Paulianer
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Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:14 am

Hello guys,

I've just received an email from an us aviation company who like to use one of my photographs.

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Good morning Tobias Rose,

I am seeking permission for the use of one of your photographs #391415 Boeing 767-323/ER. The photo will be framed and on display within one of xxx facilities.

Sincerely
xxx
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It's about this shot:

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Should I charge for? If yes, how much?

I really appreciate your help with this. I'm not yet familiar with such requests (one of my firsts)

Thanks in advance

Greetings
Tobi
Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
 
mirage
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RE: Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:25 am

For what is worth, think of it this way:

Will this company make money with the help of my photo?

Yes: charge a fair fee.
No: consider only the costs of processing and shipping.

Luis
P.S. If the photo is going to be in their wall just as decoration, I would not charge.
 
Lindy
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RE: Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:25 am

I can tell you this "Of course you should charge them".
Is this request from the airline or just aviation company???

Rafal
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RE: Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:27 am

Well it'd help if we knew who was asking and where it was going to be - if it is for a major corporate building belonging to American Airlines for example, you should charge a fair bit, but if its just some guy wants a picture for his wall get the picture printed yourself and send it to him charging what it costs for printing and posting plus a reasonable (not too large) mark up for yourself.

Andy
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Paulianer
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RE: Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:30 am

Hi Rafal,

the request is from an aviation company who manufacture aircraft parts for Airbus & Boeing...

Well, as Luis said I think its only decoration....

Tobi
Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
 
Paulianer
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RE: Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:32 am

@ Andy

The request is from Parker Aerospace, and they want to display it in one of their facilities...

So I'm not quite sure if I should charge...

Greetings
Tobi
Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
 
Lindy
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RE: Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:47 am

In this case I would just charge them s&h + cost of the print + (like Andy said) "reasonable (not too large) mark up".

Take care,
Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
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RE: Photo Request, Please Help!

Fri Oct 10, 2003 5:02 am

They're not going to make any money out of your picture and they're not American Airlines - sounds like they're just going to hang it in their office. So I stick with what I suggested - tell them you'll get it printed (ask them what size they want), and charge them the cost of the print plus the cost of posting it to them plus a reasonable mark-up (maybe between 25% and 50%)for your time and trouble. I'd actually be fairly open and tell them they can have a print and you'll charge them for the print and postage - just tell them that the print will cost a bit more than it really does.

The challenge will probably not be sorting that out - the challenge could be getting the money to you in a form you can actually bank.

Andy
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