Whilst there is no price list as such, as every project is different, there is a standard pricing structure based upon what is required.
As an example, it is almost always cheaper to photograph several artworks of the same size during the same shoot than doing them individually as the cost per item will be significantly lower due to the initial set-up time involved. Further savings can be made if you deliver and collect.
Conversely, a job that involves travel that is likely to take a whole day to complete, would have to be charged at a day rate.
Usage also plays a part as if you only need small images for promotional use or marketing, the cost will be lower than if you need large, high resolution images for commercial reproduction.
You will be always be given a fair price based on an understanding of what is involved, so communication is essential. You tell me what you want and what you need it for and I’ll tell you what it will cost.
And if you have a tight budget – we’ll work out together what can be achieved.
It is more affordable that way, as you pay only for what you need and not for what you don’t.
That’s only fair.
Keeping it simple
Prices for photography often appear daunting, with some based on time, some on expected ‘uses’ and some a combination. Artwork photography is often worse, based on the number of items, type of media or whether 2D or 3D. I try to keep things simple.
Artwork photography is usually needed for one or more of the following, regarded as marketing and self-promotion use:
- websites, blogs, social media
- portfolios and submissions for funding, exhibitions etc,
- marketing, promotion, illustrations
- to document, record and archive
Often, artists want to further monetise their work so photographs are required for commercial use:
- reproduction prints
- licensing for advertising
- publication as book or CD covers
- other commercial use
Commercial use licenses will inevitably cost more than marketing/self-promotion so it is essential to explain what you need the images for when getting a quote.
If you want to use the images freely, at any time and for any purpose, an ‘all uses’ license will cost more but will allow just that. Prices will include capture, processing and the subsequent supply of both high and low resolution images.
Pay As You Go
Many artists however, just need to document an artwork or installation, or have some images for their website, blog or for submissions. So why pay for services you don’t yet need?
As all images are archived safely, they can be supplied in the required format at any time. You just pay for extra uses or higher resolution files as and when needed.
- Less cost up front makes it more affordable to get work photographed
- Spreading the cost provides more control over your budget
- Allows the images to start working for you by increasing your profile
Supply On Demand
Ever been caught out not having images of your artwork in the right format, resolution or size when needed? Have images of your artwork ever appeared in print with the wrong colours or looked dull and flat?
You are an artist – why should you need to worry about file sizes, colour profiles, resolution and formats?
Let me take the stress away. I can provide ‘on demand’ service so that whenever you are asked to supply an image for any purpose, simply send me the details and I will take care of it.
I can even handle requests from publishers, printers, galleries etc on your behalf and supply the files direct if you wish.
Galleries, museums and individual artists with entire collections that need to be digitised, please get in touch. Work can be carried out on site.