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User currently offlineFLPhoto From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Hi,
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?
Spencer

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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4003 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3591 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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User currently offlineFLPhoto From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Yes, but I don't want him to do anything with it except personal use. Do you have a photo copyright statement?

User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4003 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

You have the copyright to your photos. You don't need to state it.

You could point that out to him. Although he'll probably think you are nuts.

[Edited 2013-08-17 16:43:30]


The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlinechuck9941 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3466 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.
User currently offlineeskillawl From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

If I were you, I'd send the photos to him for free, without doubt. If you asked the man for the same favor, and he said yes but sent you a bill afterwards, would you be happy?  


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

Quoting FLPhoto (Thread starter):
So, I am not sure what to do

Ask him if next time he'll give you a flight around so you can do some aerial shots.



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User currently offlinehrtsfldhomeboy From Djibouti, joined Oct 2007, 82 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3199 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.

User currently onlineangad84 From India, joined Nov 2012, 995 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3007 times:

If this happened to me, I'd definitely give the guy the photo. Swap cards, keep in touch and if something came of it good, if not, you made a random bloke happy.

Cheers
Angad


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