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How Much I Should Ask?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:47 am

[email protected],

A software company asked me to give permission to use my pic on a software package for Microsoft Flight Sim 2004 add-on.

Although he didn't mention any thing about payment/charge in his e-mail, obviously I can't give the pic to him for free because it is for commercial use...

How much I should ask?

Please help. Thanks!

Please excuse my poor English.
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RE: How Much I Should Ask?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:42 am

I just got exactly the same request, for a Lufthansa A320 photo!

Anyone else?

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RE: How Much I Should Ask?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:40 am

EUR 100-150 seems a reasonable price for a picture like this.
Packages don't pay too well unfortunately. You're also talking about an add-on which will not sell as well as an original package, that also has an effect on the price you can ask. Of course you can try with a starting bid of EUR 300....

Look very closely between the lines of this message, and you will see the captain beating up the jumpseater
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RE: How Much I Should Ask?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:14 am

I received a similar request some time ago. It was called the Scandinavian Airports add-on and my photo was "perfect" for the cover.
After asking 100-200 EUR for the photo I never heard from them again.

Today I received this:

"I would very much like to use this photo in our customer newsletter which is distributed to over 1,500 airlines and aviation company's worldwide. If you are in agreement we may use the photo, we of course would send you complimentary copies of the magazine as well as giving you full photo credit for the shot."

I replied I'm not in the habit of giving away my belongings for nothing.

Not very polite, but to me that is begging, and I receive a lot of those emails weekly.
We all should agree to a fixed set of pricing,, ranging from leaflets to front-covers of global magazines. From private individuals to big companies, from web-sites to magazines, and whenever we receive an email asking permission to do something, we just cut and paste the "price-list" which would cover all eventualities. Now who will make such a list?

-Peter Fagerström-

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RE: How Much I Should Ask?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:34 am

Peter, your asking for the list, why don't you make one? Sounds like you want someone to do the work for you....
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RE: How Much I Should Ask?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:16 am

If he's going to upload his MS FS2004 file to someplace like or, then don't charge. But if he's gonna sell it, then charge!

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RE: How Much I Should Ask?

Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:24 am


I'm too lazy to do it myself. Besides, I'm propably not the most sought-after photographer on these sites Big grin


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