Have a clear and realistic idea about your budget.
Do you want to share the commission with another party? Before the assignment we need to know the name of the other party and how they intend to use the pictures. Shared commissions carry a minimum additional fee of 15% on the photographers day rate.
Are your requirements realistic?
A good photographer can work wonders but not miracles.Consider the climate, the time of year and the conditions at the location.
Create a sound working relationship.
Ensure everyone knows what is happening. Have you cleared the way for a smooth and efficient shoot? Does everyone from security to top management at the location know that a photoshoot is taking place? Do they know what to expect? Be there.
Using the pictures.
The licence to use the pictures is not granted until the client has paid the invoice in full.
Further use of the pictures by third parties.
All pictures are automatically entered in the Arcaid collection for potential distribution and global publication unless a prior agreement has been made.
Click to view the Photography Commissioners Checklist (pdf)