So you come in for you 1 hour photo session and wonder about the cost.
Let’s just look at the time to create your photos for now.
|Schedule your photo shoot and follow-up.||15 mintues|
|Prepare studio for your shoot, check batteries, get memory cards ready, general set-up and take down.||15 minutes|
|Prepare proofs for your review||15 minutes|
|Retouch 3 photos||90 minutes
|Send prints to lab and get them back, check quality etc.||15 minutes|
|Deliver your prints||15 minutes|
Now this doesn’t include any costs, time for marketing, time spent talking with potential clients who do not book. So it may seem like a lot for that “1 hour” photoshoot, but there is a lot of time involved that you may not consider.
Now add to that the long list of cost for equipment, studio rent, insurance, utilities etc, you will see why photographers have to really love what they do.