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2nd of April 2007 (Mon), 09:08
I'm afraid this is going to be a 'How long is a piece of string' type question but I'm after some pricing advice for one of my photographs.
I have been contacted by a UK publisher of educational books that wishes to use one of my photographs in an upcoming book.
I'm eager to find a price that is agreeable as the publication of the image means more to me at this stage than direct income. I've just confirmed that the print run will be limited to 2,500 and UK only.
I'm basically after some advise on how I might go about working out a price that is fair to both myself and the publisher and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts. I have no idea what might be deamed reasonable for this, or what other photographers would charge.
Also I feel I should draw up a usage contract for the image and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction of the things to include should this go ahead. I intend to limit them purely to the use of the image for the book specified with no other rights.
2nd of April 2007 (Mon), 10:51
Association of Photographers - UK + more...
Select AOP latest and then AOP useage guidlines
Starting up in business (UK)
London Freelance Guide:
ASMP Pricing Strategies (American Society of Media Photographers_
New! See "Day rate against space" in NUJ Freelance Fees Guide. This is oriented toward UK photographers, but the info should be of general interest to everyone.
NPPA: Cost of Doing Business Calculator
I should draw up a usage contract OutreachEP FAQ: "Photographers Mentoring Photographers"
* What is editorial photography?
* How do I get started in professional photography?
* How do I get started as an assistant?
* Should I limit my assisting endeavors to photographers just in the field I plan to be in, or is it beneficial to work with a variety of shooters?
* What should I put in an editorial portfolio?
* For self-promotion, does it help to concentrate on a few clients, or should I send as many pieces as possible out? Does this vary from market to market?
* What's the difference between being on staff and being a freelancer?
* Somebody wants to publish one of my images, now what do I do?
* What is the "paper trail?
* Where do I get the forms?
* What is work for hire (WFH) and why should I care?
* What is copyright?
* Why do I need to register the copyright to my images?
* What is "licensing" an image and why should I care?
* What is royalty free (RF)?
* What are "third party" distribution rights and why should I care?
* How do I ask for or make changes in the terms of a contract?
* What is a "day rate"?
* What is "space rate"?
* What is CDB?
* How do I know how much to charge for a usage or an assignment without "low-balling" other candidates?
* Is it appropriate to call other photographers to find out what they would bid or are bidding for a job?
* What about half-day rates?
* What's wrong with being the cheapest photographer?
* Isn't some work, at any price, better than no work at all?
* What's wrong with shooting on spec?
* How can I help justify my higher rates to a potential client who's shopping around?
* How can I convince clients that licensing an image, rather than buying it outright, is in their best interest?
* What are some negotiating tips?
* What do I tell magazines who want to perpetually re-use images from an assignment that they originally paid for?
* What is a "buyout"?
* What are some strategies for building a viable long-term business?
* How do I find an attorney?
OutreachEP Forms: Seems like they have forms for almost everything, but now you have to be a member.
Must be a member now @ US$50 per year. Students/Assistants: $25 per year.
3rd of April 2007 (Tue), 02:08
Thanks very much. Those are great links and have helped a lot. I've made a quote for the usage and will see how they react. :)
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