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decosnapper

Member Since 19 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 18 2015 12:46 AM
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In Topic: How to charge a "major" sports equip manufacturer?? Not dive related.

16 March 2015 - 01:01 PM

Asking if they have a budget is not unreasonable...if they say "sure...it's in the ball park of $xxxx" then you know they are serious.

If they say "budget?" then perhaps they might be looking for freebies.

Size, or indeed existence of budget needs establishing very early on. You can waste a lot of time figuring out what you charge only to find out they have no money...never intended to have money and were wasting your time.

It's the golden rule of the freelance; find out what the budget is and then plan to take all of it. Additional services, extras, you name it you sell it.

In Topic: How to charge a "major" sports equip manufacturer?? Not dive related.

15 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

Best way forward?

Ask them what their budget is.

In Topic: How to charge a "major" sports equip manufacturer?? Not dive related.

15 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

From getty:

Advertising, worldwide, 500 placements of ONE image of a billboard, sports and leisure for 1 year.

That came to just over £6000

So if your sports company wanted to use an age for worldwide advertising for 1 year that's the kind of price Getty would charge.

Being paid by the hour might seem like a good idea...but IP is best sold on the right to use.

In Topic: How to charge a "major" sports equip manufacturer?? Not dive related.

14 March 2015 - 10:21 AM

Do not sell on time. This may (stress may as US law is not my thing) that the images are shot on "work for hire" basis which means you do not own the rights.

Do not sell on time. Price up a single image for 1 year worldwide advertising rights on Getty. Then perhaps double the number for exclusive use. Then figure out how many images they might want and multiply.

That "might" put you somewhere in the right ballpark to start negotiations.

Then check the legal side. Here in the UK we have the diving at work regulations and an advertising commission would fall under this remit. Check lo local laws. Doing it right should keep you and the client out of court.

That's my quick thoughts. Best of luck.

In Topic: I'm not sure if I should be flattered or annoyed...

07 March 2015 - 11:59 PM

Reminds me of the Obama "Hope" poster. This one settled out of court and the details remain confidential, but its a good example of where a simple "Do you mind?" would have saved a lot of bother.

 

Before you do anything, ask yourself this question:-

 

"What do I want the outcome to be?"

 

And some choices might be:-

 

  1. Do nothing and carry on.
  2. Recognition the work was a derivative from your photo.
  3. Payment.
  4. Destruction of the derived work.

 

I think all are possible.

 

If it were me I would probably start by asking for 2, 3 and 4 with an option of dropping 4 if they turned out to be pleasant to deal with. But only dropping 4 if they were nice people who realised they made a mistake and that it needs correcting....but its your image and up to you.