Old 11-24-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Someone wants to buy several of my photos (non-rail) for their web site. They want high res versions, but only intends to use on the internet. Alright, what's a fair price?
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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How big is the customer? How difficult would the photos be to obtain through the normal stock photo channels? Do they want exclusive rights?
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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The shots would be easy to find elsewhere. (Seasonal shots on the coast.) Not sure the size of the customer, but do know he's in real estate. No talks on exclusive rights. That would be a deal killer on my end unless they really made it worth my while.
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For the native resolution, for non-exclusive, web only use, something between $40 and $60 / photo is reasonably fair. If they all fit a theme, and he wants several, you could offer the first image at $75, second at $60, and $40 each for the remainder. I did something similar for my first sale.
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Joe,

I'm sure you already know this after your recent issues with the newspaper ad, but just in case (and also as an FYI for others): Make sure you and the client agree to terms and sign a contract detailing what uses are or are not permitted before you transfer to them any files. I had a little back-and-forth with a client a year ago over the terms of my basic agreement that, in the end, resulted in both parties being satisfied (me because I got paid a reasonable fee, them because they obtained the ability to use the images for a variety of uses without blowing their budget).

Although not directly tailored towards photography, I've found the Graphic Artists Guild resources quite useful:
http://www.graphicartistsguild.org/r...tract-monitor/
My Mom is a GAG member and gave me a not-too-terribly-old copy of their Pricing and Ethical Guidelines handbook, which has been an invaluable resource.
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My Mom is a GAG member.
I'm sure my mom use to be a GAG member in the 70's.
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I'm sure my mom use to be a GAG member in the 70's.


Shut the thread down. We have a winner. So wrong, but so funny.

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It's ok..... It's my birthday! hahaha
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I'm sure my mom use to be a GAG member in the 70's.
That is SO wrong. Glad I was able to provide today's dose of unintentional humor!
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Heheh....

Classic.

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:04 AM   #11
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Make sure you have everything on paper contract before you send the images to the person.

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