By Craig Oppenheimer, Wonderful Machine< Concept: Images of employees at work in industrial settings
Licensing: Collateral and Publicity use of all images captured in perpetuity
Photographer: Industrial and Lifestyle Specialist
Client: Energy company
Here is the estimate:
Fees: The client had three facilities across the country, and while the scope included one shoot day at each facility, the overall production including travel time would equate to a 10-day project. There wasn’t a defined shot list, but we knew the shoot would involve a combination of employee lifestyle images, and shots of the equipment within each facility as well. Rather than basing the fee on a certain number of setups/scenarios, I used previous knowledge of similar shoots to come up with a fee of $6,000 per shoot day, which felt right for the limited usage.
Crew: The load would be light, and the photographer only needed a first assistant for the production.
Equipment: We included $1,000 per shoot day for use of the photographer’s personal cameras, lenses, and grip.
Travel: I included appropriate rates based on local research for the 10-day production details in the job description
Misc.: This covered any unforeseen expenses that might arise during the production and while traveling.
Post Production: We anticipated about 20 images per location needing some basic processing, and we noted $100 per image, which would include up to 1 hour of retouching.
Results: The photographer was awarded the project.