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SILVER Member since Jan 2004


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:this one
this one
this one

But how much do I sell them for?!

I'm going to blow them up nice and big tomorrow, and is going to cost about a tenner.

I don't want to outprice myself, but at the same time I want to make a nice profit.

The three of them will go up for sale individually, but I'm assuming the person who has shown interest will buy them all..
He just left me a message saying "I want to buy your fireworks pictures"

So..price suggestions please!

Whats the average going rate for photographs being sold by a poor art student!

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Location: London/ Surrey

Total posts: 1359
Posted:You've made me cross.

You should *not* be trying to work out the going rate for photos being sold by a poor student.

If someone wants to buy them, they are or a quality that justifies someone spending money on them, so treat them as such. Go and look at some sites that sell prints of a similar style and size. Don't ever undersell your work or yourself. Start as you mean to go on! biggrin

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GOLD Member since Aug 2006

Location: Nr Petersfield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 120
Posted:I'd have a glance on photobox and see what they sell it for at a similar size...


BRONZE Member since Feb 2003


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Location: in the works... somewhere..., ...

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Posted:Regardless of whether or not you are a poor student, or whether he looks upon your photography as fine or applied art, the financial worth of it is as much as the highest bidder is willing to pay.

He wants to buy your photography and therefore if it has an artistic value which especially appeals to him, that sum could have a higher ceiling than you think.

Have you asked him to make you an offer? You don't have to accept one immediately but you can consider it - and barter from there upwards wink

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BRONZE Member since Apr 2005


Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

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Posted:Well done Aime clap

what do they want they pictures for? if they are for anything commercial whack the price up biggrin

Yay for Aime

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The Tea Fairy
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:Oooh, pretty!

I've seen similar go for between 20 - 60, it's definitely worth looking at what others charge on the web though as these look quality!

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Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 1590
Posted:Well done for the pictures!!
Why don't you ask what size they want (if they're getting printed) and ask for 40 each, if it's a poster-size. More if it is bigger.
If they're not prints, ask for 30 each

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big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

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Posted:be careful - if its just a one-off sale of a print, you're fine to just haggle out a price that seems fair to both you and the buyer.

however, if they want any kind of rights assigned to them (e.g. for sole use or for future use in anything other than the format you've supplied them in), the price shoots waaaaaaay up smile

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