A&P the business of photography v. someone wants to buy some of my pics

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  1. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I shot a car at the NAIAS, and the designer wants to buy most of the pics. I've never sold a pic before, so what the hell do I charge? I mean, if they want prints I can come up w/ a cost on those, but if they just want digital copies, what should I charge?
     
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    Dude be REALLY careful about this one. Is the car off a major car manufacturer or a specialist/tuner company?

    Secondly is it the actual manager of the Design section of their company which is asking for the images?

    Third and most important - what does he want to do with the images? Is he buying PRINTS off you, or is he buying RIGHTS to use the images commercially? (i.e PR, marketing)

    The former is like 2 or 3 digit figure fees. The latter ranges from 4 to 6 digit fees.
     
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    This car:

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    The guy is the actual designer of the car, and head of the design company commissioned to design the car, so he's pretty much top of the pile.

    I dunno what he wants w/ the pics. I'm waiting for clarification via email.
     
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    how did this all come about? he saw you snapping away and asked for you to send them to him?

    found them online?
     
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    he saw me taking multiple pictures, we struck up a conversation, and he asked me to take a couple with him and another guy (his employee who actually penned the car). I said sure, and we traded business cards, and he later contacted me via email.
     
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    Impossible to answer this question without knowing what he wants to do with them. If it's just a few digital copies it could be as low as $10 per image. If he wants full commercial rights it could be ten times that.
     
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    Good info. :coold:
     
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    that car is so awesomely pointless :bowdown:
     
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    Why not ask what their budget is? I was in a similar position and was asked for a price for two images, without knowing their intentions of the shots it was difficult to name a price as I was confused if $250 was too much or too little. In the end I asked what their budget was and they were looking to pay much much more. You never know man you might be surprised.
     
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    I will ask. As posted above, I need to find out exactly what they want first.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I have quite a few pics of it on my site (here).
     

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