YEGPIX From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 159 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4434 times:
I got this E-mail today requesting to use one of my photos. He wants to use it on his company website as a database photo. What do you guys think, should I let him use it for free just having me as credit for the pic or should I charge him for it or what? Here is the E-mail and the picture in question. Thanks for your responses . Kevin
Dear Mr. Wachter: I'm writing to ask for permission to use your photo off of Airliners.net. It will be used as a file photo on my company's website. Thank you for your consideration, if you do decide to grant permission, please send me a copy that is not watermarked from Airliners. The photo is of a 727 parked on snow in twilight. Thank you again for your time.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 769 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4347 times:
Be careful with this one - he says he wants it as a "file photo". Now to my mind a file photo is an image you hold in stock for a vareity of possible future uses - could be a web site image, or the cover of an annual report or advertising campaign.
Yes, you should charge, but I think you need to clarify exactly what use is inteneded - a one off website use is one thing, the rights for unlimited reproduction is another!
Skyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
Whatever you decide about payment, be sure to clarify and limit the rights to usage. It would be best to do this first, if possible; the outcome may indicate whether there should be a charge or not.
YEGPIX From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 159 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
Thanks guys, I emailed him back today and asked a few questions about how it would be used and I asked him to send me a link to their website, what they would offer me in return,etc. I haven't heard back yet so I suspect they were just looking for a freebee! Thanks again for your reply's guys. Hey, that rhymes. LOL