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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:07 pm 
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Anybody knows how much you can charge a marketing agency, if they want to use your photos?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:08 am 
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That really is a 'how long is a piece of string' question I'm afraid!

It depends how unique or special the image is and where or how they want to use it. For example, you might charge more for a photo if it were being used as a billboard campaign across a country than you would for a small picture in a magazine. You'd also charge more if they wanted exclusive use of the image during the period, or forever.

The thing to remember is there's CDs and websites full of free or extremely cheap license-free material which you're up against. If it's a fairly normal photo for use once only in a magazine, I'd say you could charge 50 to 100 Euros.

If it's a very specialised image or one that's unique, then you can charge more. Similarly you can increase the fee if it's for a higher profile campaign, or if they want exclusive use.

Sounds very promising anyway Thomas!

Best of luck!

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I want to make money. Does anyone here think someone out there would be prepared to pay good money for any of my pictures? I've recently had approaches from various people on the internet making offers of image hosting and marketing. More importantly to me I've also had a couple of people's who's opinions I respect tell me some of my stuff is pretty good.

I was thinking of using one of these stock photo websites but I'm a bit lost. This really isn't my field. I'm certainly not into photography for the money or anything like that but I figure if someone's willing to pay me money I'd be a fool to not explore it. I'm asking you guys because you're my friends. I know I can trust all of you.

Suggestions I've had so far include the two links below. I already have my images up on Flickr but would I be right in thinking I should be closing that account if I decide to offer prints? On Flickr all my photos are available to download at quite high resolution. Surely this isn't a good idea if I also am trying to see them?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

http://www.imagekind.com/

http://www.shutterpoint.com/

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Hi Zorro, forgetting about libraries for the moment, if you want to sell to individuals, you've got to get your pics to where they will see them. Most of the people who say 'ooh, I fancy buying that' wouldn't browse websites for photos.

How about befriending a local cafe or bookshop which might put up a few of your prints as a small gallery? I have a mate who does this quite successfully, outputting A3 images on an archive Epson inkjet.

I bet there'd be buyers for your excellent HDR work, as they're familiar subjects, but unusual looking, and that's what generally sells to individuals.

And it gives you the excuse you need to buy an A3 printer!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:45 pm 
I'm still have some things to learn, about making pictures so I do small scale things, I go to local resturants and take pictures of food for them, edit them a little in photoshop then print the pictures at a local office supply depot (staples in the US) and frame it for them $25 USD.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:03 pm 
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I think that's a great idea. Most local businesses would love to have decent photos of their product / premises / staff, so if you can offer them anything better than what they've already got, you could be in business.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:24 pm 
Gordon Laing wrote:
Most local businesses would love to have decent photos of their product / premises / staff, so if you can offer them anything better than what they've already got

That's a terrific idea (about premises and staff all I take is food, then eat it)

I think I'll talk to some managers to see if willing to to it, meanwhile can you give some tips like maybe some cool angles, or what would be good for lighting etc. I'll post some pictures of the food I took in the past later on. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:25 pm 
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Estate agents (Realtors) are also a good idea - it's amazing the terrible photos you see when someone's trying to sell something of value...

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Gordon Laing wrote:
Estate agents (Realtors) are also a good idea - it's amazing the terrible photos you see when someone's trying to sell something of value...

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Yeah but a lot of those pictures are terrible on purpose, lol. Trust me, been there done that.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:48 pm 
I got two valued customers! A local tropical furniture store is looking for a person to desgin a small flyer, and take some decent photos. Also a flower shop right down my street also needs one, Hooray! :D :D :D


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Nice one!


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There's a stupid little cafe here that sells a patrons photographs, framed of course. I believe they are 12 x 18? Anyway, my best buddy went in, saw it, loved it, contacted the person and bought it right off of the wall for 50 bucks. That's my two cents so to speak. Well, his two cents... plus 48.98.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:15 am 
Hello

Thought I would tell you about a grate book I found.
It is called "2008 Photographer's Market: Where and How to sell your photographs" I also would like to go "pro" someday. This book has over 1450 listings of companies looking for stock. It will give you a starting point. I paid $27 USD for it, and I have learned alot from it. (as well as from the grate people here at Camera labs 8) )
I hope this helps you as it did me.


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