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The deadline was really tight, so I had to go back and search through my images to find the high res version that night. I did find it, and it wasn’t a full 300dpi resolution, so wasn’t sure they were going to be able to use it. If they were, I figured it would be small.
This was the first time someone has contacted me about using a photo in a magazine, so I did some online research. In doing so, I found that there are some important questions to ask:
1. How large is the photo being printed?
2. How many copies will be printed?
3. How long will the photo be used?
4. Will it be used anywhere other than print? (ie, for promotion, online, etc)
In this instance, my contact wasn’t sure how large the image would be. (Not sure if he was just saying that because he knew it would be full page and didn’t want the price to go up or what. That was really the thing I cared about the most.)
It can be tough as a designer and photographer to put a price on the things you’ve worked on. This was my first experience with something like this, and I quoted Jezebel only $150. My contact seemed to think that was a “fair” price. If I had known it was going to be used full page, I would have quoted more — but I’m still glad they were able to use it and that I got something for it.
People will come out of the woodwork and want to use your work for free — some with proper credit and some without. I tend to agree with the idea that if you let the first one go for free, they will be less likely to pay for something the next time — so that’s definitely something to keep in mind.
You should ALWAYS demand proper credit, but it’s hard for me to say you should charge for everything in every instance. Sometimes to get exposure you have to let some things go for less than you want. It’s circumstantial – use your best judgement, ask your friends and colleagues their opinion, and draw your own conclusions.
If it’s a well-known magazine or website, they usually have the budget to spend on freelance photographers and purchasing images for the content. They get money from advertisers and make a profit, so it’s only fair that they pay for their content if it’s coming from an outside source.
This Flickr Forum answered some questions for me – link
Original Image. Click for Flickr Page.
I was recently asked to go take some shots for Urban Farmer Magazine (First issue out 3/31) of the Decatur Kitchen Garden groundbreaking event.
Global Growers Network, a nonprofit that helps international refugee farmers find places to till the soil, explains the concept behind the garden in a press release.
Decatur’s Kitchen Garden is designed to foster community, offer education about healthy food traditions and growing practices, and enhance biodiversity through cutting-edge sustainable resource management.
Through a Global Growers market initiative, good produce will generate supplemental income for community producers when it is distributed directly to DeKalb County residents through local markets, restaurant liaisons, community food co-ops and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
“The Garden will host more than an acre of urban market garden space, to be cultivated by culturally diverse community producers from our local refugee communities and nearby neighborhoods,” stated Susan Pavlin, Director of Global Growers Network.
“A range of annual and perennial foods, with an emphasis on specialty cultural crops, will be grown at this community market garden site,” she continued..
It was a beautiful morning before it started raining but even the rain was fitting for this garden groundbreaking.
They have quite a large area next to the lake. The garden will be beautiful.
See some photos below of the event.
Recently at GA PRC, I designed this Bracket of the Brands Facebook game for Dollar General.
Unilever and Dollar General have developed this concept for a Facebook game where user get coupons for picking their favorite brands and answering a few trivia questions about the brand. We had a developer create a basketball shot scene using only jquery and had Google analytics track the stats.
Strategically designed to increase brand exposure, I was the lead designer for developing the interface.
Trivia Question Page
Get Coupon Page
Some of my photos documenting The Living Walls Conference this year have been used on the official Living Walls website. Head on over the LivingWallsConference.com to check them out and see some of the walls I wasn’t able to get.
Click to visit the Living Walls website.
Click here to view the Flickr set from this year.
Click here to view the 2010 Flickr set.
Click to see a map of the wall locations.
Star-Life Clothing recently contacted me about shooting Oglethorpe University architecture photos for them to use for their website and print collateral. They wanted their photography to support the “academic and youthful” feel of their brand. I was happy to explore the campus architecture; it’s almost castle-like, constructed out of big, grey brick. I was able to get shots of both the athletic facilities and the exterior of the buildings in one really hot day. The library was closed that particular day, but we’ll be returning to capture more ‘academic’ images of the interior.
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