letter of permision

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by atutka1, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. atutka1

    atutka1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ireland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hi I would like to ask, how write letter for permission to photograph bands,gigs or venues. I wrote something like this, could you tell me is that correct? thank you


    adress line1
    adress line2

    Midas Productions
    Baggot St
    Dublin 1

    10/12/10


    Dear

    I am a freelance photographer working independently to promote artists and venues and would like to photograph acts in your premises. These photographs would be used for promotional purposes on an entertainment website. There would be no charge to you for this promotion. If you are willing to facilitate this, please let me know.

    Yours faithfully





    _________________________________


     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012
  2. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    41,401
    Likes Received:
    5,696
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I doubt you would get a response.

    The letter doesn't do a very good job of promoting the freelance photographer. If you can't effectively promote yourself, how good could you be at promoting the venue and bands.
    Figure too that things like model releases from the band members, a property release from the venue, and some sort of contract may also need to be involved.

    I don't think a letter would be nearly as effective as arranging an in person visit and presentation of the freelance photographers work (portfolio), and prior promotions on the entertainment web site.

    Even better is being able to show that the free promotions actually resulted in increased attendance at a venue that was promoted on the entertainment web site.
     
  3. CMfromIL

    CMfromIL No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Illinois
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well there's your problem. Stop trying to take pictures of Venus. The moon is much closer, and doesn't require those pesky releases. Hell, even Mars gives it up for free.
     
  4. atutka1

    atutka1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ireland
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    hi i understand you. If I would like to taking pics the band or venues just for myself, what should I do? It's a lot of places where i need to have permision. Do you know how to write general letter of permision on that kind of stuff?
     
  5. Tony S

    Tony S Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,094
    Likes Received:
    598
    Location:
    Eatonville, Washington
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Umm, you not only need permission from the venue operator, but also from the different performers there. Personally if someone sent me a letter like that or similar it would go in the trash before I finished it. Make personal contact for something like this and have your **** together before talking with them. Better sit and figure if it was you what questions you would want answered and have the answers ready for them.......... and be ready for a solid "no freeking way" as an answer.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012
  6. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    45,748
    Likes Received:
    14,778
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    and, in the event that you eventually do get permission, make sure that you have, in-hand a release letter REVIEWED BY YOUR SOLICITOR!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

do letter of permision has adress