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  • Pricing and Negotiating: Business Lifestyle Shoot for Technology Company

    Apr 27, 2015
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    Shoot Concept: Environmental lifestyle images of professional talent working and interacting in various business scenarios alongside a video production.

    Licensing: Worldwide Advertising, Collateral and Publicity use of up to seven images for one year.

    Location: Multiple business and retail locations in the South.

    Shoot Days: 2

    Photographer: Lifestyle and portraiture specialist based on the…

  • Pricing & Negotiating: Studio Portraits for a Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

    Mar 13, 2015
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    Shoot Concept: Studio portraits of 6 professional talent

    Licensing: Advertising and Collateral use of all images captured, in perpetuity

    Shoot Days: 1

    Photographer: Up-and-coming portrait photographer

    Agency: Mid-sized, based in NYC

    Client: Pharmaceutical manufacturer

    Here's the estimate:


    Budget: Usually when I'm quoting on a job, I ask the art buyer if they've established a budget for the project. Not that I don't know what things…

  • Pricing & Negotiating: Stock Contract for a Record Label

    Feb 16, 2015
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    A photographer recently asked me to review a contract governing the license of his stock photographs to a record company. The record label (one of the largest in the country) was initially interested in using four of the photographer’s images of a musician performing live on the cover and interior of a vinyl record edition of the musician’s upcoming album. We were told that they planned to press and release 25,000 copies of the vinyl record, and that they had a firm budget of $2000.00. The fee didn’t seem to quite match the value of the images, but we asked if they could send over a contract to take a look at. That’s when things got interesting.
  • Pricing & Negotiating: International Hospitality Shoot for a Luxury Hotel Chain

    Dec 30, 2014
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    Shoot Concept: Environmental lifestyle and landscape images as well as b-roll video of cityscapes and hotel properties

    Licensing: Advertising, collateral and publicity use of all images and video captured in perpetuity

    Location: Three hotel properties in three different countries

    Shoot Days: 13

    Photographer: Lifestyle…

  • Pricing & Negotiating: Motion for Small Business Services Company

    Nov 5, 2014
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    Shoot Concept: Testimonials, man-on-the-street interviews and b-roll video of an annual corporate conference

    Licensing: Web Collateral use of one 2:00 minute edited video

    Location: Hotel conference center

    Shoot Days: 1

    Photographer: Portrait, Lifestyle and Motion Specialist

    Agency: N/A – Client Direct

    Client: A Small Business Services Company

    A few…

  • Pricing & Negotiating: Architectural Lifestyle Images for a Hospital

    Oct 21, 2014
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    Shoot Concept: Exterior and interior architectural images featuring hospital staff interacting.

    Licensing: Advertising (excluding broadcast), Collateral and Publicity use of all images captured for two years from first use in a single state.

    Location: A hospital in the Northeast.

    Shoot Days: 2 

    Photographer: Architectural specialist in…

  • Pricing & Negotiating: Forbes Magazine Contract

    Aug 28, 2014
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    Over the years, I’ve shot for lots of business magazines, but my favorite was always Forbes. The photo editors were experienced, smart, and nice. They appreciated good photography and they used it well. Not only did they have a reasonable contract, and…

  • Pricing & Negotiating: Studio Portraits of Spokesmen for Social Media

    Aug 18, 2014
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    Shoot Concept: Portraits of two spokesmen previously featured in television commercials in various lifestyle scenarios

     Licensing: Web Collateral use of up to 13 images for 3 months

     Location: A studio in California

    Shoot Days: Two

    Photographer: Portraiture and lifestyle specialist

    Agency: Mid-sized, based on the East Coast

    Client: Large food…

  • Pricing & Negotiating: Executive Portraits for a Large Agency

    Jul 30, 2014
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    Shoot Concept: Create executive portraits and corporate lifestyle images of employees at work in their corporate headquarters and on-site at one client location

    Licensing: Digital collateral and digital advertising use of up to 40 images

    Location: Corporate headquarters and one retailer location

    Shoot Days: Three


  • Pricing & Negotiating: Directing Video for a TV Commercial

    Jul 8, 2014
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    Shoot Concept: Video of a restaurant interior

    Licensing: Use of all video content captured in multiple broadcast television commercials

    Location: A single restaurant location

    Shoot Days: One

    Director: Architectural and portraiture specialist

    Agency: Medium-sized, based in the Northeast

    Client: Large restaurant chain

    Here is the estimate:

    Creative/Licensing: A few months ago I worked with a…

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