The hourly fee is meaningless unless you know how many he can shoot
in an hour. You must only use someone if they have shot a lot of
jewelry before and can show you these slides. Jewelry is very, very
different to shoot from other types of craft.
Larry Sanders charges $99.00/hour and a number of members of the
Chicago Metal Arts Guild have used him and are very, very happy.
1522 West Pierce St.
Milwauke, WI 53204
Another person to look into is Steve Meltzer.
-Steve Meltzer is a Sarasota, Fla.-based photographer. He can be
reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I like Steve’s pricing structure and the way he works. He shoots 7
originals of each jewelry set up and gives all of them to you, along
with the copyright. His charge is per set up, I don’t remember what
it is exactly. He also has a fast turn around.
Your local person does not sound like such a bargain if they are not
experienced with jewelry. I would mail it off to someone with whom
you know you’ll get professional results.
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Studio 925; established 1992