Jonas From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3298 times:
First post here. Yay.
Some time ago, an instructor from X Airlines (not relevant...) asked me the permission to use one of my photo for a powerpoint presentation for in-house use only. I agreed to let him use the photo for free. Is this a case for which I should have asked money?
Personally I think it's OK to let it go free for a in-house use. But if it is acceptable to charge a fee, I might as well do that the next time (if it happens...). We can always use the extra income right?
If that is the case, how much is considered acceptable? I'm really new to this and I have really no clue.
Also, is there anything I should do to protect myself so they do not use this photo for something else without asking me first?
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7612 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2997 times:
I think that's great to give the first one free, but if they come back in the future to say to them - now that you've used my photos on more than one occasion I feel that it would be prudent to negotiate some form of remuneration for your continued use of my photos.
Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 3): you are making it harder for those of us who are depending on photo sales etc.
Competition makes the world go around. Whether we do it for a career or as part of our hobby it's still a business at the end of the day, and part of business is having competition and how we adapt our businesses to it. By giving the usage rights for free occasionally may not make us money but it does make us competitive in the market.
UnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2971 times:
Quoting AKE0404AR (Reply 3): By giving out your work for free you are making it harder for those of us who are depending on photo sales etc.
Some of us have regular jobs and consider this a hobby. If Boeing wants to use my photo for an ad campaign, then I would expect some compensation. But if junior flight student wants to set my photo up as his computer desktop, I have no problem with that. I think that should remain free.