Charging for images?

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  1. Cinka

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    Hi there everyone. I recently did an event at a local theater. The theater called me yesterday and wanted to know how much I would charge for image usage in their brochures and advertisements. I've never sold images before, so I'm wondering what everyone else is charging, just to get an idea of what I should sell mine for. I figure I can do a one time use or a lifetime use. Any thoughts? Totally lost here. Also, do I need a contract?

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    Try do understand that you sell an object. And Yes, they need a contract more then you do. They need a contract most then you do because if they dont sign one with you, you can accuse them of using your picture without your approval. They have to do it by the law with a contract/receipt, etc, so they can put it in accountance as expanses.

    Abouth the cash... i have no idea.
     
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    Yes, you need a contract. You need to explicitly state exactly what they can and cannot do with your photos and where and when they can use it and what the distribution can be, including media (print, web, etc.)
     
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    You should license your images, not sell them.

    Best to find out how many brochures they want to print, what advertisements they want to do, and what images they want.

    Chances are, they're probably looking to spend like $50 on the whole thing. Businesses are like that and if it's a small business that's never dealt with photographers before, they're liable think you're crazy if you ask for $500 for one image.

    Plus it depends on your local market.

    Everything is subjective.
     

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