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April 08, 2014 @ 1:30 p.m. in The Business Lab by Nannette Patridge | Nice Little Picture View Comments
Where to Start
In general, I start with a budget as if we had the ideal amount of money to accommodate the shoot. This doesn’t mean you should beef up the numbers — but that you should figure out what you need so that all bases are covered. Leave a little wiggle room in case of any problems. From there, you can start going through the costs line by line to see
February 18, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. in The Creative Lab by Danielle Gruberger | DGR, Creative Talent Agency View Comments
Step 1: The Estimate - Once you know exactly what the client needs, the first step is to create an estimate for them, quoting costs for everything and everyone involved in the shoot. You must be very careful and meticulous when putting the quote together because once the client agrees to the final budget you present, anything you miss will either come out of your pocket or surprise the client as an additional expense. Use this estimate to make a production checklist to work off of. It should include photography creative and usage fees, the cost for models, hair, makeup, wardrobe, travel (if applicable), assistants, catering, props, equipment rental, location fees, and post-production fees. Of course, every photo shoot will vary and will have different items to include.
August 14, 2012 @ 12 p.m. in The Business Lab by Jim Jordan | Jim Jordan Photography View Comments
So you’ve made the connection and booked a client – way to go! Now that you have the sales part taken care of, the next step is producing the job.
From location scouting and gathering permits to casting models and arranging catering, there are many aspects of production that need to be taken into consideration when planning a photo shoot. The question is: Who handles these important production elements?
Clients believe a producer can make or break a photography shoot, not to mention their relationship with you! And they're right. In this video, creatives discuss what makes a producer great and what gets a producer - and their unfortunate artist – mentally blackballed. Before you head into your next shoot, learn what matters in today's shoot productions and how to leverage this afterthought into a professional strength:
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