INNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3782 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1595 times:
Congrats on the request!
Newspapers / magazines usually have fixed rates they pay everyone for image usage, I don't think you have a lot of room for negotiations.
Their rate usually depends on placement (lead photo, maybe even cover etc..) and size, so the best thing to do would be ask which size they intend to print the photo in. This can be from spot to quarter page, half page of full spread.
Ask them for their standard rate, I think that would be the most reasonable thing to do.
Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
As a poor second option to what Florian is suggesting, you can register with stock photo agencies like www.alamy.com or www.gettyimages.com - only takes a moment - and look up photos that are rights managed/licenced (as opposed to royalty free) to see what fee they would charge for a similar use.
I say it's a poor second option because an established buyer which provides a lot of repeat business to a stock photo agency would not necessarily pay the website fee. It could benefit from a pretty huge discount factor. But at least you would get a sense of the upper limit of what you can charge.
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