I'm doing a bodybuilding show this weekend, and I pay money to the event to be the official photographer, in return, I get access to competitors to buy pictures from me. This is something I've done before, and I like it.
However, I was told to talk to a national fitness magazine and the editor wants pictures for the website within 24-48 hrs (another topic there, forcing me to shoot JPG) , then eventually pics for the magazine next month on a disc.
He told me to send over full res (10MP for me) files of the top pics and he uploads and the online software auto resizes. This seemed like a huge waste to me of bandwidth (especially when dealing with hundreds of files) but he seemed insistent it should be full res.
Something I didn't ask yet is about watermarking. I know another photographer that did this event put all the pics he took up on his website, even of those who didn't buy pics, but he watermarked the crap out of them. As photogs, we know that a websize (say 800x600) isn't going to look great printed, but the average person doesn't. I've heard stories and come across people who are too cheap to pay for pictures (I give on a disc), who steal them online and use them at least for facebook profiles, or even print them and think the quality is fine. Not really fair to those who DO pay, or myself since this is like my business.
Should I mention watermarks? If so, should I be insistent on this and not budge? On one hand it's good exposure for the show and the organizers are happy too, but on the other it's not fair to paying competitors or me.