How are the prices of photo sessions calculated in general?
Prices are varied and many myths are circulating around them.
Myth no. 1 – an outdoor photo session is more expensive than a studio one. Not necessarily, because no studio time is required for it, but then we sort of have to rely on the natural light and weather.
A good studio session offers a full control over the final effect (because you can freely operate the light with a proper setting of lamps and modifiers), but bear in mind that a specially darkened room, backgrounds, lamps must cost, which increases the final cost of a session accordingly.
Myth no. 2 – an outdoor session is more expensive as a photographer has to leave the studio.
Not true – it’s a studio photo session that always requires more effort from the photographer, because each effect must be developed with the help of an appropriate light handling. Often, the effect requires moving “from one lamp to another”, either alone or with an assistant.
Of course, it’s hard to expect a professional session at a price of 400 PLN, while it only covers the price for booking a professional and / or make-up. And still you need a photographer too.
In my opinion, the best conversion rate is approx. 200 PLN per hour of the photographer’s work on the set + 90 PLN per hour of editing + session costs (the studio rent plus make-up)
My priority is to make the most interesting and varied material on the set, so that there’s a lot to choose from and to edit the photos as best as possible. Each option can be personalised, but in terms of money, it may be best for you to use the ready-made “session packages”.