5280AGL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 414 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3280 times:
This is the first time that a party has been interested in using a photo of mine, so I am unaware of what the appropriate asking prices are for usage. I would REALLY appreciate any help you guys can give me. It is quite a thrill to finally have an offer like this.
Here is the letter:
There is a possiblity that we may want to use this photo in a printed collateral piece for Continental Airlines. We are a preferred vendor of Continental Airlines.
The piece would be approximately is 3-1/2" x 9-1/4". The photo of the plane would be 2-3/4" x 1-1/2" tall. The front of the piece has a photo of the plane and a description of the plane - cruise speed, capacity, length, etc. The back of the piece has a line drawing of the inside of the plane and an amenity description. Your photo would not be used on the back. The quantity is 10,000.
This piece would not be sold but given to passengers with their tickets and travel agents.
174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
If it were me, then I would ask for my name in BIG letters under the photo, and that's it.
Even though they COULD give you money, I would think it's pretty cool if one of my photos got picked out or many many many photos they looked at.
764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3187 times:
I think the "There is a possibility..." part means that they emailed a bunch of people and are not really set on one particular photograph. They're probably looking for whoever will give it away for the least. But if I were you, I'd ask for $$$. $200 - 300 at least.
Can you show us the pic? Sounds like it's a vacation pamphlet... 764 to HNL perhaps? Just a guess...
FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3148 times:
I would charge a few hundred bucks for this one, but I am pretty sure they won't take your photo unless yours is very unique. There is a possibility that we may want to use ... indicates, as 764er already said, that they have contacted other photographers, too. Normally there are always people who charge only a few dollars, but I would give it a try.
174thfwff: Why should you give your own work to big companies with lots of $$$ for free? I can understand your view if you haven't got any photo published yet, but with this attitude you (and many others who give away their pics for free) make it much more complicated for those of us who are not willing to be taken advantage of by big companies to sell our work.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 810 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3136 times:
174thfwff - in fact, asking for your name in big letters is going to be a much bigger problem for most companies than a few hundred bucks. The pamphlet designers will already have figured out the layout, text etc. - no one is gonna change this to suit the photographer. Money is a lot easier!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3074 times:
Wish someone would ask me...
Ask for credit first and foremost. Depending on the kind of publication that alone might be worth it (if lots of other potential buyers of your shots get to see it for example).
If you think there might be future business with the company, certainly charge them but don't overcharge (they'll just go elsewhere for their material).
If you're certain this will be a one-off, you could indeed just ask for credits and one or more copies of the end product.