Danv1982 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
I sold a picture of a EK 777-200 being towed by accross the apron at sunset at Melbourne with a glint on the on the cockpit window to EK for over £25 "LGW" They told me the same thing we don't have the budget to include amateaur photograhs! The cheek! I said well then this Amateaur don't whant to give you the photo. After a brief discusion with his superior the nice man offered me £25 for it! Not bad result!
I dunno what they wanted it for, i wasn't about to question them though!
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
Don't want to question them? It's your photo, you hold the copyright and you say what it can and cannot be used for. Always, always know exactly what your photo(s) will be used for. If they just wanted to use it to hang up in their office, then £25 is reasonable. Now if they wanted to use it for a major ad running in newspapers & magazines worldwide, well you got shortchanged. I wouldn't have quoted less than $5,000US for that sort of usage/licensing. If you (and I don't me you Dan I mean everyone) plan to sell photos to major airlines/companies, please make sure you control the sale and not them. They are looking to you for usage not the other way around.
Mls737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
AA once asked me to use one of my photos for an initiation booklet printed for new AA employees. They planned to print only a 1000 booklets. They wanted to use the picture right off airliners.net, so it did not require any further work for me. I told them they could use it for this publication only but that I would like them to send me one of these booklets for free in return. They said no problem... That was last year and I am still waiting for the booklet. I have been contacted several times by airlines wanting to use my pictures for different purposes (mostly advertising publications) but they could not pay a cent for the pictures. I always refused. I don't really care because I don't make a living out of aviation photography... I don't feel pressured to accept bad deals...
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1811 times:
If you hear the words, "we have no budget for photos", say fine. Instead, you would like to trade the photo for free travel on their airline. This they more than likely can approve. Ask for this, and you just may get it. Who knows, a tropical beach setting might be yours, in trade for use of the photo. If they say no, you weren't going to get anything anyway, so you lost nothing.