Posted 02/16/07 by Dean
Association of Media Photographers wouldn’t feel a need to offer a long list of complicated programs that help professional photographers figure out how much to charge. For any photographer, those tables and programs can seem pretty complicated. But for the novice, especially one selling online, the picture can get even more complex.It takes a fair amount of skill and much practice to create the sort of images that make you proud. But that’s nothing compared to the skill and experience needed to get a fair price when bringing your photos to market. Actually, that’s where a lot of photographers -- even professionals -- run into trouble. The talent for taking a good picture and the ability to negotiate deals are two very different things. If they weren’t, the most expensive images in the world might well have been taken by lawyers, hmm? And the
- Can you charge the same amount to a small website that you might charge a big corporation?
- Should you charge more for an image used on the home page than for a picture used on an internal page?
- Should blogs pay different rates than regular sites?
- Is there flexibility in the pricing - and should there be?