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Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...  
User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

I just received a request to sell a picture I took, to the airline that is operating the plane. It's a smaller charter operator, so not one of the big boys. They want me to quote for all rights usage in company promotional materials, as well as use of the same pic in a large framed print in their HQ.

I personally don't think the pic is very unique. It's a simply view on the ground from behind the wing (though quality is quite high), so I certainly don't want to exaggerate my quote. It's never going to be their centerpiece of advertising; I do realise that I should request some amount though, in order to protect those who try to make a living out of selling pics. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

Show us the pic.

Wonder what fears people have lately of showing their work in here? Getting flammed? Nah.  Smile



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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

achh just give it to them for free what does it matter.










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User currently offlineUS333 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
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Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):



Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):
quote for all rights usage in company promotional materials, as well as use of the same pic in a large framed print in their HQ

Now does that sound like something that should be given away for free???


User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

No I'm not afraid of showing the pic, the funny thing is I think I have a better shot of the same aircraft but this is the one they are interested in.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0910278/L/

I just thought to keep it as a general question, also maybe the person who asked might be reading this forum as well?
And indeed, I'm planning to give away all I ever shot for free. Nah.


User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3149 times:

Ward, I'd be a bit wary of selling them the rights to the photo as it means you basically no longer have any control over it to do what you want. Even if it isn't anything particularly unusual.

Regards,

Tim.



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3142 times:

Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):
I do realise that I should request some amount though, in order to protect those who try to make a living out of selling pics

Why? You don't owe anyone a thing. Do what you want.



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

pffff... USA3000 may not be the "big bully in the playground," but they can probably afford buying the picture. I thought you were talking about some small charter company that operates 2 or 3 Islanders or Aztecs or the likes.


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You know, something like this. This photo can even be found on the company's website, fo which they did not ask permission. However, it ain't my shot, and I told my brother about it. He hasn't chosen to do anything about it yet. (Weird situation, the owner's mother is our parents' next door neighbour.)



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User currently offlineWagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 517 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3092 times:
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Edoca, I think you may have ogtten the same request my father just has from USA3000. They wanted full rights to the photo to use as a framed photo at their headquaters (which happens to be about 20 miles from myself here in the PHL area) and in promotional materials. Was this the same erquest you got?

I have not received any requests from them as of yet, although I do have many photos of them in the database as well. They probably got confused considreing my father and I have almost the same name.  Smile

Joe Wagner



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User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Quoting Wagz (Reply 8):
I think you may have ogtten the same request my father just has from USA3000. They wanted full rights to the photo to use as a framed photo at their headquaters (which happens to be about 20 miles from myself here in the PHL area) and in promotional materials. Was this the same erquest you got?

Yes; exactly that.

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 5):
I'd be a bit wary of selling them the rights to the photo as it means you basically no longer have any control over it to do what you want. Even if it isn't anything particularly unusual.

I know, that's what makes it difficult indeed. I guess it's already complex enough to quote for a specific usage. What do you quote when they do allow all rights usage?


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