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Boilerplate contract?
« on: February 04, 2009, 08:53:09 PM »

Got an assignment to shoot commercial work. Nothing fancy or glamorous. Will involve shooting some people on private property. We'll discuss $$$ during the meet-and-greet.

Dunno what to charge. About an hour ago spoke with a portrait photographer who owns a studio nearby. He basically said, "Commercial clients are cheap b*st*rds. That's why I do portraiture. People see my portraits and they either like them or not. I just got off the phone with two prospective clients who don't have much money. And I'm giving them both a price break. Sorry, but my only advice is to say, 'This is what I charge,' and then say nothing and let the client say OK." (He had to repeat that last bit three times.  )

So what's the current day rate? Or should I charge per image/post-production?

I also need a boilerplate contract that I can take with me and fill in during the meet-and-greet. Anybody have one as a PDF and willing to share or can point me to one on the internet?

I've a release that I'll print up and have people sign, if we use their likenesses.


P.S. As far as I'm concerned, all photography is portraiture.
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Boilerplate contract?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 12:19:34 AM »

Go to the book store and buy Business and Legal Forms for Photographers by Tad Crawford.  It is an ASMP book and comes with a CD-ROM of the forms it describes in the text.
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