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01/07/2009 05:35:40 PM · #1
Hi all, I'm new to the forum (first post!) and semi-new to stock photography (trying to build a portfolio), although I have been shooting photos in general for about six years now. I am mostly a band photographer, so I'm trying something new!

Anyway, it seems to me that some aspects of stock can get expensive quickly---model and property releases, equipment, etc, all things I never had to worry about before with bands---so I was wondering if any of you were going to do anything differently in 2009 to save some money due to the economy? I read an intersting article the other day that had some neat suggestions, but I thought I would ask and see if you guys had any ideas on how to cut some costs in the new year.

Cheers, I hope to post a lot more in the forums!
01/07/2009 05:57:33 PM · #2
How do releases get expensive?
01/07/2009 05:58:16 PM · #3
Hello and welcome to DPC! It's a wonderful community, especially as you get more involved.

The way I plan on cutting costs in 2009 is to get more photo shoots and save more.
01/07/2009 06:08:41 PM · #4
Originally posted by ganders:

How do releases get expensive?


I mean in the sense of having to pay a model or a property owner, sorry. I'm used to shooting for the cost of little else aside from a camera and a lens, so this is all kind of new to me.
01/08/2009 05:33:26 AM · #5
Originally posted by MikeX:

Originally posted by ganders:

How do releases get expensive?


I mean in the sense of having to pay a model or a property owner, sorry. I'm used to shooting for the cost of little else aside from a camera and a lens, so this is all kind of new to me.

The simple answer is - don't shoot anything that someone's demanding money for a release on. I've never paid for a release and there's only very few situations I can imagine myself doing so in the future - it would have to be on something I was pretty damn sure of making the costs back.
01/09/2009 02:09:16 PM · #6
This website //www.diyphotography.net/ can help a little with saving money on equipments.

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