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How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Event Photographer in Sydney?

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How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Event Photographer in Sydney?

Planning on hiring a photographer for an event in Sydney and want to know how much it will cost you?

Here’s our breakdown of what you might expect to pay. 

 

Duration

Most photographers charge by the hour or have a few packages available in which cost incrementally goes up according to time. On average, a 2-hour event photo package will net you around $448, and a 4-hour one $783. Remember, you’re not just paying for the shoot time. 

 

Event type

On that note, the above estimates will be affected by the type of event, as most photographers also factor the difficulty of shooting into the price. So events that require a lot of equipment like specialised lenses, lights, diffusers and post-shoot editing (like a nighttime outdoor concert) will cost more than ones that don’t (like a family gathering). 

 

Experience

Photographers also scale their pricing based on their experience level. Where a photography student might charge $100 per hour, a high-end professional could net you up to 5x that price. 

 

Location 

Pricing will also generally be affected by how long it takes the photographer to get there. And as they’ll be shooting in Sydney, you can expect to pay around 12% more than the Australian national average. 

 

Basically…

To get a good deal, consider the above factors and shop around before settling on a photographer. And always take quality into account.