Duke University Photography Rates – Effective July 1, 2011
Hiring a photographer:
Buyout Rate (when you want the most control over your images):
$150.00/hour charge gives you unlimited reproduction rights to all of the images produced for that project.
These rights are not transferable to other University or Health System departments or programs.
Basic Rate (for smaller budgets and projects):
One-time reproduction rights only.
8am to 5pm, Mon-Fri, $75/Hour
After 5:00pm, Mon-Fri, $85/Hour
5:00pm Fri – 8:00am, Mon & Holidays, $105/Hour
Please call for project quotes for custom location photography
*For both buyout and basic rates, there is a 1/2 hour minimum for studio work and a 1-hour minimum for location work. Additional time is billed in ½-hour increments.
See our FAQ for a detailed explanation.
**We add an additional fee to all digital shoots to cover our costs for digital imaging equipment and supplies.
Depending on the number of images created for a project, this charge can range from $75.00 to $100.00.
Color Prints (Your images in all of their Technicolor glory…)
For other options (black and white prints, posters, etc.), please call.
Creative Services (to resurrect your old photo or improve your new one)
Scanning, $10.00 ea.
Photo retouching/Photoshop, $75.00/hr (1/4-hour minimum)
Color laser proof, per page, $1.00
CD media, $15.00
Publication Fees (Duke University and Medical Center Use)
Stock Photo Use Fees: $75 each photo for a one-time use, or $150 each photo for unlimited uses.