edoca
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Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:11 am

I just received a request to sell a picture I took, to the airline that is operating the plane. It's a smaller charter operator, so not one of the big boys. They want me to quote for all rights usage in company promotional materials, as well as use of the same pic in a large framed print in their HQ.

I personally don't think the pic is very unique. It's a simply view on the ground from behind the wing (though quality is quite high), so I certainly don't want to exaggerate my quote. It's never going to be their centerpiece of advertising; I do realise that I should request some amount though, in order to protect those who try to make a living out of selling pics. Any ideas?

Thanks!
 
INNflight
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:47 am

Show us the pic.

Wonder what fears people have lately of showing their work in here? Getting flammed? Nah.  Smile
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Gary2880
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:55 am

achh just give it to them for free what does it matter.










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US333
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:13 am

Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):



Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):
quote for all rights usage in company promotional materials, as well as use of the same pic in a large framed print in their HQ

Now does that sound like something that should be given away for free???
 
edoca
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:57 pm

No I'm not afraid of showing the pic, the funny thing is I think I have a better shot of the same aircraft but this is the one they are interested in.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0910278/L/

I just thought to keep it as a general question, also maybe the person who asked might be reading this forum as well?
And indeed, I'm planning to give away all I ever shot for free. Nah.
 
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:10 pm

Ward, I'd be a bit wary of selling them the rights to the photo as it means you basically no longer have any control over it to do what you want. Even if it isn't anything particularly unusual.

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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:14 pm

Quoting Edoca (Thread starter):
I do realise that I should request some amount though, in order to protect those who try to make a living out of selling pics

Why? You don't owe anyone a thing. Do what you want.
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TransIsland
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:04 pm

pffff... USA3000 may not be the "big bully in the playground," but they can probably afford buying the picture. I thought you were talking about some small charter company that operates 2 or 3 Islanders or Aztecs or the likes.


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You know, something like this. This photo can even be found on the company's website, fo which they did not ask permission. However, it ain't my shot, and I told my brother about it. He hasn't chosen to do anything about it yet. (Weird situation, the owner's mother is our parents' next door neighbour.)
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:32 am

Edoca, I think you may have ogtten the same request my father just has from USA3000. They wanted full rights to the photo to use as a framed photo at their headquaters (which happens to be about 20 miles from myself here in the PHL area) and in promotional materials. Was this the same erquest you got?

I have not received any requests from them as of yet, although I do have many photos of them in the database as well. They probably got confused considreing my father and I have almost the same name.  Smile

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edoca
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RE: Selling A Pic To An Airline - Advice Wanted...

Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:04 pm

Quoting Wagz (Reply 8):
I think you may have ogtten the same request my father just has from USA3000. They wanted full rights to the photo to use as a framed photo at their headquaters (which happens to be about 20 miles from myself here in the PHL area) and in promotional materials. Was this the same erquest you got?

Yes; exactly that.

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 5):
I'd be a bit wary of selling them the rights to the photo as it means you basically no longer have any control over it to do what you want. Even if it isn't anything particularly unusual.

I know, that's what makes it difficult indeed. I guess it's already complex enough to quote for a specific usage. What do you quote when they do allow all rights usage?

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