FLPhoto From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 126 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4593 times:
I was hanging out at an airport yesterday, and a gentleman asked me to take some shots of him take off. I did and he would like me to send them to him. So, I am not sure what to do. Do I just give them the shots or should I sell him the shots?
ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4223 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
That is obviously entirely up to you, but it sounds like a situation in which most people would happily share their shots with that fellow human being for free (or forget about it), and in which he most probably doesn't expect or will be prepared to pay a penny.
[Edited 2013-08-17 16:11:08]
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chuck9941 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4456 times:
Sounds to me like a good networking opportunity. You're at an airport getting to know him he asks a favor to take some photos and you did it. I'd send them to him and keep the relationship going and maybe there will be an occasion where he offers to take you along for a ride. It could also lead to other opportunities to barter or maybe even sell a few prints.
Just recently at my local airport some Navy F/18's came by for a visit. A couple of guys started some conversation with the pilots. They exchanged emails and the guys took some shots of them taking off that they were gong to send to them just because. The trade-off is they got to make a few fighter pilot friends, check out an amazing aircraft and get some great shots of them posing for the camera as they taxied by and took off. Aviation is all about networking. Sometimes a little favor can go a long way.
Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol.
hrtsfldhomeboy From Djibouti, joined Oct 2007, 91 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4189 times:
Pilots are notoriously cheap, but they also spend hundreds to fill their tank for every flight. (Not to mention the thousands more each year for hangering, maintenance, detailing, and insurance.) They could spare $10-20 more for a high quality pic of their "pride-n-joy." ... or you can roll over, stroke their ego, and give away your services and pictures.