Sunday, December 07, 2008

Assignment Photography - Basics ll

STEP BY STEP (Chapter ll)

According with the last post...

You can then ask if they'd like to see your portfolio or would they like to go to your website.
If they haven't seen your portfolio and have no interest in seeing it they're probably looking for a bid from you but you're not really in the running for the job. How you handle this is up to you. Many photographers won't spend much time creating a bid for them but some do it anyway with the hope of being in the running for future work.
If they've seen your work and are able to answer your questions move on the next step.

D.- Get the parameters of the job. You want them to be as specific as possible so you can estimate the job correctly.

When is the shoot?
Where is the shoot? On location or in a studio?
How many days?
how many subjects?
How many poses?
What concept are they trying to portray?
What messages is to be covered?
WWhat will the photos be used for?
How will the photos be integrated into the clients overall marketing plan?
Will there be talent hired and who will handle the casting of the models?
Do you they need props, wardrobe, special effects, aerial or underwater shoots?
Can they fax you a copy of the buyout?
What is the timeable for the project?
Can you bring an assistant?

E.- Discuss the usage. When images are use to advertise products or commercial services the fee is usually higher. Depending on the number of images produced and the usage you are granting, you fee and the cost associated with the assignment will increase. If the client doens not know what usage they need or might need in the future give them a quote for all usage they think they may need.

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