Monday, June 25, 2007

I Need Your Help; and Indian River Lagoon Photos



These were taken from Ballard Park in Melbourne, Florida. They're both looking out from the park into the Indian River Lagoon. I've always wanted to ride on a sailboat, but as of yet, have never done so. I'll get out there one day.

I need to ask you folks a question. I've been approached by email about some of my photographs of the Indian River Lagoon. From what I can tell, they're resposible for advertising locally for a company that does business on the Lagoon. It's not a detailed query, just asking if I was interested in selling some of my photos they've seen, and asking my price.

I've never sold a photo. I've never tried to sell a photo.

Here's my question. If you were approached like this, how much would you "charge" for the use of a photo or set of photos. I have ABSOLUTELY no idea what folks like me should charge for this. I will assume they will use the photo or two that they've seen and liked, so I probably won't be going out specifically on a shoot for them. They simply want to use some of the photos that I've put on the internet that seems to fit what they want for advertising. What should I charge? What would you charge? What have you charged?

If you have a response for me, please email me at mastersja@cfl.rr.com. I would appreciate your help in determining a reasonable rate for the use of my photos, I'm guessing on a brochure or internet web site advertising these folks operations.

Again, please email me if you can help at: mastersja@cfl.rr.com

Thank you all in advance.

10 comments:

Moi said...

i wish i knew enough to help u ...i'm so newly into this!!! but i'm sure someone would be able to help.

and i too have always to sail on a sailboat.....would love to do that with my husband someday ....right now, finishing my thesis is top priority :(

Moi said...

*wanted to sail

Lori said...

Those are great photos of the lagoon and that's a really nice compliment that someone wants to use them in their publication. I'm afraid I have no clue about what people charge for this sort of thing. I hope some others are able to help you out!

CG said...

I have no idea what you should charge but I'm really pleased your potos are going to be used!

Carmi said...

Hey John. Watch your e-mail...I've got some thoughts...

Anna said...

One thing....

Don't undervalue your work....it is what you do and you are good at it...

:)

Mike said...

Check your email John. Hopefully some helpful comments.

I agree with the others avoid the temptation to undervalue your work just to get something sold.

Great shots...they are worth a decent price.

Qtpies7 said...

I wish I had a clue, but I think that the size of the company would effect the amount they could pay. You wouldn't want to scare them off if they are small.
I agree, your pics are excellent! But I think most people start low on the selling scale.
I hope you got some great advice!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wish I knew....

annulla said...

I have no advice, but send you congratulations on the recognition.