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Christine Zipps
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/30/2007

Protocol for Collaborating with Painters?

I recently entered five photos into a "Denver" photo contest on Facebook and a local fine painter (student but extremely talented) paid me compliment of wanting to use them as "reference photos" for his upcoming painting project for photography class after viewing my five images there.

Here's his last comment in our exchange --

David September 11 at 11:59am
I commented on 3 I wanted to paint and also
I want to paint, Mirror Mirror , Urban commerce I, construction, denver oil skyline, party lineup and commerce city. And I just LOVE your nature pictures, you are so talented with your camera! great effects too

As far as legalities, I believe I need to complete a Photographers Release form for each (or group?) except for the one(s) that would require Artist Release from the subject's creator (sculpture) - I didn't get because I just use for competitions, not for sale...

I don't plan to charge this man as I don't believe he has budget for it (student) but I would like to ask that he give me credit for original image as photographer on back of the paintings - to help with name recognition.

However, am wondering if this might come up again from perhaps more accomplished fine painters, if I should charge for the use or is this sort of thing typically individually negotiated - guess I'm wondering what a typical fee might be for this sort of arrangement.

Would appreciate any advice.



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9/11/2009 11:25:39 AM

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