AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1410 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
What is this the mutual admiration society?
"I have been reading with great interest regarding the photo sales aspect of all this and I agree totally with Phil. I recently removed my pics from the photo sales feature here for that same reason that I want to deal with the customers myself.
Depending on the customer I have allowed picture usage for free and for others charged hundreds of $. Sometimes the client goes elsewhere, so be it. It's a free market, just like we search the internet for the best deal before buying our camera or lenses so do people when buying images.
In addition many people have posted on here links to websites that help you determine what you should charge for your pics. Who will determine what is the market price? What will happen if you think that the prices are too high/ too low? If I was Johan I wouldn't want that headache.
As far as enjoying all the services for free, isn't it actually enjoying the services for free if commercial sales transactions become a.net's or Johan's responsibility?
If you want to market your images as a business, set up your own image bank like http://www.gettyimages.com , put some effort into the business (i.e. website, paypal etc.) rather than wanting/demanding someone else to do all the work IMHO.
I had posted the above on the other thread but it's relevant here too.
Jan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
>What is this the mutual admiration society?<
You mean you and Phil?
>I recently removed my pics from the photo sales feature<
This isn't about the print sales.
>Depending on the customer I have allowed picture usage for free<
Nothing is stopping you from that.
>Who will determine what is the market price?<
I guess The market? Comparing different price lists would give a good hint.
>What will happen if you think that the prices are too high/ too low?<
Either there is an agreement before going ahead with this, or you could just opt out.
>If I was Johan I wouldn't want that headache.<
Well, he said he could do it if the photographers wanted it.
>isn't it actually enjoying the services for free if commercial sales transactions become a.net's or Johan's responsibility?<
Johan would get a percentage, so no it isn't.
A.net would make money from it.
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F9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
I think the only flaw with making this service optional is that If 50% of the photographers on here have their photo's for sale through this service and a company wants to purchase the rights to a rather common type of photo, the only people who are going to make sales are those that have the airliners.net service set up. It will soon become more or less mandatory if you want to have any hope of selling your images. I could be way off base here, but I think the whole thing would get way too confusing. Some photographers want to set their own prices, others don't. Compound that with the seemingly innumerable amount of variables that could affect the price of the usage and I question the feasibility of such a system.