What you pay for
Here's a list of all the things you pay for when you're paying for your shoot:
(Of course, a few things vary depending on what exactly you require).
£4000+ worth of gear:
- Canon 90D;
- Mavic Air Drone;
- Canon 1100D backup;
- 5 Lenses: Canon 10-18mm, 50mm F1.8, 24mm F2.8, 35-80mm, Sigma 70-300mm;
- Moza Aircross Gimbal;
- Various CPL and ND filters;
- £800 editing PC built by me, along with a £400 colour accurate monitor, backup hard drive, etc.
- £1200 gaming laptop for on the go editing.
- Zomei Z666 Tripod
- Neewer Dimmable 176 LED Video Light with colour gels
- 2 128GB Micro SD cards, a 16GB backup Micro SD card and 3 Micro SD to SD adaptors
- GoPro Max 360 Camera
- Selfie Stick
- Suction Cups
Countless hours of learning and developing my photography/video/editing/graphics skills
My time spent on the shoot
Hours of editing time. Unlike many other photographers, I don't use presets, but I manually colour grade each photo in Photoshop, giving it that unique look. To speed things up, delivering the edits on time, I use the same settings and tweak them, on similar scene photos from the same shoot
Time spent looking for the best value, suitable gear (which is actually many hours of research before buying something)
Transport, unless you cover it
Camera car, if we're shooting rollers, and you don't use a friend's car
For graphics, the time spent searching for suitable royalty free images and fonts
Fees to run my website
This is not a hobby, but a profession, so this is my way of earning my food and shelter.