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User currently offlineStevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

I just received an email from somebody at Alaska Airlines (Director of Projects, Corporate Real Estate), requesting a 24x36 enlargement of my Horizon's Dash-8 in Washington Huskies special colors. They want me to deliver in 2-3 days and respond ASAP about availability and pricing.

Since I have no previous experience with the selling of my pictures, I am looking for guidance from you guys.

Here is the shot they request:

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Photo © Stefan Heymanns



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User currently offlineStevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3927 times:

Here is the quick reply I sent back:

"I am very honored you are interested in this shot. Before I can answer the question regarding pricing and availability, I would like to know if you interested in the digital image (single use or full copyright) or a printed copy (24x36)."

Does anyone have any ideas on pricing and tips for printing (if they don't want the file and do it themselves)?


User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3910 times:

Personally I like Mpix.com. I have a bunch of 8X12 prints for a portfolio and I also have some 20X30's hanging on my walls from different vacations. They have a good turn around time and decent pricing. For a 24X36 print it is $45 and I would add the Lustre Coating for another $6. I have always had good experiences with them. For pricing it is up to you, but I would make sure to get paid something.
-Matt



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User currently offlineStevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3909 times:

Thanks Matt,

I was thinking I could ask for Alaska round trip ticket(s). I have a lab around the corner. For the 24x36 they charge $50 (including some final color correction) plus shipping. So I was thinking I would like to get at least $150 to $200. Too greedy?

Stefan


User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3908 times:

No, I think that is the proper amount. If you can get a ticket it might be easier on them then actual money so that is a great idea. Best of luck. Let us know what happens.
-Matt



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User currently offlineStevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Matt, thanks for your help.

I asked them for a round trip ticket, but they claimed it would be too complicated. So I offered them the print for $300 (including printing cost and shipping) and they immediately took it. Maybe I could have gone higher, but at this point I am just happy I got a proper sale out of it.


User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

Very cool. I actually remember that shot in the pre/post screening threads. Nice to see you made some money out of it. Makes the hobby that much more rewarding.
-Matt



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