Hi. While having a 16x20 photo of a dew drop hanging from a branch framed, a random customer of the store expressed interest in purchasing the photo. She asked what I would charge for a 16x20 and an 8x10. She gave me her name and number, but I have yet to call her because I have no idea how to price my photo.
Perhaps an unanswerable question, but is there any benchmark I could use to help me price the shot, given that I've never sold a photo before?
Any help would be appreciated.
Jill there is a benchmark but it will change from area to area.
Look in the local advertisiing sources like newspapers, flyers that come in the mail etc and call several local photography studios and aask them how much they charge.
I live south east of Seattle, looking around the sidewalk sales and booths set up in the local malls 8x10 unframed prints start at $15 and go up and a 16x20 start around $30 and go up.
Unframed and unmatted prints go for the following: 8 x 10 & 8 x12 $20
12 x 18 on 13 x 19 $60
16 x20 $80-$100.
The prices quoted by G12 sound more like photos that have been made by offset printing. Although there was one guy up here that was selling 11 x 14 print with a single matte on 16 x20 board for $35. He was giving them away. Another person was selling the same thing for $175, but he is a well known local photographer.
Don"t sell your talent cheap. It recently cost me $15 for labor to pack a couple 18 x 24 matted prints. That is not counting the package, the tape or the postage. It took 15 minutes, which equals $60 per hour for labor only.
I live 90 miles north of Seattle.
Over achievers make the rest of us look bad.
I sell my prints matted, generally, so an 8x10 matted goes for $15 ( I normally sell a lot at a time).
What I do is multiply the cost of the print-if there's a mat, a frame, etc., they are included- by 3. So if that print framed cost YOU $100, then charging her for the same framed print $300 is not unreasonable. I have had 16x20's printed for about $20( artboard backing always), so if you charged her about $60 for an unmatted, unframed print, that too would not be unreasonable.
Brand new here maybe taboo question:
Anyway is there a good place to sell photos online.