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« on: August 05, 2010, 18:31 »
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Okay.. this is my first ever thread here.. couldn't decide which category should this belong to.. Sorry admins/mods if this is posted in wrong category. :)

Well, I've been contacted by a flickr member asking for this photo of mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/waseef/2851057533/#sizes/l/ [nofollow] for a project of an educational institution. You can see the company logo prominently on the photo. His demo webapp is here http://wendlink.com/magpie [nofollow] and I just don't wanna give it for free. A few images similar to that has been used by the company officially, but not this one. And I just can't decide that should I tell him to use Getty's Request to license, will they allow selling the image with a logo if somebody needs it? or should I ask him to give me a few bucks for it. Also suggest me how much is this worth?

Ill let you know what he says in the email later on...


« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 19:13 »
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Okay.. this is my first ever thread here.. couldn't decide which category should this belong to.. Sorry admins/mods if this is posted in wrong category. :)

Well, I've been contacted by a flickr member asking for this photo of mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/waseef/2851057533/#sizes/l/ for a project of an educational institution. You can see the company logo prominently on the photo. His demo webapp is here http://wendlink.com/magpie and I just don't wanna give it for free. A few images similar to that has been used by the company officially, but not this one. And I just can't decide that should I tell him to use Getty's Request to license, will they allow selling the image with a logo if somebody needs it? or should I ask him to give me a few bucks for it. Also suggest me how much is this worth?

Ill let you know what he says in the email later on...


As I see wannabe buyer has educational site from all kind of various programs. Maybe some of this is course in photography so he want to show how to deal with wrong white balance...  ;D

donding

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 20:00 »
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Here's a site to give you an idea what to charge.
http://www.photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm
 I wouldn't give it away for free and I would clone out the company logo unless they give you the ok to use it....in writing. Also if you sell the shot make sure you get payment up front.

« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 20:39 »
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Okay.. this is my first ever thread here.. couldn't decide which category should this belong to.. Sorry admins/mods if this is posted in wrong category. :)

Well, I've been contacted by a flickr member asking for this photo of mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/waseef/2851057533/#sizes/l/ for a project of an educational institution. You can see the company logo prominently on the photo. His demo webapp is here http://wendlink.com/magpie and I just don't wanna give it for free. A few images similar to that has been used by the company officially, but not this one. And I just can't decide that should I tell him to use Getty's Request to license, will they allow selling the image with a logo if somebody needs it? or should I ask him to give me a few bucks for it. Also suggest me how much is this worth?

Ill let you know what he says in the email later on...


Are you selling your images or just having fun making them and giving them away?
If not, don't give it for free!
From my experience, if you give them the image for free, they will soon ask for another one, and you will be their favorite photographer! Also, maybe their friend will show up asking for another image (for free). This has no end, so end it now.
One more time my suggestion is: no freebies.

Regards

« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 20:56 »
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Okay.. this is my first ever thread here.. couldn't decide which category should this belong to.. Sorry admins/mods if this is posted in wrong category. :)

Well, I've been contacted by a flickr member asking for this photo of mine http://www.flickr.com/photos/waseef/2851057533/#sizes/l/ for a project of an educational institution. You can see the company logo prominently on the photo. His demo webapp is here http://wendlink.com/magpie and I just don't wanna give it for free. A few images similar to that has been used by the company officially, but not this one. And I just can't decide that should I tell him to use Getty's Request to license, will they allow selling the image with a logo if somebody needs it? or should I ask him to give me a few bucks for it. Also suggest me how much is this worth?

Ill let you know what he says in the email later on...


Are you selling your images or just having fun making them and giving them away?
If not, don't give it for free!
From my experience, if you give them the image for free, they will soon ask for another one, and you will be their favorite photographer! Also, maybe their friend will show up asking for another image (for free). This has no end, so end it now.
One more time my suggestion is: no freebies.

Regards


Maybe for this kind of wrong WB and noisy crap snap is OK to bee freebee as is on this "filcker" but to define it with "gift away buyer" to link this image to some of referal links to you gallery is maybe OK.
I am not on Flicker so I dont have this problems about wasting time...

« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 05:24 »
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Here's a site to give you an idea what to charge.
http://www.photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm [nofollow]
 I wouldn't give it away for free and I would clone out the company logo unless they give you the ok to use it....in writing. Also if you sell the shot make sure you get payment up front.


This really helped me.. Thank you all! I know the photo is in really poor quality and composition.. But he asked for it and I couldn't give it for free. I asked him for $150. I hope that's an average cost. ::)

« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 07:13 »
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You made the right choice. No freebies. He may reject the cost, but too bad, you took time to set that shot up and he wants it so it's worth something.

donding

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 10:25 »
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Here's a site to give you an idea what to charge.
http://www.photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm
 I wouldn't give it away for free and I would clone out the company logo unless they give you the ok to use it....in writing. Also if you sell the shot make sure you get payment up front.


This really helped me.. Thank you all! I know the photo is in really poor quality and composition.. But he asked for it and I couldn't give it for free. I asked him for $150. I hope that's an average cost. ::)


That is average cost. You were right pricing it for that... ;)

« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 12:25 »
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You made the right choice. No freebies. He may reject the cost, but too bad, you took time to set that shot up and he wants it so it's worth something.

You give the image away and you get nothing. The buyer rejects your offer, and you get nothing. Sounds like an even swap here.

Freebie cruisers often offer credit lines that never happen. And credit lines don't put bread on the table.

« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2010, 06:35 »
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And okay, I guess he gave up. No reply for 3 days. I think, we are just made for microstocks :(


 

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