Day Rate: $2400 per day (8 hours of work) for photography and editing. At least half the time dedicated to image editing per project. For example, if photographing for 8 hours, another 8-hour day of editing time is required.
Hour Rate: $300 per hour for photography and editing. Minimum of 2 hours of work with at least half the time dedicated to image editing per project.
Deliverables: Selection of high resolution JPEG and TIFF images and their original RAW files transferred via digital download or physical media (hard disk or thumb drive). ¶ For events this is usually between 50 and 150 images total with high quality black and white image processing including dodging and burning, with 10 to 30 of those in a folder labelled Simon Selects. ¶ Optional (extra days required): Printed book with 20–50 photographs and custom graphic design.
Copyright & Model Releases: These vary depending on each project and are indicated in the contract signed before beginning the work. For events and portraits I generally retain copyright of images and grant clients perpetual reproduction rights in any media. For sessions involving models and advertising, terms are negotiated to satisfy clients’ needs.
Payment: 50% advance payment of total fees prior to project start with the remaining 50% to be paid within one week of delivering final deliverables.