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  1. photoshadow

    Paintball Life... Jokes.

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    Hey,
    So as most of you have probably seen, i do paintball photography. I had a field owner today ask me to do photo of an event i'm going to in the summer. This event is where the All Star game is played of Central and Eastern conference. As well a Border battle (US vs Can). This is a very very big event for the league as a whole.
    Now i charge teams there 40$ a game ( two 20min half) and theres about 10 games on the saturday and 10 on the sunday.
    Now the issue is, the owner of the field has asked for photos of the event, so from 8am til 5pm. Now right away he said money isn't a big deal because my rates are a joke... Fine whatever. But he wants photos for his website and i'm guessing theses will be commercial use.

    What should i charge... and how many photo should i give?
     
  2. SheOfManyChildren

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    He told you your rates were a joke?
     
  3. Arod

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    I would triple my rates just for a comment like that :lol:
     
  4. nb132

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    well...they are on the low side....not sure it warrants a comment like that, but give him a quote for commercial use, not personal like for the teams. :) then you could make him license the images for use on top of that.

    one of the local guys here has a pricing seminar coming up i think this weekend actually but is probly full. i don't have the link handy but if it's something you're interested in shoot me a pm and i'll dig it up
     
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    If he's looking for commercial use charge him licensing fees for the images, don't just hand over the images and walk away.
     
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  7. photoshadow

    Paintball Life... Jokes.

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    I would be very interested.

    Also i got a message back from him, and he said nevermind since he as only trying to help me out since there was already 3 good photographers there. He could do the photos he wanted in 5 min himself. So i'm not needed lol

    Myself i was thinking like 100$ for this and all he wanted was 8 photos.
    But then he said that being too much of a pain

    So i gave him a 600word essay back of who i was, who i've done work for and how i thought his comment was that we was going to take advantage of me.

    The funny thing is, those 3-4 photographers over there, well one uses a D40 with 75-300... i believe i can put higher quality with L series and faster motors.
    As well, within 4 hours of putting a thread up on the paintballer site, i have 10 requests... They know my work, and they like the quality. So i'm not needing handouts.

    Theses are those photographers work
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  8. photoshadow

    Paintball Life... Jokes.

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  9. SheOfManyChildren

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    Next time don't respond at all.
     
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    http://www.deancasavechia.com/pricing/

    hit that and then the contact me link at the bottom. I'm sure paying is probly the fastest/easiest way to reserve your spot, but give him a shout and I'm sure he'll tell you what's up.
     
  12. photoshadow

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    i already emailed him
    All good..
    But again so looking at my competition i highly doubt its going to take much work getting into that market over there.. for doing photos for them
     
  13. SheOfManyChildren

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    Trust me, quality isn't the only thing. If they're undercutting you price wise it can do a lot of damage.
     
  14. photoshadow

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    they are changing 75$ or so... ya... haha
    For me, while my rate of 40$ is cheap i'm happy with that, 10 teams 400$ a day.. thats fine with me
     
  15. SheOfManyChildren

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    Ahhhh, so YOU'RE the undercutter. :lol: Hence the comment about your prices.
     
  16. photoshadow

    Paintball Life... Jokes.

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    oh ya haha

    Mind you the following season i can go up to 50$ a game or 80 for 2... or something, that way i keep the customers i get this year and then "Try to take over the World"! hahah

    But really!
     
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    sometimes people mistake more expensive for better
     

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