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Best way to handle this?....

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by laserman70, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Below is an email i received from a photographer. She is doing some professional racers posters. I designed a graphic for these people of their kids breaking through metal on their quads. They obviously gave her my name, i don't want to upset the people I did the graphics for, but shouldn't the photographer pay me for this?

    I'm in the process of making a racing poster. Would you be able to send me a high res graphic of the "breaking through the metal?" The one you used on the Shadrons trailer in 2009.

    Thank you!
  2. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    Fort Myers
    If the photographer is making money on the job yes. If they just want to use it as an example piece of your work to help upsell work that will actually come your way no.

    You need to ask this photographer for more information on the intended usage.
  3. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    This is no different than you contacting the photographer to use one of her photographs on a project for one of your customers, and she's not going to give it to you. But she will inquire about the intended use and based on that will sell you the rights to use it.

    You should do the same.
  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    Yes, but you'll probably upset them.
    If you want to avoid that in the future make clear your policy on artwork ownership before designing anything.
  5. wetgravy

    wetgravy Guest

    I would charge regardless, any time a file leaves your computer and goes into someone's hands other than your own ... it's a possibility of less work in the future from the same customer. Only time I don't charge is when a customer buys a logo or what not and pays for exclusive rights to the art I created, they get the file anyways with that. If they need it replaced, that is something else entirely.

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