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06-09-09, 04:54 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Thanks for the insight into your equipment and more of a 'feeling' for the difference between 'grabbed' and 'composed' shots. Having combined what you have said with a study of your website, I reckon I've learned a lot. Many Thanks!
You say that news/picture agencies are the best bet for releasing photographs to. Do they expect you to write something about the photographs too - to tell a story? And, who sets the fee, do you ask for what you feel the photos/story is worth or do they tell you?
Glad to be of help. If you have a newsworthy shot/s then the story will be self evident or reporters will do the copy for the pix. The fee depends entirely on what the pic is of... It's usually sold for the agency's normal picture fee, which is usually set by the papers/magazines. More unusually, especially with exclusive stuff, the agency will set a fee or negotiate one on your behalf. That's what agency's do... They deal with the sale and distribution so you don't have to worry about it. They also know what a pic is worth and who will pay what for it.
Speak to an agency if you want specific details on payment methods and fees. However, don't start a conversation with that as your opening gambit!
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