How much do I charge ?

It's nice to be transparent when it comes to daily rates.

As with many other camera owner/operators, my fees

are variable and negotiable depending on the length and complexity of each individual project.


However - it is nice to have something in 'black & white' to allow for budgets & planning.


So the fees outlined below are standard rates per

10hr day (inc weekends)

(with overtime and travel days highlighted below).​

Daily 'dry hire' rate: (inc lights, grip etc.)     £325 p/d

Daily rate inc. 4K camera, lighting, sound:  £595 p/d


(All rates subject to 20% VAT).

A few more considerations:

  • 10hr daily rates include travel time to location

  • Travel days usually 1/3 day rate

  • Taxis/Tolls/Parking charged at cost

  • Meals & Overnights charged at cost

  • Travel charged at 50p per mile

  • Longer hrs & buyout rates negotiable 

  • Shorter daily hrs also negotiable 

  • Overtime charged at 1/8th day rate

  • Dry hire rate can exclude/include lights & grip

  • Rate reductions for bona fide student/educational productions.

  • T&C's available on request when booking

  • All charges subject to 20% VAT

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