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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Need a Classic Car Photographer in the East Bay Area Reply with quote

Specialty Sales Classics is the largest Classic Car dealership in the western United States. We have 4 showrooms around northern California and we currently have over 225 classic, exotic, performance and generally highly collectible cars in our inventory. If there is one thing that we have learned in our 30+ years of doing business, is that the way our vehicles are photographed MAKES A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFERENCE in how many we sell.

I am looking to hire a photographer who can go around to our various showrooms and photograph our newly consigned vehicles as they come in. We have showrooms in Pleasanton, Benicia and Fairfield and we will be opening another in Redwood City in a couple months.

The flow of this position is summarized below:
- Photographer is notified via email of a new vehicle
- Photographer has 3 days to travel to the showroom and shoot the needed pictures (typically 40 - 70 shots)
- Photographer then uploads the shots to the internet

This gig pays as follows:
- For newly consigned vehicles: $30/vehicle
- For backlog vehicles : $25/vehicle

A backlog vehicle is one of our over 200 vehicles that we have already photographed - albeit - poorly. Because these can be done in groups, the compensation is a bit less.

Person can expect to process between 20 and 50 vehicles per month PLUS the backlog vehicles.

Please contact me at chris@specialtysales.com if you are interested.

If this posting is not applicable to this blog, please accept my aplogies.

thanks much! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is this post still here and unchallenged??
It seems inappropriate and insulting. 40-70 shots for $25-30! Give me a break. And going on about how quality matters to sell expensive collectible cars, just adds insults to how little they undervalue the work.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smjphoto wrote:
Why is this post still here and unchallenged??
It seems inappropriate and insulting. 40-70 shots for $25-30! Give me a break. And going on about how quality matters to sell expensive collectible cars, just adds insults to how little they undervalue the work.


If my understanding is right, the rate is $25 or $30 per vehicle depending on the type of vehicle. So at the best, 70x30 you would get $2100 for your trip and the worst 40x25 $1000.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says 40-70 shots per vehicle and 20- 50 new cars per month ...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smjphoto wrote:
It says 40-70 shots per vehicle and 20- 50 new cars per month ...


I can't imagine what they'd do with 40-70 GOOD shots per vehicle.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I set up an assembly line shoot of a winery's new releases, I get more money per bottle shot than they're offering per car, AND they're all in one place where I can set up lighting.

That gig sounds like it could cost the photographer more than he'd earn.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brucep wrote:
When I set up an assembly line shoot of a winery's new releases, I get more money per bottle shot than they're offering per car, AND they're all in one place where I can set up lighting.

That gig sounds like it could cost the photographer more than he'd earn.


Precisely why I never even bothered to reply to them in the first place.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll send my 6 year old with his instamatic and he can earn some spare money for legos.
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