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Old 11-24-2008, 10:19 PM
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WTA : Company Annual Report Photo-Shoot

Shutterians. I need some pointers here, and if possible any advise and pitfalls (especially this!) to look out for.


This is still tentative and it may not materialize.




I have been approached by a recently listed public company to do a photo-shoot for the company's annual report next year. This will involve taking snapshots of the Board of Directors as a whole and by individuals, the company's offices I suppose, and also their factories and perhaps outlets stocking their goods. The company makes furniture and fittings.

I am informed that I would most likely do the photo-shoot in both KL and at another state. I am getting the impression that they will provide or foot firsthand my traveling and accommodation and hopefully anything over 5% proof. FYI, they are looking around for a more affordable and acceptable snapshooter and they seem to think I fit the bill.

I am not going to shoot RAW, but rather high-end JPEGs and am getting the impression all I have to do is just submit my snapshots to the printers or someone or the other; and that's it. And like most of my snapshots, there would be minimal post-processing in my free and fave image editor, Ollie Master. No light tents or softboxes or light reflectors; just my Ollie dSLR(s), FL speedlight(s), and kit lens. Heck, mebbe some black garbage bags or white linen sheets together with my film gear, who knows? But you get the idea.

Since I am also working full-time, I am planning either to clear my carried forward annual leaves to next year and do this over the weekends, yeah?

My burning question is this : How much do you guys/gals think I should quote them? A ballpark figure would be nice or a rough guide on how I should give a quotation. Thanks!

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:32 AM
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BUMP! Any Shutterians out there who can assit or give me some pointers? Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:43 AM
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My burning question is this : How much do you guys/gals think I should quote them? A ballpark figure would be nice or a rough guide on how I should give a quotation. Thanks!
I think it is best to know what do they want you to photograph so that you can estimate the total hours that needed. From there, you can calculate how much can you charge. Roughly RM100-RM200 per hour can be a good start. Those who specifically do these sort of jobs professionally would charge higher.
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In this type of condition, (doing for corporate company) i charge them over at least 1.4k for the board of director and companies office. Of course, if you are required to travel, additional charges will be inccured.

but that is just me. Oh, did i mention, they dun need any of the crazy, funky, artistic, bokeh shot?>
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I think it is best to know what do they want you to photograph so that you can estimate the total hours that needed. From there, you can calculate how much can you charge. Roughly RM100-RM200 per hour can be a good start. Those who specifically do these sort of jobs professionally would charge higher.
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In this type of condition, (doing for corporate company) i charge them over at least 1.4k for the board of director and companies office. Of course, if you are required to travel, additional charges will be inccured.

but that is just me. Oh, did i mention, they dun need any of the crazy, funky, artistic, bokeh shot?>
Guys, thanks for the pointers there. Definitely will be keeping it in my mind.
And yeah, Edwin, noted your comment on the bokeh etc thingie! LOL!
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:51 PM
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As Edwin said, corporate shoots can charge between RM1.5K - 6K per day depending on complexity. If need to go outstation, client pays for 5-star hotel with 2 rooms (extra room for assistants). Add extra charges for transportation etc.

Try not to undercut the market rates. :p

My last corporate shoot in Langkawi, client covered my 5-night stay in resort.
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