I'm not 70 years too late. I know whats going on. You missed my point.
If photographers stopped this BS practice and treated their business as a business this would stop. The magazines do this because they can. If all the big names said,,,screw you,,pay me. This would stop. As long as everyone feels its acceptable to give it away for free....the trend will continue and our photography continues to be viewed as "anyone can do it so why pay for it mentality".
Time is money. I dont work for free. Period. This is no different than having a magazine like the Knot tell brides how to demand lower prices from photographers that everyone is all excited about. its the same mentaility. The skill set is viewed as marginal at best because people are giving it away for free.
Stand your ground and don't buy into the mentality. Why let a corporate magazine continue to take advantage of photographers by increasing their bottom line and the expense of a photographers bottom line.
Its such a common practice that the mentality of getting the name out there has backfired on the ones that are doing it. Do you honestly think that some bride is going to remember your 2 sentence of fame line in a story ? They wont let you watermark the images or put you logo on them. Its simply backfiring on those that think its getting their name out there. Everyone has become a dime a dozen. Why ? because everyone buys into it. So, Unless this featured article is about the photographer, the magazine should pay for the files is my opinion.