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User currently offlineAirportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

Hi guys,

got this email this afternoon:

"I would like to request the use of your photo as ID'd above. We are a pilot
training facility that trains this type of aircraft. As a courtesy to our
clients we make them luggage tags that display the type of aircraft they fly. I
would like to use your photo for this purpose.

Please let me know if this would be ok."

And here is the photo:
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=429861

Don't know what to do, as this isn't a request to publish a photo. Can you guys help me prepare a reply?

Thanks

Luis G



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User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Luis,
sounds familiar:

I would like to request the use of your photo as ID'd above. We are a pilot training facility that trains this type of aircraft. As a courtesy to our clients we make them luggage tags that display the type of aircraft they fly. I would like to use your photo for this purpose.

Please let me know if this would be ok.

Thank you,
Jennifer XXX

Message was sent using the mail interface on Airliners.net
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=429703


This looks like another mass sent email out for freebies. I'd watch out. Who else has received this?

Tim


User currently offlineFL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

Just got the same request for this picture:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Fabrice Sanchez



They want to print 100 tags, any idea of the price I should charge?

Cheers

Fabrice



Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography
User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

any idea of the price I should charge?

LOL. If you didn't get it yet companies like this that send emails to everyone are after freebies, in 95% of the cases.

For what they are intending on doing (if they actually do want to print 100 tags) should be priced around 40-75€. Obviously try a higher price, if they really want your picture they'll pay for it...

Tim.

Out of Subject I feel I'm gonna blow a fuse soon seeing soo many requests lately out for freebies...


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

These guys charge for pilot training (quite a lot of money, I'll bet) and they should factor the cost of photos and luggage tags into their course costs.

However, they don't seem picky over which Citation they get a picture of, so they will get one for free from someone sooner or later - maybe not from airliners.net, but from somewhere. Either that, or they'll rip off a picture and use it anyway, and chances are no one will ever know what they've done.

IMHO these sorts of requests aren't worth the callories and bandwidth in chasing a fee for. Ignore the request, or just say no.

Andy


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

I have a "mass" email ("lettre type" in Francais - Tim help me out) that I keep in a corner of my mailbox for these type of photo requests, along with a standard pricelist. Don't give any free rides to anyone - the price we spend on our cameras and the time we put into this hobby are much too valuable.
Will



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 3491 times:

the price we spend on our cameras

Especially me, replacing a camera every 6 months costs a lot of money.  Nuts

I don't give any free rides to anyone either. Thank God that some airlines pay very well.

Tim


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

Why replacing a camera every 6 monthes? In 8 years I'm with my 3rd body.

Luis


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Luis,
started with a shitty 3MP camera which had 3x zoom.

Wanted a larger zoom and more megapixels so got a Nikon 5700.

Wasn't quite satisfied with the amount of grain and the slow autofocus, and wanted to be able to shoot through a viewfinder so I went for the 10D.

Though my 10D is planned to last for at least two years now. Will probably get another L lens next year.

Tim


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

In 8 years I'm with my 3rd body

Well I'm hoping my body lasts for 70 or 80 years... Big grin

As to cameras, I think I've had seven (Praktica MTL-3, Canon AE-1, Canon T-90, Canon EOS-650, Canon EOS-5, Canon EOS-3, Canon D60) in around 22 years, so one every three years or so.

Andy


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

 Smile understood, I thought you were shooting for a longer time Tim, don't be a victim of Marketing and Merchandising  Big grin

You got me there Andy, my body has bought only 3 cameras until now Big grin

Luis


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

started with a shitty 3MP camera which had 3x zoom. Wanted a larger zoom and more megapixels so got a Nikon 5700. Wasn't quite satisfied with the amount of grain and the slow autofocus, and wanted to be able to shoot through a viewfinder so I went for the 10D.

Salutory lesson... Give the kiddie-cams a miss if you're seriously into this stuff! Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

Well I started from scratch during summer 2002, I think i've gone a long way during a short period of time. Couldn't know I was gonna get addicted into this hobby.

Tim


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

"...Salutory lesson... Give the kiddie-cams a miss if you're seriously into this stuff!

Andy.."

You are so right Andy, He really should have gone with Nikon....

 Smile
Jeff


User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Jeff,
I've had 2 Nikon's in the last year, you'll never see me taking a picture with one again. Canon is soo much better.

Another N vs C debate on the horizon,
Tim


User currently offlineAirportugal From Portugal, joined Nov 1999, 139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

"Another N vs C debate on the horizon,
Tim"

And getting off topic  Laugh out loud

Luis G


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