Q&A – Copying Pricing Structures
A. It’s difficult, even for the experienced photographer, to know what prices to charge for your services. Fortunately, there are many resources to help, including these:
– fotoQuote Pro is an industry standard pricing resource.
Whether you can “copy” another photographer’s pricing structure is subject to an analysis similar to whether you can copy contract language. While each situation is different and must be examined on its own, it’s difficult to imagine a situation a pricing structure that would be subject to copyright protection since there are few ways to express one and it probably would be deemed an idea, procedure, process, or system.
Nevertheless, you must avoid any antitrust or price fixing activities. For more information, read my blog post on “Antitrust Activity and Price Fixing by Photographers.”Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!