Fees & Rates

Since every shoot or illustration job is different, some prices may be higher than others.

But higher doesn’t have to mean expensive.

Personal Photography: Portraits, Homes and More

Some photographers take shots and then either give you the proofs or let you preview unprintable images from a website. Then once you decide which images you want, you have to buy photos from them, usually at “set” prices.

There’s nothing wrong with that — but that’s not me.

I’m not in the business of making money off of prints. (And to be honest, proofs and posting images to websites would take up way too much of my time.)

Print What You Want When You Want
I am in the business of taking great photos and then giving them to you on a CD. That way you can print what you want when you want to.

I ask only that you not publish the photos in a book, magazine or on the Web.  (Email me at info@blackdogcreativearts.com or call me and I’ll explain all that when we talk.)

Business Photography: Companies, Magazines, Websites and More

I’ll price each shoot we do together as a flat fee that we’ll negotiate before we start.

This fee will include:

  1. The time it takes to do the shoot(s).
  2. Minor colour adjustments to the images.*
  3. Your right to use the images for your promotional materials (i.e., your website, brochures, advertising or other marketing uses we agree to before the shoot).
  4. A CD containing all of the images.

No Surprises

I’ll provide you with an estimate that outlines our agreement before I start. That way there won’t be any surprises for either of us. Small expenses like materials, travel and the like will be added on, but those charges are usually quite small.

The price you pay will take into account how you intend to use the images, which we’ll discuss and agree on up front. This is how I keep my pricing reasonable.

Image Copyright
If you later on decide that you want to use an image for something we didn’t previously agree on, give me a quick call to see if other charges apply.

This type of photo shoot – my retaining the copyright for the original images, but our agreeing up front about how you’ll use them – is the most cost-effective way for you to use original photography for your business.

But if you’d prefer to purchase the images – and copyright – outright, I’ll quote an affordable price for you.* Digital alterations and reconstruction work will be charged separately at an agreed price.

Photo Illustrations

We’ll negotiate any photo illustration intended for a book, magazine, website or any other type of published work up front. Then I’ll price it at a flat fee.

My quoted price will include:

  1. Concept development
  2. The time it takes to do the shoot(s).
  3. Photo Illustration
  4. Minor changes
  5. One-time or unlimited use of the illustration (your choice).
  6. A CD containing the illustrations.

 

I’ll provide you with an estimate that outlines our agreement before I start. That way there won’t be any surprises for either of us. (Small expenses like materials, travel and the like will be added on, but those charges are usually quite small.)

I’ll bill any additional changes you request – other than minor ones – by the hour. That’s why we’ll chat – a lot – before I create the illustration for you.

Spending some extra time at the concept stage will not only ensure that you’re happy with my ideas before I create the illustration, but also will keep the cost in check.

Illustration Copyright: You Choose
You can also choose which “copyright” option you want with your photo illustration.

  • One-time use is the cheapest option; however, it means I can re-sell the illustration to someone else for their use.
  • Unlimited use is a bit more expensive, but it means you get exclusive use of your image to use as often as you wish.