Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #6 · Displaying prints in a medical office |
Thank you all for the input. You all have great points, and I pretty much agree with them all.
Justin - I'm an ametuer who would love to sell some prints to make a little money to help offset costs of hte hobby. It would be great if I could turn the hobby into a big profit maker, but I'd be happy starting out with a few sales. And yes, I understand that the guy probably says hte same thing to any photographer he sees with nice images. So I'm not letting it go to my head.
Roman - I agree that he is likely looking for free decorations, and that is his main interest. That is why I was asking about this. I was wondering if there are people who do this sort of thing, but get some sort of payment, almost like rent on the prent or something. I'd rather not give him all the benefit of free art on his wall, and then end up getting nothing in return.
ckcarr - If I do it, I will definitely write up a contract. It hadn't occured to me to specify a time period in the contract, so thanks for that idea. I guess I was thinking more of payment terms if someone buys a print, or if one gets damaged, he pays full price. I agree that this is likely not the best forum to ask in. I considered the pro forum, but then realized that pros liekly don't display prints like this and that it is more of the amatuer crowd who would do this. That's why I figured this might be a place to find some people who have done it.
Cheech - We didn't discuss much in the way of details, but from the short conversation, and then his followup email, I assume he is expecting to pay nothing. As Roman pointed out, I think he is looking for free art. This comes back around to my question about how to work out some sort of payment where maybe he pays me something (as a kind of rent) and get the art on his wall at a low price for a month or two.
Overall, I'm thinking it might be worth a try with a print or two. I have 7 framed prints left from what I put together for the show. They'll just be sitting in a storage room in my house, or I could get a couple out where someone might see them, and maybe buy one or check my website and be interested in something else.