I am torn, as usual.
I have the local chamber of commerce contacting me about using my photos in a print brochure they put out for residents new to the area. Great news, of course. However, she asked if "I would charge for the photo usage, or would photo credit be acceptable".
Now my head is spinning. I want to get back to her as soon as possible. I do not want to throw away an income possibility, while at the same time if I put a $$ on the photos, the exposure might be gone either way.
How do you handle a situation like this? I would prefer not to say, "well, it's this much to use my photos in print....oh you have no budget?....well, then OK, here are the images to use free but with credit".
Make sense? Can I ask her if she has a budget FIRST? I have sold images that are local to our area to businesses to use as backgrounds on websites. Maybe I could lead with that?
Thank you for any and all feedback regarding what direction to go.