Upload & Sell: On
So I contacted them. A girl answered the phone. I got the sense she's an intern.
Her: She asked for a photo of mine that they want to use.
Me: I inquired what kind of shot they are looking for and what they were going to be used for, as I have a few 1000 to choose from.
Her: She described to me what they wanted then asked if I could send them a high-res shot.
Me: I asked her what their normal going rates are for shots.
Her: She paused for a second and mentioned that her photo editor would know more about that, but before going into detail, she cut herself off and said that they normally buy their photos from getty and when dealing with local city and downtown organizations, they always just send us the photo for free.
Me: I kindly reminded her that I'm not a public organization and instead a small business person.
Her: She said that it would be uncharted territory for them to have to buy the photo.
Me: I verified with her that she said her photo editor would have more information.
Her: She said yes.
Me: I said, great, just have him send me all the details in an email and I'll be glad to respond quickly and work with you to get you the photo you need.
Me: She took my email address, said thanks and hung up.
Can't win them all.