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    Question What to charge?

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    Based on my work, which is very amateur, what should I charge for an hour session?

    I want to add on my site my rates, but can't think of a number since I have no idea. How much would you be willing to pay?

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    What kind of work? Interior Design?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    What kind of work? Interior Design?
    Sorry! I meant my photography!
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    I charge for gas if I have a drive around to different locations. That's it though. I am no pro, and I don't claim to be one, so until I build a portfolio and start a business I won't charge anyone anything extra. If they want to offer me money for my time, that's fine, but I won't charge them.

    If you are just looking for a baseline sitting fee to cover your time and gas while you build your portfolio, maybe like $25?


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    I would say start low until you build up some clients. Maybe start at $150 for an hour?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindorella View Post
    I charge for gas if I have a drive around to different locations. That's it though. I am no pro, and I don't claim to be one, so until I build a portfolio and start a business I won't charge anyone anything extra. If they want to offer me money for my time, that's fine, but I won't charge them.

    If you are just looking for a baseline sitting fee to cover your time and gas while you build your portfolio, maybe like $25?
    That was exactly what I was thinking. Right now, I don't charge at all, but I now have people who aren't close friends or relatives asking and I don't know what price to give them.

    Thanks trina!
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    For an amateur photographer with little experience, I most likely wouldn't pay more than $30-$40 per hour and that's a stretch. Places like JCPenny and Sears charge a $29 sitting fee and I would presume that you are comparable or slightly less than they are (no offense). If you charged more than that, I'd honestly go somewhere else. If I liked the work when I picked up my photos I may give you more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyBiggs View Post
    I would say start low until you build up some clients. Maybe start at $150 for an hour?
    I wouldn't even pay a professional more than $100 an hour, no way I would pay a beginner that. My wedding photographer was $650 (I think, it def wasn't more than that) which included an hour of getting ready, the ceremony, 2 hrs of photos afterwards, editing, 24 pages of prints (any size), 3 copies on disc of all shots, fave shots as slideshow to music and rights.

    If it is just a beginner for just the session and a disc of all shots (some with editing), def no more than $40


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    I'd say between $25-$40.
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    Thank you ladies!!!
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