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Darlene Christensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2003
 

Selling Photos for Web Site Use


Another question! I've been asked to provide a few of my images for a website. The images are of our town and the person is a local Real Estate agent. What should I charge for the use of the pics? I can find info on editorial and commercial use but not web site use. I have no idea even where to start! Thanks, Darlene


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1/19/2005 4:06:04 PM

 
Darlene Christensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2003
  Is there ANYONE who could even point me in the right direction?! I just have no clue where to even find basic info about pricing for web shots! Thanks so much! Dar


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1/20/2005 3:34:40 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I can't really tell you what you should charge, but I will try to point you in the right direction. One thing you need to take into consideration is the fact that, as I understand it, you were not hired to take these photos. They are photos you already have, so you are not concerned about the time and money you have invested in taking these shots. You might want to charge a fairly small fee just to get your work out there. Then, if they ask you to take more photos, charge for you time and materials - and don't short yourself of the value of your time.


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1/21/2005 6:40:03 AM

 
Darlene Christensen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2003
  Thanks Kerry..your answer helps!! I appreciate your time! Darlene


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1/21/2005 12:28:13 PM

 

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  Darlene,
Check out photographersindex.com. They have a pricing guide. Also, if you are interested in selling pictures and plan to do that regularly, you should have Jim Pickerall's book on "Selling Stock Photography." It covers the industry widely, tells how it all works, and provides a pricing guide as well. I highly recommend this to my stock photography students. Check out also stockphoto.net for more resources. I own a stock photo agency and when the Web was born, we were getting $250 for each photo on a Web site, but now it is all royalty-free downloads at Web resolution for $29.95. My brother is a realtor, and knowing him, you won't get much money! Seriously, when clients threaten to go to the Web because they don't like your price, let them. When a human has to get involved, the price goes up. And, hopefully, your images they want are rare and cannot be found on the Web or from any other photographer. Not knowing totally the situation you are in, if it was me, I would quote $50 for each photo for a 2-year usage on the Web only. If he balks at the 2 years, then say $75 for unlimited use. If the images are totally one-of-a-kind, double the price. It's all about having several negotiating tactics. Good Luck!


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1/22/2005 7:05:07 PM

 
Greg McCroskery
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/27/2003
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  Darlene,
I think Charlie's answer is right on the money! I recently had a similar issue come up. I quoted the web designer a price of $75 per image for a one website use. These images were low resolution (72 dpi) for web use only. My client jumped on it and was very happy with the results. A real estate agent probably doesn't understand stock pricing, but you could tell him that your standard rate is $75 per image, but you are willing to offer him a special price of $50 per image if he will refer others in town to your work. Remember to stipulate that this fee is for one website use.

God Bless,
Greg


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1/25/2005 8:19:03 PM

 
Alex Ponomariov
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/13/2003
  I am russian image resseler , I hase my private photo stock agency www.photopiter.ru. We sell 1 image for web using over 10$ per 1 year.

If web designers use yours photos and wont to pay you some money get them :). If not you need in good law help. In best situation with the law assistanse you will get much more money... 2000 $.

But you spent many times in .... way to truff....

For the future put on ich image (C) By *** name *** 2005 It`s mean that it is not free image...

Good luck dear :)

P/s If sombody wont to sell images in Russia please notify me photo@main.ru


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1/26/2005 7:58:43 AM

 
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