chris28_17
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Photo Use, Textbook?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:25 am

what should i ask for this one?

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Chris,

I am writing a textbook on aerodynamics. How can
I get permission to use one of your photographs?

Xxxxxx

Xxxxxx X. Xxxxxxx
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Utah State University


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Maybe i'll get a scholarship to his school or something  Big grin

i dunno, i just thought i would post this so i dont end up pissing off the pros... okay, more so because i'd like whatever i can get  Smokin cool


thanks in advance

CHRIS
 
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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sat May 19, 2001 3:43 am

I'd say allow it. Might want to consider terms of course. Having your name mentioned as the source is #1, getting paid might be nice (even if only a copy of the book to show of).
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chris28_17
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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sat May 19, 2001 12:37 pm

just bringing this one back to the top... i really need help soon!

Im just really unsure whether or not a "textbook" is considered for-profit or not... i want to get something, but i dont want to scare away some publicity either....

please and thanks..

CHRIS
 
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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:29 pm

I wouldn't expect much money out of a textbook publisher. Yeah, make sure you get a copy of the textbook, and enjoy the exposure. Keep in mind that many schools use horrible out-of-date textbooks and that by using your photograph, the textbook will at least be reasonably modern.

Congratulations on your recognition. What's the photo?
 
chris28_17
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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:44 pm

oh yeah, this is the picture...


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also..

Keep in mind that many schools use horrible out-of-date textbooks and that by using your photograph, the textbook will at least be reasonably modern.

maybe its the smirnof going through my brain right now, but i didnt quite see what the point was in that.....

thanks for the feedback though!

CHRIS
 
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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sat May 19, 2001 1:48 pm

Cool to hear.
I think u should request for a copy of the textbook.
And NIce photo.  Smile

So this is for some sort of a flight school or a course on aerodynamics in College of University?

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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sun May 20, 2001 6:38 am

Textbooks used for high school (and earlier) are generally purchased as class sets, or maybe per student, once and used over and over every year.

College textbooks on the other hand should be reasonably well profitable. Every semester (or quarter) that a class is offered, a new batch of students will take a class and have to buy the book for themselves. True they can buy it used, but many people (including me) prefer new books. And then every few years, a new edition comes out and so the classes start requiring that one, making the older one's less desirable increasing sales of the new ones. Last year I noticed students carrying around a newer edition of the Calculus textbook I bought almost three years ago.

And have you seen the prices on some of these textbooks? Some cost $100.

I wouldn't consider a textbook publisher to be non-profit. Though asking too much could cause the price of the book to increase, something which student's won't appreciate.

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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sun May 20, 2001 10:32 am

Hi Chris,

I would have responded earlier, but I have been out of town. As for a fee....well, considering this is a textbook publisher, I probably would not ask for more than $50.00-$100.00, thats not to say they will pay it though. Now if this were Random House, Collins or another big time publisher.......well, then were might be talking some serious $$$$.

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chris28_17
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The Reply...

Sun May 20, 2001 1:08 pm

i wrote back and asked a few questions, here was his reply....

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Chris,

A digital image is just fine. The image that I got from the web
is adequate but if I could get a higher resolution image that would
be even better.

In regard to other of your photos that I may be able to use, I
have no idea what photos that you have. When I need a photo
that shows a particular feature of a particular airplane, I do
a search of the web for the airplane that I want. Usually there
are more photographs than I could ever look at. In the case of
the C-5 the search returned more than 10,000 photos. When I
stated looking through the search results, yours was the first
good photo that displayed the feature that I was looking for,
in this case the turbofan engines. In the case of very old
airplanes, it is not so easy.

In regard to number of copies for the textbook I have no idea about
that either. The publisher takes care of that. I do know that the
market is small.

The department web site is "www.mae.usu.edu" There is no link for a
particular class.

So, can I use the picture? Your name will be in the caption as the
photographer.

Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxx


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Alright what do you guys think? is this a freebie or no? i couldnt possibly ask for $50 on a digital image, right?
obviously i'll get a textbook at the very least..

cant wait for the feedback!  Big thumbs up

CHRIS
 
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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sun May 20, 2001 2:50 pm

He isn't offering money, and is suggesting that he has a lot of other photos to pick from...
If you think a copy of the book, plus having your name known to hundreds of future aeronautical engineers is enough, go for it  Smile If not, let him search the rest of those 10K photos for another one.
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RE: Photo Use, Textbook?

Sun May 20, 2001 10:48 pm

Chris,
why couldn't you get more than $ 50 for a digital?!?
I recently got $ 700 for a digital file...
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