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I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:55 am

My original post was deleted for "non-descriptive topic". OK, let me try again, because I honestly need the advice:

I got an e-mail a few minutes ago:

We are looking for some reasonably priced royalty-free photos of civil aviation maintenance and airline workers subjects for use in our marketing materials (print and web). We noticed you have a few on Airliners.net. Please let me know the approximate cost of these photos in 300 dpi or greater resolution.

I started taking pictures and uploading them here for fun. I didn't expect to make any money at it. I honestly don't know how to proceed. Pardon my ignorance, but what is the standard procedure for this sort of thing? I would appreciate someone explaining this to me in simple terms. Am I selling the future rights to these photos in this type of arrangement? If I agree, what should I charge? And even though I own the copyrights to these pictures, I should still run it by Southwest, shouldn't I? They are my employer after all.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:05 am

"And even though I own the copyrights to these pictures, I should still run it by Southwest, shouldn't I? They are my employer after all."

I dont see where Southwest comes in the picture....Who the heck cares whos your employer, you took the shot, you own it, you get the money.
 
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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:09 am

seems sketchy to me. Exactly how would they use the images? WN (like any good company) is image conscious...what if they see the pictures someplace and start asking questions? I would either get permission or say no.
 
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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:15 am

Just beware of one fact...If you took the photos while at work, on company property the company could have claim to the work. I know it is an iffy issue, but it can raise it's ugly head...Tony
 
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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:37 am

BTW, I got permission from the company before submitting the pictures to A.net. However, this is a different issue entirely.
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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 5:45 am

I would strongly advise running it by the Southwest - they may not wish to have any association with people using the pics ... and what if the publisher used them to illustrate BAD practice!

The law on this is pretty weird, technically, if you were photographing on company time, they could claim they "own" that time, and therefore have some rights to the images, or at least how they are used.

To be honest, unless you particularly want to see your pics used commercially, this may not be worth the hassle ... for "reasonably priced" read "cheap"  Smile

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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 7:07 am

OK, let me restate the question. I am already going to talk with the "powers that be" here at Southwest about the photo usage. That really isn't the issue.

What I need to know is, if SWA gives the go-ahead, how do I negotiate the deal? What is an acceptable fee? Do I lose future rights to the photos afterward? I don't understand how the process works. Once again, pardon my ignorance concerning photo usage and copyright info.

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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Fri Mar 07, 2003 7:34 am

You decide what rights you grant the client. You need to know what use they have in mind. If web use or printed, and if so, how many copies. You can license the use as you see fit. Copyright remains yours. Unless you both agree otherwise, but that costs big bucks.
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RE: I Need Help Concerning A Photo Usage Request

Sat Mar 08, 2003 9:38 am

***UPDATE***

I contacted the proper person at Southwest, who told me that he was pleased that my new hobby has been received well by others. He said that the company wouldn't mind me selling any photos, but would prefer that the company logo not appear in the shots, for fear that people viewing them might see it as an endorsement of the other company by Southwest. I told him that I would respond to the other company, asking which photos they would like to use, and then bring them to him so he could review them. Speaking of the other company, I checked out their website and read the information contained there. They seem on the surface to be fairly reputable. I'm still not sure if I'm going to sell any images to them though; I'll just have to get some more details from them and see what they have in mind.

Thanks again to all who replied.
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