Surf Photos of Yourself - What's a fair price to pay for them??

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digger92 started the topic in Sunday, 25 Sep 2016 at 9:13am

I just got back from my first indo experience - a week surfing in Lombok - whilst I was there there was a guy taking photos of surfers and selling the pics to them.

He didn't get any good ones of me so I said no thank you, but since then I've loved the idea of getting some good pics (vain I know!)

I'm heading back in just over a months time and would really like to get a picture of me surfing as I've never had a good picture that's not of me miles away as a little dot in a sea of dots.

What's a fair price to pay for photos - I don't want to be ripped off but equally don't want to offend or act like an a**hole.

Would really appreciate some input from more experienced surfers

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fullyloadedman commented Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 at 4:49pm

go to some one like surfphotosofyou.com and check them out.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 at 5:18pm

I guess it's how much you want the pic, from memory a few years ago Rp 50,000 was the going price for the money shots and they will throw extra average ones in.

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RichardGoldnerimages commented Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 2:17pm

Hey guys, I shoot on the Gold Coast and Surrounding areas.
I Charge $125/hr and that can be for unto 3 surfers if they wish to split time/shots achieved. If I'm doing a general non booked shoot. I charge $20/shot that is produced/edited, Full Resolution Non-watermarked. I also share Low res Watermarked shots for free, especially to the groms and locals who support my photography social pages and webpage.
Cheers. Hope this may help.

Richard
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Jamyardy commented Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 6:20pm

In Puerto they were USD$1 each many years back, in West Java they were AUD$5 also many years ago, I don't even know if the cameras were digital or the old film types. They had an inkjet printer, photo paper, and you only got a 6"X4" print back then. I thought I heard it was a problem for foreigners to be doing it in indo these days (maybe a work permit thing ???) , but I dunno for sure. I think some charters are charging around $25/person per day for the trip to have a cameraman on board if that's what they want.

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 7:33pm

I pay $5 for everyone they delete!

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ringmaster commented Thursday, 4 May 2017 at 9:19pm

Pretty simple really. They're worth as much as you're willing to pay.

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.cylinders commented Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 1:58pm

I just did 10 days in Uluwatu and accumulated a folder of about 500 shots, of which I chose 31 to take home on a usb stick I had with me. Dani (face tatted Ulu beach boy) asked for 300,000rp which is roughly $30 AUD.

In Balinese culture bartering is considered rude and the price was very good in my opinion so I ended up paying the 300k, getting good quality shots for just under a buck a piece.

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udo commented Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 2:08pm

When did bartering become Rude ....or did Dani tell you that ?

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lostdoggy commented Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 2:22pm

I think you mean bargaining.
Not bartering.

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udo commented Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 4:47pm

Yes correct...
ive been saying bartering with Balinese for 40 yrs..fuck me its Bargaining..anyone else said same ?

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linez commented Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 5:47pm

Bargaining/bartering rude in Bali?

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lostdoggy commented Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 6:23pm

It's expected.
It only becomes rude once you get it to a good price and then start haggling over nothing or low ball and not be reasonable once you've got a pretty good relationship with a seller.

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Island Bay commented Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 at 7:09pm

“Good for you, good for me” is what I aim for, followed by a handshake, a laugh and a shared Sampoerna.
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