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Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone's sold one of there photos to a real airline....or if your photo's been nicked by one!

Cheers,
Jamie.

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

CO supposedly used one of mine on their website, and TWA used a 757 sunset shot of mine on the F/A's website. Didn't sell it though.

User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

I did.
A couple of pictures to LH (Lufthansa) in Boston.

Vasco


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Emirates asked to use my photo of one of their B777-300's (actually it was the one that had problems in australia. And its on airliners.net

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Cool. Did they use it and did you make em pay?!

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

No money, they said they had "no budget"!

Anyway, I dont mind.


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

No budget? A company that flies B777-300's doesn't have a budget for photo usage?

Luckily there are airliners out there that are willing to pay (what should be expected) for usage. Recently sold a photo to World Airways for a nice fee.

Michael


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3938 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Fedex, Continental, BA...and they all paid!

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineDanv1982 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!
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Dan


User currently offlineMikephotos 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:

Dan,

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.

Michael


User currently offlineMls737 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...

mls737


User currently offlineRepublic 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.

Rgds,
Joe


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