Price this image

Started Sep 19, 2011 | Discussions thread
Robert Hoy Senior Member • Posts: 1,572
Re: Price this image

Ashley Morrison Photography wrote:

ABA DABA wrote:

.. did it cost you anything to get there?

Yes, one's production costs need to be taken into account, when determining what the minimum amount should be.

Whats your time worth (1/80 sec) @ f-8

+ 'X' number of years learning how to produce such an image in such a short space of time.

But then again, it's not your time or your expenses that you are selling here - it's a licence to use this image, which this person now wants to use.

An image which you have created and therefore own, which is protected under the copyright law.

Are you greedy like some or are you interested in making a few euro's.

It's got little to do with greed - it's about getting paid a fair price for the use of something you have created & own, which they now want to use.

Exactly. The resort owner is making profit off his/her resort and an image for marketing helps create that profit. The photo has business value beyond "what extra costs the photographer had in making the photo that was taken when he was already at the location".

So the fee is based on their use , rather than on what it cost you to produce - as the true value is determined by them, not you. - by the American Society of Media Photographers.
or - (the essential guide to rights, ethics and business practice in professional photography) by the Association of Photographers.

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