Photographing an "event"

mercphotomercphoto Bill JuraszRegistered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
edited September 16, 2004 in Mind Your Own Business
I'm not really sure which category to put this thread into. Apologies if it should be elsewhere. I'm also not sure if this is something people will want to discuss publicly.

I've been asked by a local business to give a quote on photographing events. By events, think conferences. They would want photos of the speakers addressing the audience, the panel, etc. They would also want candids during the socializing and networking. Maybe staged shots of two or three people together.

I get the impression the sales of prints would be limited, so I should charge an hourly fee to make it worth my time to go there. Plus a free 8x10 per billed hour, and the option to purchase more prints.

Am I on the right track here?
Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
A former sports shooter
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  • GREAPERGREAPER Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited September 15, 2004
    I would think that would be a good way to go.
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2004
    Sounds good to me. Charge for your time and your prints.
    Sid.
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  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,163
    edited September 16, 2004
    Yep sounds good... I just completed a Calendar for a local charity, I did it for nothing (charity was MS and local Dog Pound... I love dogs) and it cost me a packet.. really, between the time factor, ink ink ink, paper paper paper (I ended up printing everything dozens of times before it looked right... it gets really expensive so think about cost factor first.

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  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Registered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2004
    Proofing
    lynnma wrote:
    really, between the time factor, ink ink ink, paper paper paper (I ended up printing everything dozens of times before it looked right... it gets really expensive so think about cost factor first.

    So when you do these test prints to see if things look right, are you doing 8x10's, or are you doing 4x6's? Smaller prints costs less, but are also harder to judge by. Trade-offs...
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,163
    edited September 16, 2004
    mercphoto wrote:
    So when you do these test prints to see if things look right, are you doing 8x10's, or are you doing 4x6's? Smaller prints costs less, but are also harder to judge by. Trade-offs...
    Yeah... I'm like a thing possessed... 8x10... and then I think it's done? and the next morning I look at it again and redo the whole thing over... It's an obsession thing...
  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Registered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2004
    PS fear
    lynnma wrote:
    Yeah... I'm like a thing possessed... 8x10... and then I think it's done? and the next morning I look at it again and redo the whole thing over... It's an obsession thing...

    I think that's my fundamental fear of Photoshop --- you spend hours twiddling with a photo and never sure when to quit. Maybe its why I resist it so much.
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
  • lynnmalynnma Moddess Emeritus Homosassa, Florida (Paradise)Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,163
    edited September 16, 2004
    mercphoto wrote:
    I think that's my fundamental fear of Photoshop --- you spend hours twiddling with a photo and never sure when to quit. Maybe its why I resist it so much.
    Yep.. I think you are wise to be afraid, be very afraid, PS is very dangerous... the secret is I think to walk away and come back and look again... or, I have a husband who looks over my shoulder occasionally and says things like.. "great shot, why are is the tree bark pink"...

    I downloaded a program called Pictographics.. Rutt recommended it when I was doing my calendar (lots of flesh tones)

    it's here if you wanna look.. I use it on occasion for portrait flesh tones when I get desperate and just can't get it....

    http://www.nextag.com/buyer/outpdir.jsp?nxtg=4d53f_31AEFC8CD47240FE&OVRAW=Pictographics&OVMTC=standard&search=pictographics&OVKEY=pictographics
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESRegistered Users Posts: 7,991 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2004
    photoshop what fun?
    jwear wrote:
    :puke1 I always thought that photography was [to me] outdoors walking and shooting now i have found this site and with photoshop and new camera and a large desire to get better rolleyes1.gifI am getting HEMORRHOIDS JEFF and why does it always say add one more characters to short I getting writers cramp with one little joke? [/QUOTE/]
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • ginger_55ginger_55 Crazy Creek Babe Registered Users Posts: 8,416 Major grins
    edited September 16, 2004
    Done Time, same as school
    When it is due.

    g

    Whenever I use PS and it is by eyeball, I use the slider, like with saturation, get it right (lol), then I pull back a bit. I have a tendency to overdue. Some things are done right away, they either aren't going anywhere, or they are there (that is something you just feel in your gut and is a rarity for me, a wannabee, also. It did happen once, though, so I do know the feeling.).

    Other things, like Shem Creek, well, I think I am finally finished, but the truth is that the potential to do more is always there until the Challenge ends, that is my moment of truth.
    After all is said and done, it is the sweet tea.
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