Biomed Firm – Jim Flynn

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Jim Flynn — www.jimflynnphoto.com

I am a lifestyle and people photographer working mostly in the corporate and advertising arenas. My business philosophy is to treat people the way you would want to be treated. That goes for both clients and vendors. I try to do my very best on every job no matter how big or small in order to develop long term, profitable relationships.

 

Commercial Job for a Medical Firm

This shoot was done for a company that does cord blood banking and research. The usage they requested was unlimited use, unlimited time. My fee was based on two things: 1) They are essentially a bio-tech company, so my experience tells me that they can afford a little higher fee then most companies; and 2) Although they wanted unlimited use for unlimited time, the nature of the photographs and the type of company indicated to me that they wouldn’t be exploiting the images to their full potential. That is, I wouldn’t see these images being used on the side of bus even though they had purchased the rights to do so. To date, the images are on their website and in one brochure.

 

The advertising agency that brought this job to me has been my best client for almost 14 years. They never use Purchase Orders, and I cannot remember the last time I needed them to sign an estimate to confirm a job. Throughout our entire relationship, they have only canceled one job and, even without anything in writing, they paid the cancellation fees and expenses, no questions. It would be nice if all my clients could conduct business in this manner, but the reality is much different.

 

The estimate was based on shooting and using the likeness of two babies. They were not sure which baby they wanted to use, so the first invoice reflects the use of only one child. The other child would receive a session rate for his time unless the client decided to use his image as well at which time he would be compensated the difference between the usage rate and the session rate. Both babies would be paid $1000 if their likeness was used.

 

The shoot took two hours from start to finish.

 

Estimate
Description / Rights Granted / Usage
Two shots of infants, 1 – 1½ years old captured with bright, smiling expressions.Usage rights granted for unlimited use, unlimited time.
Fees
Photography 20,000.00 20,000.00
Production Charges
Assistants 250.00
Digital Services 1090.00
Miscellaneous 150.00
Models 2000.00
Rental (equipment) 75.00 3,565.00
Subtotal 23565.00
Sales Tax
Total Estimate 23,565.00

 

Invoice
Description / Rights Granted / Usage
Two shots of infants, 1 – 1½ years old captured with bright, smiling expressions.Usage rights granted for one of the babies’ likeness for unlimited use, unlimited time. The additional baby will be paid a flat session rate. When usage for the 2nd baby is determined, a license fee for photography and baby will need to be negotiated.
Fees
Photography 10,000.00 10,000.00
Production Charges
Assistants 250.00
Casting 150.00
Digital Services 1090.00
Models 1200.00
Rental (equipment) 75.00 2,765.00
Subtotal 12765.00
Sales Tax (5 %)
Advance/Payments
Balance Due 12,765.00

 

This second invoice reflects the client’s decision to use both children. It has my fee as well as the additional fee for the baby.

 

Invoice
Description / Rights Granted / Usage
Fee for use of images of additional baby from 12/2006 baby photo shoot.Usage rights granted for unlimited use, unlimited time.Note: Total fee for baby model is $1000. The child has already been paid $200 and there is a balance of $800 reflected in this invoice now that a usage has been established.
Fees
Photography 10000.00 10,000.00
Production Charges
Models 800.00 800.00
Subtotal 10,800
Sales Tax (5 %)
Advance/Payments
Balance Due 10,800.00

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