Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #1 · Another 'What is an appropriate license fee' thread |
I am not a professional photographer. I do an occasional wedding, etc.... but I do not make my living doing this.
I like to shoot photos at a local botanical garden, and post them online for review, etc. I sometimes post them on the gardens Facebook page as well. My photos are amateurish, but fun for me and they show a small amount of technical ability and thought in compostion.
I was contacted this week by an employee of the architects office that designed their orchid conservatory. She wanted an HDR photo I made of their Orchid Conservatory to use on their website. I was told there was no money available. I explained that I couldn't devalue commercial photography, and I simply wouldn't be able to just allow them to use it for free. The lady understood my position and thanked me for my time.
I got an email this morning from someone else from the same firm asking to license the same image for use on a postcard that would be going out to 1000 members of the American Public Garden Association. They want to showcase this particular project to prospective clients I guess.
I explained that commercial photography is forbidden without permission from the garden administration and I couldn't give her an answer unless I was told it was okay to sell this photo. I also explained that since I had no intention of selling the photo, I made no effort to do a good job anyway, and that better examples must be available somewhere. She asked if I would like to see the postcard mock-up utilizing my photo. So.....
Assuming I can get permission to sell this crummy photo, I don't know what I should charge for it.
Again, they specifically asked for usage for 1000 postcards to go out to a professional association in order to promote this project.
Thanks for your time and consideration on this matter.