My Rant ……

Now I going to rant ( 😉 ):


Dutch always say it with flowers....
Dutch always say it with flowers….

I don’t mind competition (keeps me alert, etc.) and the ‘official’ SAFREA-rates (see below) are a little bit overdone. But what I locally notice is that some freelancers are working for less than R 200.00 (EURO 16.00) PER DAY just to get a job and most of the time they deliver real poor quality. I can’t blame them that there are such a lousy squeezing clients around but I do put question marks at severely undercutting reasonable rates, not refusing a job and above all their lack of self-respect to do a job to their best abilities.
Here are the SAFREA-rates for photography:


(Disclaimer: these rates are representative of editorial, photojournalist and the below-the- line Safrea/freelance photographers, not of established agency advertising photographers)
Products, packshots:
• R1200-R1500 per hour
• R4500-R5500 per half day
• R8000-R11000 per full day
Interiors, architectural, portraits:
• R850-R1200 per hour
• R4000-R5000 per half day
• R7000-R9000 per full day
Commissioned Advertorial/Editorial
(not magazine-offered rates)
• R750-1200 per hour
• R3500 per half day
• R5000-R7000 per full day
Event Photography:
• R650-R750 per hour
• R3000–R3500 per half day
• R5000-R6000 per full day
Post-production and retouching:
• R250-R450 per hour
• R2 per Mb (Dropbox/ftp rate)
NOTE: There are differences in the business models of photographers who charge on an hourly/daily basis as per the above rates and those who charge according to formulas derived from a business costing methodology, which includes a full cost analysis such as lifecycle depreciation of equipment.

Just wire-less

We don’t communicate with direct communication ‘lines‘. We communicate wire-less. That’s how we get the best and most affordable internet communication in South Africa. And uncapped. Communication via landlines is extremely expansive here in South Africa with about the highest rates worldwide. If we want to make a telephone call abroad we use Skype and since last weekend we can even make international calls with our cell phone for Skype-rates. That means that a call to Europe or America is cheaper than a local call via the landline of Telkom; the sole provider/monopolist of landline based communication in this country with a horrible reputation if it comes to service. That set aside; just want to show you the device, attached to our house, which makes wire-less communication possible.