Originally Posted by statusimage
$75 per image for a copyright release, (Stated as one time use, or exclusive use). OR, we charge a flat $250 for all the images we shoot on a cd, plus a flat $500 for a copyright release for all the images, giving them exclusive ownership of all the images. I also state in the copyright release that Status Image (our studio) retains the right to use the images for self promotion.
In other words, in your situation, we would charge $1035. (3 hours x $95, plus $250 plus $500) I know a lot of commercial photographers charge that much an hour, but anyway, that's my two cents worth.
OH, quick note, PLEASE if you can lisc your images, rather than sell the copyright, you will keep up the tradition that was started a century ago, and is the basis of copyright law. You make it you own it, don't sell it, lisc it.
There have been some huge lawsuits against publishers by freelancers and agents to keep "rights Grabbers" from changing the biz model of commercial and editorial photographers.
Clients rarely ever need to "own" the copyright, a great lisc stating the geo area, publication limits, and length of time, exclusive (to industry or total) or not etc, again, hit the EP website and do some homework. J