

August 26, 2011 @ 9:15 a.m. in The Business Lab by Suzanne Sease | Suzanne Sease Productions View Comments Question: When should I walk away from a potential client that understands standard usage/licensing practices but is trying to low ball…