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One of my consulting clients recently requested a copy of the following image he saw me playing with over lunch and asked if he could purchase it. As an amateur, I've never been in this position before. It is extensively modified from the original image. I've always enjoyed 19th Century Impressionist work, and had been playing with the image with that in mind. What is a reasonable fee? I told him I would get back to him. If I sell it to him what are my rights with respect to the image. He apparently collects this type of photography. Am I supposed to transfer the original tiff? Honestly, I didn't think much of it myself. It really was just something to occupy myself as I ate my sandwich! I'll probably just give it to him in the interest of good business. What are your thoughts? Any input is welcome!http://farm1.static.flickr.com/132/345601849_ebd8ad9e1c.jpg
I wouldn't give up the digital image for free...the pro's around here should be able to give you sound advice on a fee and legal contracts for a digital image.
a free print however may just be good business as you stated.
good job with the image btw
Thanks for the input, Jason! Original was taken with my RD1 and 28 Ultron. I assume if I just supply a print with no contract that control of the original remains with me. Thanks again.
I just found this thread. I have a client who, like yours, commented that he really liked an image on my web site. So the next time I needed to send his company an invoice, I sent him the invoice and a print of the image. I feel that the long term goodwill gained will be much greater, and it is nice way to thank a good client.
The only thing I would do, is on an invoice, make sure you mention as part of the description, that he is purchasing a copy of the original for personal display only. And that the copyright is not being transferred and remains 100% in your ownership. That no other copies may be made without consulting you. And he/she may not make a copy to rent or sell the image as the original commercially. It is for "Private Viewing" only.
That is the long way to protect your image, so, if you want to ever have a show in a public gallery, or sell the one time use to a magazine, you can, without some else trying to claim it is their image.
Advice I have picked up over time from other photo forums concerning copyright protection.
BTW Beautiful Photo
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