City: Southend on Sea
Country: United Kingdom
Member Since: Sep 18, 2004
The easy cop out is to turn the tables and ask the photographer how much he/she thinks the shoot is worth or what budget he/she has ... then based on the offer you can either:
A, Laugh in thier face
B, Start negoitiating
C, Accept the job
D, Accept the amount while thinking "sucker"
A job is a job and as long as you are not out of pocket its worth taking. However one thing always rings true, if you broadcast your rates you will nearly always be under or overselling yourself. When i shot commercially there were a number of times i paid well below what the job was worth because the model had posted rates. Conversely i passed by many models because they were asking for too much. They may have taken what the job was worth but with plenty of other models available there was no point in asking.
In the end a models value comes from ability, reputation and how highly he/she scores on the standard mayonnaise test.