Just Say No To Photo Credit!

Jeff Sinon Photography

Your photos have value, STOP GIVING THEM AWAY!

early morning light on Dover, NH city hall.

Recently I was contacted by a design company working for the Chamber Of Commerce for -insert name of city here-,  putting together a “digest style brochure for tourists and people relocating to -insert name of city here, again-.

Would you be willing to “donate a few of your  –same city– themed images?”

Followed by the infamous, “Of course we will provide photo credit.”

Care to guess how many gear, software, computer system upgrades, not to mention travel expenses I can pay for with “photo credit?”

I’ll give you a hint: The number I’m looking for could be mistaken for an upper case letter “O”

I politely declined, stating that every one of the images created showcasing this town are commissioned photographs, and that it would be extremely unfair to give them away when a client has paid good…

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  1. June 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the reblog!

    • June 2, 2013 at 10:48 am

      You are welcome…anything to help the cause!

  2. June 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Man! Does this ever hit home (grumble grumble) Thanks for reblogging it.

  3. June 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Good information here.

    • June 6, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Yes there sure is. Jeff’s a good guy and I trust his insight/opinion.

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