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Old 01-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #20
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Back to the OP:

I'll agree that his offer brings up alot of questions, but if he is offering to pay you up front, why not see how much he will go for? Like has already been mentioned, the reality is that most people aren't going to shell out money for a print of train. If this guy would pay something like $500 or $1,000 up front to make prints of your shots with your name on it, why not let him waste his money?

The only big back fire I can think of is he is intentionally playing dumb and really wants to turn around and sell your pic to an interested company at a huge profit or something like that. That kind of scenario seems pretty outlandish, but even that could be pretty easily protected against by coming to agreement about who he can sell to (ie, only to individuals at train shows).

Plus, the reality is that if he wants to steal your work, he probably already has (like we've seen time and time again) or will sooner or later, and there is very little you can do to stop him unless you get lucky and see it somewhere.
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