« on: August 15, 2014, 11:57:49 PM »
Maybe some of the pro photographers can enlighten us.
my best month to date was just shy of 12,000.00. my minimum goal per week is 1000.00. i meet that goal more often than not, sometimes exceeding it greatly. year over year, i have had on average about a 15% increase in revenue for the last 4 or 5 years.
i do work that can range from 25.00 an hour to 100.00 an hour and from 150.00 flat rate to over 1000.00 day rate. it varies greatly.
i work with another photographer who exceeds 100k easily. another photographer i know is salaried at at least 80k. a very successful and talented wedding photographer i work with generally hits around 80k per year.
in the last 4 years i have personally known 3 photographers whose once successful businesses completely crashed.
many full time photography positions i see (typically studio ecommerce) pay anywhere from 12.50 an hour to 20.00 an hour.
there is still good work out there if you network to find it. its not quite what it once was for as many people and there seems to be more people in the mix now but i have seen plenty of situations that don't reflect the numbers in the original post.