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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

Hi all,

I received the following email today and am unsure what to do.

Hi Karl,

My name is Paul Sheehan - I live in Melbourne, Australia.

I am an aviation historian and author and am at present writing a book on all QF aircraft since 1920.

Your photo of the QF 707 at Southend on airliners.net is terrific! and I'd really like to get your permission to use it in my book if you are agreeable.

Please email me to let me know.

Many thanks,
Paul Sheehan

ps you may like to have a look at my first book on my publishers website,
www.transpressnz.com which was entyitled "The Aircraft of Air NZ and affiliates since 1940"

I'm very flattered of course and amazed at the feedback I have received from what is my first upload to A.net. What should I do under the circumstances? I'm familiar with photo sales to magazines but I imagine this to be different - shall I offer the image for free and ask for a copy of the book or is this bad etiquette?

Your opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Karl

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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Karl,
I've had a similar E mail from this chap. I gave him my price but he declined. He wasn't prepared to pay for a photo which he intends to publish in a book in order to make money for himself. He wanted the pic for free.


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

I must admit I'm not adverse to offering it for free, however I was wondering whether or not this is considered bad practice by the aviation photog community.

If I did offer it for free, would a request for a copy of the book be too much to ask?

Karl


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3959 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

Ask whatever you want for it, or give it away - just how you feel.
A copy certainly is a very, very reasonable thing to ask I would say, even if this book is a labour of love that you''d like to support.

Peter Smile



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User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

When we all have e-mails like this and want to share them. PLEASE erase the guy's name..it is not respectful or ethical. He mailed it to you not to 1000's of airliners.net members..
Mark Garfinkel


User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1558 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Personally I would allow him to use the photo for free and a copy of the book would be adequate compensation in my eyes.


South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineG-CIVP From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1331 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

Do what your happy with. Here's my two cents. The book is primarily research, with very little if any commercial profit, so I would let him have it for free and be happy with the photo credit.

User currently offlineCalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4488 times:

I'd give it to him either for a copy of the book or a small fee. I wouldn't do it for free, but bear in mind that he's going to need many photo's, possibly hundreds, and these books don't make much money. So the per photo rate he can afford to pay will be low.

B


User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

Karl

I´d ask for a copy of the book. It´s an adequate balance, I believe. A copy of the book will not be for free, since he´ll have to pay for the book that he is sending to you and also the mail/shipping fares. I think it´s a fair deal.  Wink

Cheers!
Lanas.-



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