Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography
Thread started 19 Feb 2007 (Monday) 18:10
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Licensing

 
Kilted ­ Madman
Member
Kilted Madman's Avatar
56 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Feb 19, 2007 18:10 |  #1

Hey All,

My wife was contacted recently by a company that wants to possibly license a photo she took of our dog. It's a funny photo and the company wants to use it for a greeting card.

I've never had this happen before and I'm not sure how to go about dealing with the company. Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks!

Danny




LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
Mark_Cohran
Cream of the Crop
Mark_Cohran's Avatar
15,556 posts
Joined Jul 2002
Portland, Oregon
Feb 19, 2007 18:32 |  #2

What are they offering? Are they requesting an exclusive license (if so, that means you can't use the photograph for anything else or sell it to anyone else)? If so, then you ask for more money than if they ask for a non-exclusive.....I think you need to provide more details about what they are offering and what they want in return.

Mark


Mark
-----
Some primes, some zooms, some Ls, some bodies and they all play nice together.
Thirty-five years of shooting and still learning.
My Tumblr Siteexternal link (NSFW)

LOG IN TO REPLY
Kilted ­ Madman
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Kilted Madman's Avatar
56 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Feb 20, 2007 00:31 as a reply to Mark_Cohran's post |  #3

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the reply.

They didn't specify. They only said that they wanted to know about licensing and the full resolution of the image. So I'm assuming the ball is in my court. I justed wanted to get some advice on how to proceed.




LOG IN TO REPLY
Kilted ­ Madman
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Kilted Madman's Avatar
56 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Feb 20, 2007 10:29 as a reply to Kilted Madman's post |  #4

Anybody? Surely there has to be someone out there who's been down this road before.




LOG IN TO REPLY
sspellman
Goldmember
sspellman's Avatar
1,731 posts
Joined Dec 2006
Detroit, Michigan
Feb 20, 2007 11:21 |  #5

Danny-

There are hundreds of varriations for licensing photos - exclusivity, time period, type of use, quantity, and territory being the most important elements. Since they are in the business, have them make you an offer so we can talk specifics.

You can see how these variables affect pricing by using the online license calculator for Getty images, Almay, or similar.

-Scott


ScottSpellmanMedia.com [photography]

LOG IN TO REPLY
vwpilot
Senior Member
vwpilot's Avatar
592 posts
Joined Nov 2004
Maryland
Feb 20, 2007 16:35 |  #6

You need to find out how many cards they expect to print over how long and if this will be the main image on the card or just a small spot image.

For instance, if its the main photo (sounds like it) pricing could range from $360 on the low end for a run of 1000 cards all the way up to $3600 on the high side for a run of up to 5 million cards (according to FotoQuote).

Find out some basic details and then you can narrow down a fair price.


Jim Sykes
SportsShooter portfolioexternal link
SpeedArenaexternal link
Jim Sykes Photographyexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Kilted ­ Madman
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Kilted Madman's Avatar
56 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Feb 21, 2007 15:10 |  #7

Thanks for the feedback guys. I had my wife send the company a reply, asking some specific questions as stated above. As soon as I hear something back I'll post here.

Thanks again!




LOG IN TO REPLY
Kilted ­ Madman
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Kilted Madman's Avatar
56 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Feb 23, 2007 01:24 |  #8

Hey Guys, Got some new info.

Company says the want to license the image "world wide". The plan on an initial run of 5-10,000 cards, with more possible in the future. They say that the image will be one of 2 main images used on the card, they might use the image on other projects they produce in the future and possibly as an e-card. She (my wife) retains copyright and gets photo credit on the back of the card (fine print).

What do ya think?




LOG IN TO REPLY
sspellman
Goldmember
sspellman's Avatar
1,731 posts
Joined Dec 2006
Detroit, Michigan
Feb 23, 2007 08:35 |  #9

KM-

The Almay calculator gives a $430 price for 10,000 run postcard use for 1 year.

-S


ScottSpellmanMedia.com [photography]

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

1,041 views & 0 likes for this thread
Licensing
FORUMS Post Processing, Marketing & Presenting Photos The Business of Photography


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.0015 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.01s
Latest registered member is ranger18
809 guests, 508 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 5175, that happened on Jun 16, 2015