I have recently started down the road to doing more commercial based photography assignments. To build up my work in this area I am contacting people who are a good fit for my style of commercial composite imagery to do a shoot.
Typically one of these session runs 2 hours for the actual photo shot and typically 3-4 hours a piece per image in post production. I am doing conceptual images that require composite work which is why the hours build up. Typically I deliver 3 final images in this format.
My dilema is if and how I should ask the person to pay for this. I struggle with this since I am reaching out to them to do the shoot. Should I waive my typical session fee but still charge something for the composite time? Or should I waive my creative services fee entirely and just make them pay for any prints they are interested in and/or licensing?
If anyone has run into this or has some advice on this I would greatly appreciate it.