Post # 1
Is your photographers price jsut the proofs? then you pay extra for edited, etc.? I’m using a student photographer(budget!) he is going to charge us $200 for approx. 4 hours photo time. We get the proofs, but they won’t be edited, etc. that will be addt’l charge, does that sound right?
Post # 3
Yeah, usually student photogs (I’m using one) just include the time and the proofs in that price. I’m doing all our editing myself, I’ve taken classes on Photoshop and Lightroom, but I suppose if you have no experience, then you could pay the photographer to do the editing for you.
Post # 4
Student pricing is of course going to vary a lot based on what they are willing to comp to build their portfolio. But that sounds like a very good deal to me. You are paying him <$50/hr for his time since he will probably have to prep beforehand, travel over, and put together the final set of proofs. Photo-editing is *very* labor intensive. Even if you use automated color-balancing software, you will still want to examine each photo to make sure the levels adjusted properly. Much of the mark-up on professional photos (as I understood from talking to many photographers) is really due to the time it takes to edit the photos afterward.
Post # 5
We aren’t getting any pics, were getting the proofs though (a hi res dics with them all on it)
Post # 6
for 200 dollars for 4hours shooting is extremely cheap, never mind the time it takes to edit the photos….and if he’s an inexperienced student photographer, chances are he doesnt have a flawless super quick workflow….
our very first wedding took us 50 man hours to edit….ofc its a lot faster now cause we have learned efficiency and using our programs as best we can, but its still a lot of work.
Dont forget cost of the average pro who is doing this fulltime as a living includes overheads like studio costs, advertising, travel, equipment purchase and upkeep, paying assistants, etc…
even batteries cost extra…and we need a lot of those….
Post # 7
that sounds REALLY affordable! You can always do post processing online with photoshop and a tutorial or two!