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In Topic: Reply for image/footage request for free

18 April 2016 - 07:54 PM

If they lead with "there's no budget but..." I go polite reply. They might come back one day for another request with budget.


The ones who dance around and don't mention payment get a very short "happy to discuss pricing for your request, let me know exactly which pictures you are interested in". 


If they come back after that with a rate card or similar then all good. If I get a sob story from a commercial provider or comments that imply they are getting paid for their bit but I shouldn't want money for mine (hobby journalists)...at that point I tend to send one blunt email and then ignore. Journo's working freelance normally have a fair bit of sympathy for the no pay no photo position, although they can be pushy when desperate.


What I have learned is that there's no point pricing stuff until I've worked out if there is a budget. I wasted a lot of time searching for the appropriate image and working out how much to charge. No more! Acceptance of usage fees (that they exist, not exactly how much) first, spending a lot of time on their request second.

In Topic: snoot: on light or on strobe

07 April 2016 - 08:57 PM

How slow does your shutter speed have to be to see your focus light in the image? Can you achieve a black background at that shutter speed? 

In Topic: A question about footage requirement

05 April 2016 - 04:27 PM

Interviews may be free (depends if you want to be on TV!) but existing footage for broadcast could reasonably go for $100 per second and up.

In Topic: FS: Inon Z240 Type4 Strobes

04 April 2016 - 06:42 PM

You might be a bit overpriced. Z240s are available for $589 USD new if you look in the right place.

In Topic: WTB Inon Z240 for parts

23 March 2016 - 06:54 PM

Yep, got your PM. In answer to your questions, his email address is on the contact page of his website which I linked in my post. If you click though, you'll see it straight away.


He didn't replace the reflectors as these were fine. It was just the flash tubes themselves which get burnt out and turn brown.