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Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?  
User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

All:

I'm just curious as to whether anyone on this site has had a major photography contract drawn up..

I.E, for a calendar, or something other where you'd be selling either a photo, or a block of photos for use in a commercial calendar, or for anything else that can be used commercially, as in a book, etc?

If so:

How do you determine the value of your images?

Can you give an indication how much your images were valued at, and how you came to that conclusion?

Did you get a lawyer involved, to ensure that contractual obligations were met, and nothing was put in there to 'rip you off' etc..?

Is there any advice you can give to us all, in case we run into the situation?

If you don't feel comfortable posting this, please feel free to contact me via the Contact button..

1011yyz (mike)


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User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2065 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2489 times:

Each contract is going to be different, based on useage, company etc etc etc.

I don't think there's one way to have a set value, say $10,000. Generally speaking, I use the figure of $15,000 per image. Of course, this goes up for rare images. A couple very rare images I have, I value for $80,000 or more. They also live in a safe deposit box.

You want to make it so they have to pay a licensing fee. Generally, I won't let my images go out for more than a year.

Never, ever, ever give up your copyright. NEVER. NOT FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY! If you do this, you give up the possibility to make more money. Let's say you sell a copyright for $50,000. You could probably sell that image again, and again and again for $20k each. After two sales, you would have surpassed the $50,000 you made from selling the copyright.

The most important tip is don't sell yourself short. Don't sell Boeing an image for $50.

Although, I will say I do trade images with airlines sometimes for passes. That is a really good way to get some free travel.


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2459 times:
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Hey Chris,

What sort of customers pay $1,000 to $50,000 for your images amd what sort of photographs are they.
Is there a publication or site where we can see samples of that kind of work?

Regards

ChrisG



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

i've a contract with Qantas for 12 months with a shot of mine, we did the negotiations and terms last week, they recieved the image and i've the contract from the advertising agency and my contact at Qantas.

tidy little earner this one too!



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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Quoting Chrisair (Reply 1):
A couple very rare images I have, I value for $80,000 or more. They also live in a safe deposit box.

Air Force one with 2 burning engines and Dubya on one of the slides in his pyjamas? Must be something really special like it, I'd love to know what the pics are. Big grin



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User currently offlineSinkrate From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Hey Monty, Care to tell which shot it was? Is it uploaded here?

Michael


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

even if he was to show us, if they live in a safe i doubt we could see the photograph for copyright banners, watermarks and logos Big grin

User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Chrisair, you had me at $15,000!!!! Hahahahaha. But 80 large!!!!!!  alert 
Spencer.



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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

ok got me intrigued now too.

what photo of a plane could possibly be worth 40 thousand pounds to anyone?

unless your not talking about planes. brad and angelina maybe?


User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 8):
what photo of a plane could possibly be worth 40 thousand pounds to anyone?


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User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2065 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Exactly. Anything like that is worth a lot of money. Some of the September 11 planes can sell for a lot.

That being said, the shots I have aren't planes. So, no you won't see them here.

As an aside, a couple celeb photos have sold for more than $1 mil. USD. I don't dabble in that photography...but man, I really should. haha.


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