What hope is there for the modern professional photographer...

Started May 22, 2011 | Discussions thread
jayrandomer Contributing Member • Posts: 845
Re: What hope is there for the modern professional photographer...

bed bug wrote:

I just receive a request from a journalist today to use several of my images for a web article she was writing. When I said ok based on a licensing fee, she replied that they would not be purchasing any images.

The journal? Scientific America!!!

Thus what hope is there for a professional career in photography these days when well known journals do not wish to pay for images...



It doesn't surprise me that she (or more likely her boss) wasn't willing to pay, especially if it's a web article. It is surprising that she asked, though, especially if the images were displayed as those of a professional. Perhaps she got enthusiastic looking for great images before someone told her that there wasn't money for that sort of thing anymore.

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