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My Second Paid Gig, And I Need Some Advice!


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#1 ChrisHastings

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

Hi SDP legends

 

So I did my first paid gig late March (an engagement party) and from that have now booked a shoot this weekend with another guest that I met on the day.

 

The brief is as follows:

  • Promo shots for an acoustic guitar duo (female and male) Just starting to gig mainly for social media.
  • 1 hour shoot in an ally 

 

A couple of questions I have and would like some guidance with are:

  • How much is a fair price ( I will have 2 hrs travel 1 hr shoot and a further 2 hrs in post)?
  • Should I take my studio strobes use a speed-light or use natural light?
  • How many pictures do you think I should supply (and at what cost) ?
  • I am going to suggest a few themes and ask the clients thoughts, but what are your thoughts?
  • would you suggest they bring multiple wardrobe changes?

Guys I know this is a lot of questions but any help and feedback would be awesome!

 

Cheers!



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:44 PM

For a one-hour shoot, I would think 15-25 final, edited images to choose from would be reasonable. In terms of wardrobe changes, do you know if there will be a public restroom nearby or someplace they could change? You will want to come prepared with some posing ideas for them, and also check to see if they have specific pose ideas they would like to incorporate. Price.....that is always tricky! Whatever you do, it's always wise to have a contract signed by both parties that outlines what they will get and when they will get it, what they will pay and how they will pay and receive their images, and whether you can use the images for your portfolio and for marketing. 

 

Good luck and have fun shooting!


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#3 P Bender

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

Good advise about the contract and release.


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