OT-In a pricing quandry. Hourly rate would be too high.
- It looks like conventional wisdom is to decide what your hourly rate is and price accordingly. That is what I normally do. I have so much time on this project that an hourly rate would be out of the question, so I am really not sure how to handle this.
- ASMP's forms and paperwork examples have always been good. ASMP has
long been one of the leading organizations in the world protecting and
promoting the interests of professional photographers whose work is
for publication. While some may feel their sample terms and
conditions are overkill, they are all derived from real life
experiences of professional photographers and intended to help other
photographers protect themselves from as many unfortunate business
experiences as possible.
I should remind you also that there is an entire section (five
chapters) of my new Virtual Reality Photography book devoted to
business concerns for VR photographers. You can see more about this at:
Additionally, there is quite a bit of free business practices
information on the Virtual Reality Photography web site. For a case
study showing how three leading VR photographers (also all ASMP
members at the time) estimated the same project, including all their
respective terms and conditions, go to:
Even if the figures and rates don't seem appropriate to your
particular market or business, look carefully at the kinds of terms
and conditions that each photographer uses on their Estimates. These
may help guide you in better crafting your own.
Other useful business information from the vrphotography.com web site
can be found at:
Author, Virtual Reality Photography