Photographers Who Expect To Be Paid With Exposure Will Often Over-Expose Your Photos

, , , | Right | December 17, 2018

(A past client reaches out to me stating that the florist who made her bouquets for her wedding wants to use my photos of the flowers for her own self-promotion. I think this is GREAT! I love supporting other businesses where I can. I email the florist asking for specifications on how they will use the photos.)

Me: “Hi! Thank you for considering my photos for your catalogue! I just need to ask a few questions, so I can create the licensing agreement and price.”

Florist: “I was under the assumption that [Mutual Client] would do this for me as a favour. I’m not paying for any photos. If you won’t do this for free, the answer is no.”

(I feel as if I dodged a bullet on this one. I can understand pricing to be daunting for some businesses looking for pieces to advertise with, but any photographer’s photos cost money. Advice to all photographers: never let anyone make money off of your work for free!)

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