(Closed) do you pay extra for finished pics or included in $$

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We aren’t getting any pics, were getting the proofs though (a hi res dics with them all on it)

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee

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
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

that sounds REALLY affordable!  You can always do post processing online with photoshop and a tutorial or two!

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