in Flight Deck International ... payment was pretty meager as I recall, however, the shot led to subsequent requests for photos, advertising copy (which pays better ) and a media pass for Farnborough 2002 ... so all in all quite a profitable little pic
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4595 times:
Chapman Freeborn, a European charter company asked to use one of my shots. Needless to say they wanted it for nothing and I never heard back from them, oh well. Shameless self plug of the shot they asked for.
Then Munich airport wanted a shot for a presentation
(they got it, free of coure, as a presentation isn't a commercial thing)
and some air charter business wanted a shot for their web page, but as that was commercial in my book, I asked for money and they never got back. (As a matter of fact, I contacted a photographer whose photos were on their page to ask for a price guideline (I know, bad manners ) and it turned out they had used his pics without permission...
So, I haven't made a single penny off my photos (yet)
Zoomer From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4210 times:
"......remember we do this hobby for the photos not the money".
Well yes, but if someone is going to gain commercially from a photo then why shouldn't the photographer get paid. Do you know how much it would cost them to hire a professional photographer to take photos for let's say an advertising job? Airliners Net is an EASY and LOW COST source of pictures. Don't let them profit from your work!
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4208 times:
I charge for my videos usually because I have no moeny and this stuff is expensive to produce. I don't really make profit, either, just enough to cover costs and invest into making better video, so the money paid goes right back to the customers in a sense.
Cabbott From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4057 times:
Nice sales guys.
I have to say I used to sell alot around 3 years ago but since the digital age and this site growing into a huge database its became harder to get noticed and make sales.
This site is complex for your average first time punter. Just look at the process you have to go through as a visitor to find photographs, granted if you know what your doing its a breeze but if your a first time visitor looking for photos it could be a little intimidating.
Still we do this for a hobby and something to occupy our time.