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selling images...what price to expect?
Ive recently had some interest from a company who wants to use one of my photo's for there marketing..

The images are of surf from Hawaii's north shore are wanting to be used for backgrowns in Tracks mag as well as another overseas surf mag as well as being used for other martet tools (stickers etc).

Ive been offered $100 for the photo to use how every long they want and to do what ever they want to do with it..

Since I'm starting out I dont mind so much but still for what they are asking I'm finding it a little hard to believe $100 would be enough but I could be totally wrong..

Could someone please advise if this sounds about right?..

Comments (6)

Accept the 100 bucks. You have to start somewhere. It's a reasonable price, let them do what they like with the picture but you still own copyright. Use it to help you get your next job, but we all have to start somewhere.If you start getting picky at this stage you will not progress.Good luck.Jules.

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Comment #1

...so you can be sure you are offering only the 'use' of the image for a specified period of time, while you retain the copyright. If you give them total free rein to do as they wish, you could be giving them too much..

Perhaps asking or doing a search in the pro forum might help..

Good luck.LucyU ZI owner!Olympus C30-20Zhttp://www.pbase.com/lucyFCAS Member #98, Oly Division'Photography is the art of seeing what others do not.'.

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Comment #2

Ithink often posters on this forum are too sensative about the copyright issue. many here seem to optimistacally think that just because they were lucky enough to sell a piture once that it will continue to sell and make them buchets of money. It rarely happens. It can, but is unlikeley. Especially as the picture here does not seem a repeat job..

By being helpful and not difficult to a new client you may well pave the way for a good working relationship for future work. Don't set out being greedy. Set out being generous. it is a good rule for life too..

We often give images away to clients and it has only worked in our favour. 90% of our work is by recommendation. treat your clients meanly and you won't get referred.Just my thoughts.Jules.

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...so you can be sure you are offering only the 'use' of the imagefor a specified period of time, while you retain the copyright. Ifyou give them total free rein to do as they wish, you could be givingthem too much..

Perhaps asking or doing a search in the pro forum might help..

Good luck.LucyU ZI owner!Olympus C30-20Zhttp://www.pbase.com/lucyFCAS Member #98, Oly Division'Photography is the art of seeing what others do not.'.

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Comment #3

At shutterpoint , where I participate, there are lot of surf images with price range from $25 to $50 for download..

There are also microstock arencies that are killing photo market my selling 1 dowload for $1!!!!!!.

Http://www.stan-pustylnik.smugmug.com..

Comment #4

Thanks all for the help..

The company has actually turned out to be a real pain and are screwing me around alot..

I ended up sending them the picture for $125 to do what ever they want and they have turned around and said it's not what they want and asked for another..

Ive already given a number of companies use on my photo's for free and ive traveled alot so I guess I would like to finally at least make a few dollars..

I guess it's a lot like realestate...supply and demand..its worth what ever someone is prepared to pay. I dont mind how much I sell them for as long as I get to pick who uses them and for what purpose...

Comment #5

Anybody has experience which can be shared for selling on-line. Of course not via micro-stock ? .

Yoel_______________________________Have a look at http://photo4u.awardspace.com..

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