A&P I just sold / got paid for my first picture to Gatech's Alumni magazine

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    And it wasn't even very good heh. There was a Women's Awareness Month "take back the night" seminar / speaking at the fountain here at Tech. I took the assignment to shoot it for our school newspaper. The alumni association here puts out a quarterly magazine and they contacted me about using a particular photo for a full two page spread. They just sent me an email, "Can you send us the picture, and how much will it cost us?".

    Not really knowing what to charge, and also knowing the picture that they requested was pretty shitty, (blurry, noisy and underexposed (shooting outside at night with no tripod because there was no room to use a tripod... flash was also mostly unacceptable because people are up there talking about rape and shit :ugh: . I don't want to blind people with a super bright flash while they're talking about that shit) I asked the school paper photo editor how much I should charge. He said he'd been paid $50 for a full page, so I went with the same.

    I made up an invoice from a word .doc template and they emailed me back saying they had a check in the mail. I might could have gotten more than $50 (maybe $100 since they were talking about 2 pages), but I didn't want to push it. The first time anybody sells their first picture they're going to underprice it.

    Now, I know what you're all waiting for... the picture. The top one is the one they actually requested. I told them I had a better one (the 2nd one), however the people in the left on the 2nd one are just some kids from a local highschool who were there to sing... they're not really important. I did use a flash on the 2nd one.

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  2. joy division

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    Women... :rofl:


    Should've gone for at least $150 a page :hs:
     
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    so they didnt get the photo and ask why its all blurry?
     
  4. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    Who's a woman?

    This isn't a very widely distributed magazine. I think I MIGHT could have gotten $100, but considering I knew the picture was shitty I didn't want to push it.
     
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    joy division New Member

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    I was just saying women in general.

    What a joke!




    Anyways I figure g tech has deep pockets, $300 for a 2 page spread is nothing imo.
     
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    ya but $300 for those pictures is.... :ugh::ugh:


    (no offense at all to OP, i took pictures for the vagina monologues the other week and mine were about as shitty).
     
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    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    Rape ftw!
     
  8. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    Your pictures aren't working btw.
     
  9. revert

    revert *insert witty comment here*

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    Pictures are working fine. I actually like the 1st picture more.
     
  10. Kinks

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    1st pic is heaps better
     
  11. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    monopod FTW
     
  12. poondaddy007

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    ahhh memories of the shaft ...

    like the first one better.
     

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