FYODOR From Russia, joined May 2005, 649 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3251 times:
Not so many, mate. As I understand they do not plan to use it as title picture. It is always difficult issue as far as you don't know the policy of your counterparty. And it depends on size of the picture they are looking for. Last time at the similar case I sold a picture for 100$ but it was hi-res big size photo. If they just looking for the picture as it is published - it could be cheaper. Besides their conditions are very important - exclusive or non-exclusive rights, right to give your photo for the third party, period of time of the agreement, etc.
Mat1979 From France, joined Dec 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 3131 times:
Thanks Fyodor for your input.
Their email request was just to use it on their website which is being redesigned. Nothing else was mentionned but maybe they looked at it as a general waiver given to them to use the picture as it pleases them. It looked like they wanted it for free (jusk asking for my authorisation to use it).
The fact is there aren't many pictures of that bird in the database so i don't think they have too much opportunities (it is their bird). Plus it was taken at Bora Bora so that might add some value as a marketing tool for them.
I asked them for some more info on their desired usage.
Anyway, any more opinions fellow photographers on what i should ask them?
BR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
I agree, they should well be able to pay for the photo. However, if they wanted to be true asses about it, they could say "Give us the rights, or we will make you take the photo down from any other website." I have heard about that happening before.
As said above, I would find out what all of their intents are for the photo. If it is just for use on their website, I would charge a very nominal fee, and make sure they give me credit for the photo, but if they want to publish it on reports, hang it on the wall at HQ, and distribute copies of it, they should be able to pay accordingly.