Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
I've had a couple of e-mails from a company in Holland regarding the use of my photos and I need a bit of advice.
The first e-mail as follows
While searching the web for airplane photography, we came across your
website with some interesting aircraft photography.
One of the main activities of our company HITT, is the supply of complete
ground movement control systems. We have many references world-wide,
including the system at Manchester airport. You can visit our website
www.hitt.nl for more information.
Currently we are in the process of renewing our brochures. I would like to
know under which conditions you could provide us with your photography. We
are primarily interested in unlimited use on a non-exclusive basis.
If you are interested in supplying photography, I have the following
* Does your portfolio include other high-quality pictures than shown
on your website? If so, please supply us with a thumbnail picture overview
* Can you supply photographs with a true resolution of 3600 x 2400
pixels, or are they of a different size?
* Do you also have photography of VCR's and general airport layout?
I replied back saying I could only manage a size of 2160 x 1140 (Canon D30) and got the following message:
Thank you for your reply. Today I have spoken with our graphics studio, and
a resolution of 2160 x 1140 is OK. I have had a closer look at your website,
and there are a number of photographs that would fit well in our brochures,
as well as in other publications.
Please let me know the conditions for use of the photography.
So, what are the main points I should make as conditions, should I charge or are they expecting them for free? I'm pretty new to getting requests like this and would welcome any feedback.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5472 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2855 times:
Do not give it to them for free!! For one I would ask how many brochures they plan on producing. Also, find out the exact # of photos of yours they want. Lets see what everyone else says..... good luck.
Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2775 times:
Thanks again for all the comments!
Assuming I get a reply that he is willing to pay, then how much should I charge for the use of them? just a rough figure per pic.
The interesting part of the email mentions he wants it for "unlimited use on a non-exclusive basis" which obviously means they can use the pics when ever they want but I still retain them and the copyright to them. Correct?
One other small question, how does the payment atually happen, how does it get from their account (Holland) to mine (UK)? Will I have to give account details?
Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2758 times:
Just an update.
They want to use about 10 pictures on a "unlimited use on a non-exclusive basis". Mainly in about 1000 to 1500 brochures and also probably on the website and in advertising.
So, what price should I be looking at as I have no idea whatsoever! I'd like to give a reply by tomorrow evening (Mon) so if anyone can give me a bit of an idea on price by then, I'll be very, very greatful.