Photo Contract Percentage, what's fair?

gammamonk

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Jun 4, 2004
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I've been offered a contract job to do some high school sports photography. They're offering me 30%.

The thing is, this isn't full time work, but may interfere with business hours. I'm looking for a full time job now, so some income is tempting...

They didn't tell me how much 30% adds up to.

Does anyone with experience in this area want to offer me some advice?
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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So many questions! I'm not involved in this field in any way but 30% of what? I assume sales of pictures? To parents? 30% of gross or net?
 

gammamonk

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 4, 2004
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Madison, WI
robbieduncan said:
So many questions! I'm not involved in this field in any way but 30% of what? I assume sales of pictures? To parents? 30% of gross or net?
He just told me 30%. I don't really know what it means. I've never done professional photography before, so I didn't push my luck.