Received this interesting email today Appears someone was forwarding my reply to a colleague and messed up by sending it to me. Names have been censored but the company (mbakercorp.com) has not - so that this post will be in the archives in case they want someone's photograph from airliners.net again you'll know what to say. I'm doing this simply because I want newer photographers that give away images for free to be shown that the other party generally doesn't give a crap about the photographer they're asking - only about getting a freebie. (Did I mention this company's stock is about $11.00 a share!)
"Screw'em. We won't pay him $20 nor use his ATL photo. Please POLITELY
write to him that we appreciate it, but after further assessment, we
will not need to use photo after all. Thank you anyway. (Make copy for
us of response.)
>>> "Serge Walczak"
Thank you for your interest and compliments to my aerial photograph of
Atlanta's terminal area. My one time (duration of conference),
non-exclusive commercial usage fee for a powerpoint presentation is
USD. Please inquire if you are interested in broader licensing of the
Once again, thank you for your interest. Please let me know if you are
Serge P. Walczak
>Subject: request for photo use
>Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 18:45:30 +0100
>Dear Mr. Walczak:
>My co-worker, XXX, and I are airport planners for Michael Baker
>Corporation, a consulting firm for which we work at its Alexandria,
>Virginia, office. We are preparing a brief PowerPoint presentation on
>"commercial aircraft parking" that Mark was asked to give at next
>Airport Consultants Council conference in Denver.
>We were viewing photographs on Airliners.net and are very impressed
>your aerial photo of Hartsfield International Airport taken July 19,
>We respectfully request your permission to use the photo in the
>presentation and we will certainly mention your name and
>the presentation's credits.
>This will be one of a number of voluntary presentations being given at
>conference to other attendees in the airport
>industry. Your permission for us to use your photo would be greatly
>appreciated and would help make our presentation more interesting.
>Please respond as promptly as possible. We look forward to your
>Thank you very much.
>Message was sent using the mail interface on Airliners.net
>To uphold the good reputation of the photographer
>community, please try to reply to photo usage requests."