Chukcha
Topic Author
Posts: 2019
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:57 am

Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:05 am

Hi All,

I got a request from a person who would like to purchase a photo to make a big print and give it as a gift to a family member.

I have no idea how much to charge. Are there any guidelines to follow?

Any input would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Andrei
 
User avatar
jid
Posts: 889
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:37 pm

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:51 am

Why not do the big print and charge him for that?

Jid
G7EPN is back after 15 years! Operating all Bands 80mtrs -> 70cms QRZ DX
 
IL76
Posts: 2237
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:43 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:08 am

For requests like this, I offer to take care of the printing and send the print to them against printing cost price plus a small extra amount for myself (call it labour costs).
I don't send people large jpg's.

E

edit: ...and include the postage costs in the price aswell of course...

[Edited 2009-07-14 00:09:49]
 
JakTrax
Posts: 4664
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:30 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:08 pm

Andrei,

In this case I, like those above, always quote an 'all-in' price, which includes printing costs, postage and a little on top for myself. I normally charge around £10-20 for the actual image (my 'little bit on top') depending on what size they'd like.

I tend to use Photobox (www.photobox.co.uk) as they will post direct to your client while omitting any documentation detailing costs. Saves you paying two lots of postage basically.

Karl
 
User avatar
dvincent
Posts: 1488
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:53 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:58 pm

I refer people to the photograph on my Smugmug where they can then purchase any size print (at my price including markup). I used to make and mail prints, but it was such a pain that I would save time and money by using a site with a print service like Smugmug.
From the Mind of Minolta
 
JakTrax
Posts: 4664
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:30 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:12 pm



Quoting Dvincent (Reply 4):
I used to make and mail prints, but it was such a pain that I would save time and money by using a site with a print service like Smugmug

It's pretty easy using Photobox, and you have full control over the image you upload there. For instance, I was asked once if the colour could be (in their words) 'beefed up' (or saturated more in our terms).

Karl
 
michlis
Posts: 696
Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:13 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:20 pm



Quoting Dvincent (Reply 4):
I refer people to the photograph on my Smugmug where they can then purchase any size print (at my price including markup). I used to make and mail prints, but it was such a pain that I would save time and money by using a site with a print service like Smugmug.

I would add that the photo labs Smugmug uses for prints are very good; I've had no complaints from customers and it really gives the customer more options and might even translate into more than just a sale for one print.
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.
 
User avatar
dvincent
Posts: 1488
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:53 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:30 pm

Unfortunately Andrei is from Australia, so he may want to find a company that does business in AUS dollars. Smugmug only does business in USD, but they do have international users... I'm not sure how well it works but I believe international currency is coming very soon.
From the Mind of Minolta
 
Chukcha
Topic Author
Posts: 2019
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:57 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:33 pm

Thanks everybody for the replies. I get a rough idea now.

The problem in this particular case that the person wants to put the image "on canvas." I don't know what exactly it means; maybe just a large print. I guess, I'll have to find out.

Cheers,
Andrei
 
2H4
Posts: 7960
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:11 pm

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:47 pm



Quoting Chukcha (Reply 8):

The problem in this particular case that the person wants to put the image "on canvas." I don't know what exactly it means; maybe just a large print. I guess, I'll have to find out.

He's probably referring to something like this.

2H4
Intentionally Left Blank
 
User avatar
dvincent
Posts: 1488
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:53 am

RE: Photo Sale Question

Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:20 pm

There is also rolled canvas if they want to frame it or otherwise do something to it.
From the Mind of Minolta

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], HarryLi and 5 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos