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How much for prints?

Hi all,

I’ve only sold photos digitally (electronically) – and now someone is asking for prints.  She’s buying several of various sizes (8 altogether, 5×7s, 8×10, 8×12s) but nothing huge. 

How much should I charge?  Assuming it is going to take some work to calibrate and make sure these look nice, as well as rescan in some negatives.  I’m thinking of using Mpix which I saw mentioned here a few posts back.   Their 8×12s are around $10 to print, 5×7s $0.99 – but of course I am also selling my work, so I’m having a hard time figuring out how much…

Many thanks!

by candace feit at 2005-11-24 02:01:33 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) dakar , Senegal | Bookmark | | Report spam→

hi candace!

i assume that the pictures you sold digitally were for the purpose of a press or whatever kind of publication. now prints, why is she willing to buy them? does she represent a gallery/museum/foundation? is she just somebody you know, who wants to hang them on a wall in her living-room? or maybe she is an art collector?

by kuba dabrowski | 24 Nov 2005 03:11 | warsaw, Poland | | Report spam→
Exactly, Kuba!  All of my work has been for press/publication – never to be hung in someone’s office, which is what these prints are for.  She’s not a collector, just someone interested in having some pictures up on her walls.  So the prints don’t have to be museum/collector quality, just reasonably nice prints.  thanks!

by candace feit | 24 Nov 2005 04:11 (ed. Nov 24 2005) | dakar, Senegal | | Report spam→
hi candace, my experience with selling prints whether digital or darkroom prints depends on who is  acquring/or buying the prints.  i do ask around for the prevailing rates.  recently, i joined an exhibition for a fundraising activity and priced my prints including frames anywhere from 250-350 USD…it depends really on your audience..then again last sunday only, i joined an artXchange expo and priced my prints lower than the gallery rates… in the US, a gallery in texas wanted to buy 2 of the prints (digital), i asked around other photogaphers, and i negotiated for about 200usd/print. i hope this helps in anyway…nana

by nana buxani | 24 Nov 2005 19:11 | Quezon City, Philippines | | Report spam→

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candace feit, Photo Journalist candace feit
Photo Journalist
Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka
kuba dabrowski, Photographer/Photo Editor kuba dabrowski
Photographer/Photo Editor
Warsaw , Poland ( AAA )
nana buxani, Photographer, Filmmaker nana buxani
Photographer, Filmmaker
(freelance documentary photogra)
Manila , Philippines


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