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03/01/2006 06:00:37 AM · #1
Fingers crossed , a sporting magazine has shown interest in my photos and may publish them at some point in their magazine. My dilemma is do I provide the photos for "free" or do they have to purchase them from me ? How do I approach it. At this point I would just love to see one of my photos in the magazine. I want to be professional about the whole thing, so any advice would be appreciated .
I photograph many subjects but racehorses are the main focus. I have just finished my new website if anyone is interested. Here's the link below.
As it is new, I'd appreciate any feedback !

- Lisa

//www.lisagrimmphotography.com

Sorry if this is a repeat thread... I thought I saw something similar awhile back but couldn't find it again. :-)
03/01/2006 07:53:45 AM · #2
I would absolutely charge them money. You can go somewhere like //www.corbis.com or //www.gettyimages.com to see what their standard rates are...this usually depends on the placement and size of the image. (If they want to use it for the cover it's gonna be more expensive than a business card-sized photo on page 73). Price also may depend on the magazine's market. If it's a huge magazine they will probably pay more than something small and regional. You should also be credited for the image. Have they shown enough interest where they should have offered payment by now, or is this all real early in the game?
03/01/2006 07:55:24 AM · #3
You definately want to charge. Don't give stuff away for free.
03/01/2006 08:00:19 AM · #4
Just ask them what their compensation package is and how they credit your work. Like you, it would be cool to have a photo in a magazine. If you get some bucks, bonus.
03/01/2006 08:25:30 AM · #5
Relevant questions for pricing reproduction rights are where and at what size they intend to place your images, what their print run will be, and to confirm that the release is for the specific (ie not Royalty Free), non-exclusive use.

I would ask them these questions and ask what their standard rates would be for your images. You will hopefully sound sufficiently professional that they will tell you their rates.

It is then up to you whether you agree to their terms. You will not scare them off by asking (picture editors are used to dealing with these questions).

If you have to price up the images yourself, there are a couple of stock price calculators on the net (Google it).

Message edited by author 2006-03-01 08:26:11.
03/01/2006 08:40:15 AM · #6
//photographersindex.com/stockprice.htm
03/01/2006 05:59:07 PM · #7
Thankyou to all of the above for your comments and advice :-)

-Lisa
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