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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #23 (Apr 11, 2000)
2. AIGA Small Talk at my new work
3. Reminders
4. researching commercial photo prices
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 22:11:39 -0500
From: Matt Maldre <>


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Subject: AIGA Small Talk at my new work
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 22:05:06 -0500
From: Matt Maldre <>

My creative department is giving a talk and office tour for an AIGA event.
(AIGA is a design organization, American Institute of Graphic Arts).

Wednesday, April 26 (what a coincidence, this is IWU reading day)
Small Talk 2
Office Tours and Presentations
Featuring: Tribune Media Services
435 North Michigan, 14th floor

from aiga chicago's site

We will visit The Tribune Media Services' in house design group. Tribune Media Services (TMS), the syndication arm of the Tribune Company, is a leading provider of information and entertainment products to newspapers and electronic media. They syndicate and license comics, features and opinion columns; television and movie listings; Internet, online and wire services; and advertising networks.
Event Committee Chair: Julie Chapman

If you have questions, please contact AIGA/Chicago at 312.787.2700
Subject: Reminders
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 22:02:06 -0500
From: Matt Maldre <>

You can still vote for the most overrated artist of the 20th century at:

Check out what the readers of Coagula thought of the top overrated artist at:

Also, I'm open to recieving Buddy List screennames. I'll send out a list of everyone after I get a bunch.
Subject: researching commercial photo prices
From: Matt Maldre <>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 15:35:42 EST

Here's an email i recieved from a friend asking about photo prices:


Here's the question to pose to your freelance photographer friends:

What would be a reasonable day or hourly rate for me to charge for the rare
commercial/industrial assignment for the small to medium company (or tiny
agency) that I may come across my path out in DuPage County?

Some things to consider before answering: As a full-time stay-at-home dad, I
currently shoot portraits -- mostly children and families in their home or at
their favorite location -- on a part-time basis. I do not have a "real"
studio, but do have space in my home to accomodate small tabletop
assignments. As for equipment, I sold my view camera long ago; however, I
can rent one, along with a flash system, through Calumet should I need one.
I own and use medium format w/ a Polaroid back, 35mm outfit and several
portable strobe units. As for experience, I got my Associates in Arts degree
back in 1984 from a small liberal arts college where I majored in
photography. We studied a mix of product illustration and portraiture. Upon
graduation, I worked in a lab processing and printing custom work. Then, for
about a year, I freelanced for a half-dozen photographers in the Southern New
Hamphire and Boston areas. Back then (mid to late 80's), the day rates I
heard tossed about ranged from $700.00 (guys with no studios shooting for
small to medium local businesses) to $1,500.00 (guys with well-equipped
studios shooting for Digital Corp.). Of course, the bigger names working out
of Boston charged much more. Also, these were the days before digital
photography (of which I have no experience and very little knowledge).

With all that in mind, what rate -- hourly or day -- would you and/or your
friends suggest I start out charging? I've gotten the impression that $75 to
$100 per hour plus materials is not out of line. However, is it too low?


Tom Mitchell

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