PPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
Well if its for the print on a TIME page, they are going to want a high quality photo. According to your profile you scan prints, I would ask them if they want to scan your neg (maybe ask them to send you a CD with a high quality scan too?).
Nothing against you but TIME is know for it overall excellent photography IMO.
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3303 times:
Hey Gerhard, CONGRATULATIONS. Long time no talk to. No problem scanning the prints. I have had many photos published in magazines and books that were done from scans from prints. What kind of scanner and software are you using? I too had a recent success when NBC came knocking at my door wanting to use one of my photos for an upcoming episode of their news program, Dateline.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5065 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3193 times:
Oh.....and my photo is digital (D30) so i think it should meet Time's standards. I agree with PPGMD - Time does have some pretty darn good quality stuff. it sure would be nice to be in the same company as those photographers....
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Blackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 3178 times:
Hi all! Good news that I'm not the only one who got an offer. Apparently they are doing an report about the airline industry and its situation right now. My shot (which I sent them today) is showing 5 tails of AA/CO B.777s at Gatwick.
For Jeff: Thanks for the advice on the Bulgarian AF SU-25, right now its in HQ, we'll see what will happen.
For Richard: Soon I'll send you a personal e-mail, good to talk to you again.
Photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2809 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
As someone who spent 15 years in the news game, there are a couple of things you should understand.
If the article (and accompanying photos) is still in the development stage, which many feature news type articles are, then the art director might just be gathering artwork at this time. Then he presents his article, photos, graphics etc., to the editor for final layout. Some of the photos will make it, some of the photos will end up on the editing room floor so to speak. This is not an unusual occurance. The reason they ask for the high-res scans, is that when the decision is made to GO, then at that point, time (no pun intended) is of the essence. If the images are already on hand, then the article can make deadline and go right to print.
There have been many times that I have sent out images only to have not made the cut, but then again, there are also many times when I have made it to print. That is the way the "game" is played. It's not unethical at all, even if you might at first think so. They will indeed PAY for what is published, but not for what is not used. Welcome to the real world. And you must remember to NOT take it personally. Sometimes it can be as simple a reason as the photo "facing" the wrong way left to right. So they go with the image that fits what the graphic artist has designed into the layout. Also, sometime an expected interview (for example with Northwest) falls apart and does not take place. Then artwork from Northwest is not as high on the list as for example artwork from American, where the expected executive interview actually occured.
It all sounds pretty complicated, but on average it generally works out about even. 50/50 on acceptances and rejections. But the payday for the acceptances generally makes the average work in the photographers favour.
This is the major difference when a photo is used to illustrate a feature or news feature article, as against an immediate news event.
So don't ever give up hope, shoot for your own satisfaction, and take the gravy when it comes your way.
p.s. I just recently had a photo from A.net picked up by PLAYBOY in Hungary. Nice to think that I am the feature (it was a photo of ME in a glider) subject in Playboy across a double page spread. Ok.... send me your witty comments And yes.... I still had my clothes on.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3002 times:
I had a large company (with the airline industry) use one of my photos. Turned out the 2000x______ wasn't good enough in the email, so I burned the full sized digital photo on a CD and sent it to them. Never heard back from them (although I did get my money). They said they would reimburse me for the overnight shipping (then I got some other B.S. fee from Fedex, so altogether I spent close to $50 on shipping). I emailed them last week, no response. I guess it's time to send a invoice.
Skyliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 204 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
Indeed, on page 45 of this week's TIME is an article about Southwest, titled "One Airline's Magic". A montage of other airline tails are shown at the bottom, and the photos are credited as "Bottom, left to right, all from airliners.net: Chase, Leibowitz, Yao (2), Watt, Plomitzer, Coduto (2)". Congratulations! Thanks also to TIME, for honoring the copyrights and giving credit; when you see the finished work, it would have been easy to have simply "lifted" the images, without credit, payment, etc. Another good credit for airliners.net, also!