lnglive1011yyz
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Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:59 am

All:

I'm just curious as to whether anyone on this site has had a major photography contract drawn up..

I.E, for a calendar, or something other where you'd be selling either a photo, or a block of photos for use in a commercial calendar, or for anything else that can be used commercially, as in a book, etc?

If so:

How do you determine the value of your images?

Can you give an indication how much your images were valued at, and how you came to that conclusion?

Did you get a lawyer involved, to ensure that contractual obligations were met, and nothing was put in there to 'rip you off' etc..?

Is there any advice you can give to us all, in case we run into the situation?

If you don't feel comfortable posting this, please feel free to contact me via the Contact button..

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chrisair
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:25 am

Each contract is going to be different, based on useage, company etc etc etc.

I don't think there's one way to have a set value, say $10,000. Generally speaking, I use the figure of $15,000 per image. Of course, this goes up for rare images. A couple very rare images I have, I value for $80,000 or more. They also live in a safe deposit box.

You want to make it so they have to pay a licensing fee. Generally, I won't let my images go out for more than a year.

Never, ever, ever give up your copyright. NEVER. NOT FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY! If you do this, you give up the possibility to make more money. Let's say you sell a copyright for $50,000. You could probably sell that image again, and again and again for $20k each. After two sales, you would have surpassed the $50,000 you made from selling the copyright.

The most important tip is don't sell yourself short. Don't sell Boeing an image for $50.

Although, I will say I do trade images with airlines sometimes for passes. That is a really good way to get some free travel.
 
Stealthz
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:17 pm

Hey Chris,

What sort of customers pay $1,000 to $50,000 for your images amd what sort of photographs are they.
Is there a publication or site where we can see samples of that kind of work?

Regards

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QANTAS077
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:21 pm

i've a contract with Qantas for 12 months with a shot of mine, we did the negotiations and terms last week, they recieved the image and i've the contract from the advertising agency and my contact at Qantas.

tidy little earner this one too!
 
ChrisH
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:58 pm

Quoting Chrisair (Reply 1):
A couple very rare images I have, I value for $80,000 or more. They also live in a safe deposit box.

Air Force one with 2 burning engines and Dubya on one of the slides in his pyjamas? Must be something really special like it, I'd love to know what the pics are. Big grin
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Sinkrate
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:59 pm

Hey Monty, Care to tell which shot it was? Is it uploaded here?

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Gary2880
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:10 pm

even if he was to show us, if they live in a safe i doubt we could see the photograph for copyright banners, watermarks and logos Big grin
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spencer
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:32 pm

Chrisair, you had me at $15,000!!!! Hahahahaha. But 80 large!!!!!!  alert 
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Gary2880
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:50 pm

ok got me intrigued now too.

what photo of a plane could possibly be worth 40 thousand pounds to anyone?

unless your not talking about planes. brad and angelina maybe?
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 8):
what photo of a plane could possibly be worth 40 thousand pounds to anyone?


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Concorde crash tape, etc....
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chrisair
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RE: Anyone Had A Major Photography Contract Draw Up?

Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:26 pm

Exactly. Anything like that is worth a lot of money. Some of the September 11 planes can sell for a lot.

That being said, the shots I have aren't planes. So, no you won't see them here.

As an aside, a couple celeb photos have sold for more than $1 mil. USD. I don't dabble in that photography...but man, I really should. haha.

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