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Selling/Giving Pictures

Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:23 pm

Hi,
I was hanging out at an airport yesterday, and a gentleman asked me to take some shots of him take off. I did and he would like me to send them to him. So, I am not sure what to do. Do I just give them the shots or should I sell him the shots?
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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:09 pm

That is obviously entirely up to you, but it sounds like a situation in which most people would happily share their shots with that fellow human being for free (or forget about it), and in which he most probably doesn't expect or will be prepared to pay a penny.

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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:24 pm

Yes, but I don't want him to do anything with it except personal use. Do you have a photo copyright statement?
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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:41 pm

You have the copyright to your photos. You don't need to state it.

You could point that out to him. Although he'll probably think you are nuts.

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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:23 pm

Sounds to me like a good networking opportunity. You're at an airport getting to know him he asks a favor to take some photos and you did it. I'd send them to him and keep the relationship going and maybe there will be an occasion where he offers to take you along for a ride. It could also lead to other opportunities to barter or maybe even sell a few prints.
Just recently at my local airport some Navy F/18's came by for a visit. A couple of guys started some conversation with the pilots. They exchanged emails and the guys took some shots of them taking off that they were gong to send to them just because. The trade-off is they got to make a few fighter pilot friends, check out an amazing aircraft and get some great shots of them posing for the camera as they taxied by and took off. Aviation is all about networking. Sometimes a little favor can go a long way.
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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:52 pm

If I were you, I'd send the photos to him for free, without doubt. If you asked the man for the same favor, and he said yes but sent you a bill afterwards, would you be happy?  
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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:23 pm

Quoting FLPhoto (Thread starter):
So, I am not sure what to do

Ask him if next time he'll give you a flight around so you can do some aerial shots.
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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:42 pm

Pilots are notoriously cheap, but they also spend hundreds to fill their tank for every flight. (Not to mention the thousands more each year for hangering, maintenance, detailing, and insurance.) They could spare $10-20 more for a high quality pic of their "pride-n-joy." ... or you can roll over, stroke their ego, and give away your services and pictures.
 
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RE: Selling/Giving Pictures

Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:35 pm

If this happened to me, I'd definitely give the guy the photo. Swap cards, keep in touch and if something came of it good, if not, you made a random bloke happy.

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