Sqwert17 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2002, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3127 times:
Congratulations! Whilst it's always nice to have your name & talent up in lights,so to speak,i believe you should charge Airbus a fee.If they went to a professional photo library they would expect to be charged the going rate.
As most of us that use this site are enthusiasts rather than pro's,we like to see our stuff in print. I suppose it's a choice between having work published for free (hoping others see it & buy other photos of ours) or charge a fee & risk no publication.
I'd speak to Airbus see what they offer.If you're happy with that,go for it.
Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2891 times:
Hi, it's the first of the two photos above - I should have posted it in my original post. I wrote back to say that I usually charge a small fee, but he hasn't replied. Anyway, thanks for everyone's advice.
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Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6694 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2793 times:
For an amateur, I would say that the satisfaction of having your photo in demand, and published somewhere is payment enough. If it appeared in a book or magazine I would ask for a complimentary copy. I would ask for my name to be credited, and would ask for any stickers or anything like that, but I agree with HKGspotter. There is a lot of greed around here.
Jan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2761 times:
Why should a photo sell for nothing just because it was shot by an amateur?
If the buyer has decided it is of a good enough quality, then they should be prepared to pay for it. Amateurs sure need money for film?
Some might say the satisfaction of flying a Boeing is payment enough..
If you think a couple of stickers make you happy, good for you.
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Tguse From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2687 times:
So you all mean, that an airline should let a well-known person fly with them for free, just because it's an achievement that a VIP has selected this airline???
If Airbus wants this picture they have to pay for it. It can't be that they save their money by not paying an professional photographer to take some pics for them and getting the picture for free from airliners.net.