Average Cost Per Hour to Clients - Photography
Our team has identified businesses in Texas, primarily the Dallas/Fort Worth area, who provide photography services. The hourly rate charged for photographer services is $125 to $175 per hour. Photography equipment rentals range from $75 to $195 per hour. The prices charged for photography studio rentals in Texas ranges from $30 to $75 per hour. Studios also rent their facilities by the day with a price range of $250 to $750.
The average hourly rate found for photographer services in and around Dallas, Texas ranges from $125 to $175 per hour. DTX and Texas Sky Cam offer commercial services. Benjamin Studio of Photography, in Odessa, TX, provides personal and business photographer services. They charge $1,500 for four hours and $1,700 for six hours. DTX provides commercial photographer services for $700 (1-4hours) and $1,200 (4 to 8 hours). I have triangulated the hourly DTX rate by dividing their fee by the amount of hours that it includes. Texas Sky Cam indicates on their website that they charge clients $500 for four hours and $1,000 for eight hours. I triangulated the hourly rate for Texas Sky Cam by dividing the fee charged by the hours that are included in the cost.
I was unable to find any information regarding hourly, daily or weekly rates for assistant photographers at any of these studios. It appears that this information is not publicly availble; or the studios themselves do not explicitly rank their photographers.
After an in depth look into the hourly rates charged for photography services in Texas, we have identified two businesses that provide pricing for editing services. Texas Skycam charges $150 per hour for photo editing services. They also advertise a full day of photo editing services for $750 per day. DTX does not list an hourly rate but they charge $100 per photo for advanced editing. They also charge $25 per photo for green screen editing.
Photo Studio Rentals
We have examined the prices for six photography studios in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Camera Ready Studios charges $250 to $300 for five hours. I triangulated this by dividing $250 and $300 by five hours resulting in their hourly rate being $50 to $60 per hour. They also offer ten hours of studio time for $400 to $500. The daily price for Camera Ready Studios ranges from $400 to $500. I triangulated the weekly studio price by multiplying the daily price by seven days. Dallas studios include Dallas Darkroom ($30 per Hour), South Side on Lamar ($150-250 per day), VIP Photo Studios ($35 per day) and AMN Studios ($60 per hour).
Along with photo studio rentals, WELD offers photography equipment rentals for $750 per day. Glass House Studios offers photography equipment rentals for $1250 to $1950 for ten hours. I triangulated the hourly cost to rent equipment from Glass House Studios by dividing the price they charge by ten hours.
I have added the triangulated information that is presented in this report to the Google document here. Photographer hourly rates in Texas range from $125 to $175 per hour. Photo editing costs around $150 per hour. Photography studios can be rented in Dallas for hourly rates ranging from $30 to $75 per hour. Some studios also rent photography equipment ranging in cost from $75 to $195.