What the heck do I charge for this?

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  1. Sweetsomedays

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    Someone wants to buy one of the photo's I took of the knight to use on his website. He makes the Caparison/horse covers for this particular knight and it would be used specificly to demonstrate the product to potential buyers on his website.

    What does one charge for something like this? I would include the copywrite with it, I have a villion photos of this particular knight so one image wont make a difference to me.
     
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    I wouldn't know what to charge, but something that may keep you from headaches in the future is to get a model release from this 'knight' if you don't already have one. This will keep everything legal as the image will be used for commercial advertisement.
     
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    I need that even if it was taken at a public event, correct?
     
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    P.s. Is it still legal if he signs it and e-mails it or faxes back to me? He's in Australia and I am in the US.
     
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    Unless you can't tell who he is by looking at the photo. But even then, it would be good to have one just in case.

    As for signing and faxing/emailing, I would *think* that would be okay..other legal documents can be done this way in lots of cases. But I'm no lawyer.. ;)
     
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    K, you can only tell who he is by his crest and armor. He has a helmet on so you can't see his face but I think the whole knight outfit and personilzed crest is a dead give away ;)

    Ok, here is what I am thinking for anyone who reads this.
    Once I have recieved a model release form of course.
    $30 USD
    -Copywrite release
    -High res cd/dvd/ or in this case perhaps e-mailed if the customer wishes.

    Does that sound good? I have not sold any of my images yet, not even tried.
     
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    $30??? I'd think you could probably do better than that. How much money does this person stand to make off the photo?

    Greg
     
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    Seeing as there are none of these particular items listed on the website yet I have no clue... I'm assuming each one costs over $300. It's allot of materiel.
     
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    I think for sure you should get a model-release first (even that you cannot identify him by his face, the event and outfit/colors he wears are identifiable). Once you have that you can sell the image, and since it's for advertising purposes I'd really charge a minimum of $150, preferably $250 for a high-res file. In your copyright agreement you should definitely state that the photo can only be used for web-publishing (not to be sold) and maybe you can include an allowance of 5000 prints for promotional purposes only.
     

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