Unless otherwise noted in writing, these license terms apply.
Pricing for photography generally falls into two different categories:
- Shooting Fees / Expenses, and...
- Use Fees
Shooting fees pay for the photo shoot, and cover expenses like equipment costs and overhead. Shooting fees do not cover extra expenses, such as pay for models, makeup artists, pre-production days, set design and construction, or catering.
Shooting fees range from $150 - $500 per photo shoot, depending upon the complexity of the job. Shorter time blocks do not always translate into smaller shooting fees. After all, it takes a great deal of skill and ingenuity to create a great photograph under intense time pressure. You don't pay for time, you pay for creative vision, and the experience to transform that vision into powerful imagery.
Certain uses are free, including web-sized images for portfolios, MySpace profile pages, and personal (non-commercial) use under these legal terms. If you use an image for free on your website or MySpace profile, you must link to my site, or mention the URL. Here is the proper form of attribution:
Copyright Eric Hamilton, www.dilvie.com
Fees for other uses vary depending on what the photos are for, and how you intend to use them. I always retain copyrights. Every commercial use of an image (even if it's the same image) requires purchase of an image use license. Copyright violators will be subject to prosecution under international copyright laws. All commercial image use must be cleared in advance!
Commercial Uses for Commissioned Photos
Commercial use prices are based on the market average, utilizing the latest prices from an industry standard database that tracks average rates by geographic region. The Plus System is used to come to an agreement that clearly spells out your use needs so that you can be sure that the contract covers everything you need it to cover, and that the pricing for that coverage is arrived at fairly.
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