Photo Pricing Advice

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by zpierce, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
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    This year I started selling some of my running race photos with reasonable success to help offset my gear costs. I priced them according to other similar services that offer shots of runners at races.

    Yesterday, I posted some of my city skyline shots to my Facebook (from this thread and an acquaintance said she needed some updated city shots for her real estate business (presumably for marketing materials) and asked how much I sell my work for. I have no idea how to price shots for commercial use. What is typical for this type of work / usage? (also realizing that this is likely a small business and a friend of a friend). Any advice on how I should go about pricing this sort of work? I'm not looking to make a killing or anything, but want to price my stuff reasonably / competitively for the type of market it is.

  2. Blotzphoto

    Blotzphoto Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
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    Lou Doench
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  3. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Not that I've ever sold a photo ...

    Be coy and ask what's their budget and work on their terms. One persons reasonable is another outrageous and some elses steal. Situational value pricing I call it.