Commercial Photography Prices

My photography rate varies depending upon your specific needs. All my clients have unique requirements and therefore require individual tailored quotations.

In most cases I provide a detailed quote after hearing about my clients’ specific brief, however as a very rough guide below is some typical guide prices for my commercial photography services.

Entry points are from as low as £250, so I can fit within most marketing budgets. Here’s a summary of my professional photographer rates.

1st hour rate from £250 – subsequent hours charged at £125

HALF DAY rate (up to 4 Hours) : from £400

FULL DAY rate (up to 8 Hours) : from £800

For larger or more complex projects with multiple days of shooting a discounted day rate may be offered.

Additional charges:

Costs for set builds, studios, special backgrounds, models, stylists etc. will be quoted separately.

Post Processing: (general sharpening, colour balance, exposure and artefact removal); generally 1 hour on a half day shoot or 2 hours on a full day. – this excludes major manipulation/retouching. Manipulation and retouching is costed on an image per image basis and is only undertaken after a discussion with the client.

Depending on the client specifications and intended usage of the resultant images, an image license may also factor into the overall costing. This is looked at on a per job basis.

Large projects usually require an assistant. Assistants allow us to complete your work more effectively and cover most of the lighting breakdown and moving in between sets.

Traveling expenses depend upon the location of the shoot. 50 pence per mile is our usual charge for jobs further than a 20 mile radius surrounding Blackburn. Travel time to your shoot is charged at £15 per hour, but only if the travel time exceeds 1 hour. Hotels, flights and expenses (for UK and non-UK commissions) are charged on at cost.

For PR and corporate portraiture work, the above prices may not be applicable and will be quoted for on a job by job basis.

Price includes delivery of images by one of the following choices: direct download via FTP eg.wetransfer or email (file size permitting). USB's are charged at £25 per USB.

Image Usage

Some, but not all of the images on this website are available to be licensed.

Please email with a description of the image or preferably a screen grab, and the usage requirements for a price.​​

All images © 2017 Karen Mathison, no use without permission. Thank you
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