Upload & Sell: On
I got a request a couple years ago from the father of a third string/back-up QB at a local Division 1 football program (the one with the Golden Dome) telling me he noticed I had taken photo's of his son's only starting game in his 4 years at the school, vs USC. He told me an Applebee's in this kid's home town was going to do a tribute to him in a corner of the restaurant and he wanted some photo's of his boy playing QB in college to go along with those he had of him in high school and earlier. I told him I'd be willing to license 5 images to him for single use, but that I needed permission (in writing) from the school, a release from him personally (his son was still legally a minor) and that I would expect compensation (I named my price, and it wasn't dirt cheap), as well as a small engraved plaque with my name and phone number on it as credited photographer placed at the bottom of the main image. The dad contacted the school and received appropriate permission (and provided it to me, naming me, in writing), signed a release for his boy, wrote me the check, I provided the images, and sure enough, when I stopped by this particular Applebee's during a business trip last year, there were my images along with a1x2 engraved badge with my name and phone number. I haven't received any leads from this, but all in all, I was satisfied with the transaction, and to echo STRONGLY what has been said above, why SHOULDN'T you be paid for your work?