Rates for Photo Shoots
(and what I deliver)
Band and Social Event Photography
My fees in 2014 currently are the following:
If your intent
with the photos is "display only", i.e., posting them on your
website or myspace page, or using them in graphics to decorate
your website or myspace page, or using them in flyers to
advertise gigs, then the rates are:
Are you an
original band and playing just one set of music for your gig -
or playing longer but want photos during just one set?
This is $50 per band set.
Are you a cover
band performing all night (e.g. 10p-close), and you want
pictures taken all night? Then it's $100 flat rate for
Are you asking
for a promotional (i.e. posed, on-location) photo shoot?
This rate is $75 per hour, with a minimum charge of two hours.
Are you asking
for "documentary" photo coverage of a special event such as a
birthday party, reunion, video shoot stills, exhibition, trade
fair, etc? This is $75 per hour, with a minimum charge of two
If your intent
with these photos is "commercial use", i.e., putting them on
merchandise you will sell or using them in your CD art, then the
photo shoot fee will be 3x higher than the base rates listed
If you wish to
buy out my copyright rights, the photo shoot fee will be 5x
higher than the base rates listed above.
ticket, and/or parking if the event you wish me to shoot at requires such a thing.
** What You Get **
Included in this price: Two copies of each image (one
low-resolution with my watermark and one high resolution without
watermark). Basic editing, cropping, and color correcting (i.e. things that will help you enjoy
the photos more). Indexing of images. Processed images are delivered to you on CD
in about a week. I retain the
original images and copyright rights.
Not included: Digital backgrounds, graphic art treatments. (A
graphic artist of your choosing can do that work if that's what you
have in mind. Just be sure to give me photo credit.)
** Limitations **
I retain copyright rights to all images. This means that you cannot
redistribute or sell my images, unless the contract between you and
I specifies commercial use.
I do not do extensive graphic design, flyers, banners, webmastering,
or scripting. However, regarding web sites, I *CAN*
help you with overall structure and navigation to organize your
content and help your web site visitors find things easily.
Weddings and Portraits
Standard photography for weddings and portraits is also
available. Photography services and print orders are priced
separately to be more flexible to your needs. Prints are
available at "á la carte" pricing instead of packages at whatever
quantities and sizes you wish. Albums and special treatments
are also available. Please contact me to discuss what
you are looking for.
- Weddings may range from two hours to a full 8-hour day or longer;
from a simple justice of the peace service to a formal church
wedding with a large wedding party. Therefore the rate for your
own wedding depends on your
plans for the day. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
- For portraits or other posed shots, you may have your
sitting in a professional photo studio or other location or
natural setting of your choice. The rate for a portrait shoot is $75/hour.
Prints are priced separately on an "á la carte" basis. For
studio shoots, an additional nominal studio rental fee applies
(I borrow the space), and will be confirmed when we schedule
Proof images will be made available for your review. Standard
retouching enhancements will be done only on images that are ordered
Payment for photo shoot services is due no later than delivery of
images to you. For weddings, please remit a deposit of 50% as a
reservation when you book your day with me. Balance is due when
proof images are delivered to you.
Payment for ordered prints is due when you place your order with
me. Money orders, credit cards (through paypal), and cash are all
accepted. Coming in 2014: Credit card payment via my smartphone.