englandair
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Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?

Mon Feb 12, 2001 6:47 am

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.
 
Dazed767
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RE: Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?

Mon Feb 12, 2001 7:26 am

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.
 
ake0404ar
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RE: Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?

Mon Feb 12, 2001 10:04 am

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

Vasco
 
LGW
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Yeah - Emirates

Tue Feb 13, 2001 11:39 pm

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
 
englandair
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RE: Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?

Wed Feb 14, 2001 2:39 am

Cool. Did they use it and did you make em pay?!
 
LGW
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RE: Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?

Wed Feb 14, 2001 4:52 am

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

Anyway, I dont mind.
 
mikephotos
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RE: Yeah - Emirates

Wed Feb 14, 2001 6:00 am

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
 
thomasphoto60
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RE: Yeah - Emirates

Wed Feb 14, 2001 7:15 am

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

Thomas
"Show me the Braniffs"
 
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RE: Yeah - Emirates Me Too!

Wed Feb 14, 2001 8:23 am

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!
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Dan
 
mikephotos
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RE: Yeah - Emirates Me Too!

Wed Feb 14, 2001 9:36 am

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
 
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RE: Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?

Thu Feb 15, 2001 6:02 am

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
 
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RE: Ever Sold A Photo To An Airline?

Fri Feb 16, 2001 10:48 am

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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