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How much does an aerial photographer cost?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Eduardo Bilbao, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Eduardo Bilbao

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    Guys I need some help with knowing the average hourly rate of any of you that make bussines out of drones. Some people want me to give them live feed of a concert using my I1, but I dont know how much to charge.

    Need help ASAP thanks.
     
  2. DaBone

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    Here is one exampel from UK.. Think the rate is different, in other countrys.

    http://www.hovercam.com/Rate_Card.html

    Remember that it should cover for your "salary", wear on the drone, insurance and other costs.

    Here where I live, one must have a permit from the Civil Aviation Authority, whether to use the drone commercially..
     
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  3. SloMo

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    How much to charge for aerial photography?

    As much as they're willing to pay. Don't settle for cheap labor or skills.
     
  4. pokercop

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    Shhhh.... The feds are here
     
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  5. neoben

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    That's sort of like asking 'how much does it cost to buy a car?'.... You can pay $15,000 or $150,000... They'll both have 4 wheels and headlights... There are photographers charging thousands per day, and others giving it away for free...

    Best,

    Ben
     
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  6. Jre

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    Take what a professional camera man (or woman) would make for a night at a concert (probably a couple hundred to a thousand or more, depending on the concert and what the video is going to be used for), then times it by 1.5 - 2.5 for specialized service, then deduct $25 - $40 for every battery you don't have to film the entire show. Then consider the Facebook and YouTube marketing aspect of the Inspire 1 and what a crowd pleaser at the concert it will be and tack on an extra $100-$200 for that. And then just scratch the whole idea, because you shouldn't be flying above a bunch of people at a loud, distracting, and disorienting concert.
     
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    ditto!