EMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
I got an email today from Specsavers asking for use of a pic I took of one of their planes at EMA. Should I ask for payment or not? Don't think they sounded like they would pay though. I am happy they want my pic though.
Here is a copy of the message:
I wonder if you would be prepared to allow us to use one of your photos (of either N64GG or N2341S) in an internal publication.
You might be interested to know that we are about to re register the aircraft as M-SPEX and M-SPEC respectively.
XXXXXXXX (Not sure if I should give the name so I'll leave it blank)
Specsavers Optical Group."
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JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3445 times:
I agree. I'm not for giving images away for free but on this occasion I'd supply a low-res version and ask them to credit you as the photographer. On the few occasions I give away images I always remind them very politely that I still own the copyright and don't take kindly to my generosity being exploited for commercial (i.e. money-making) purposes.
When giving stuff away for nothing I think you can take the hard line. You're in control and you tell them!