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Did you ever sold photos and how much ?

Discussion in 'Printing' started by izTheViz, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Yannis Marigo
    Guys,

    I've been asked thru FlickR if I would agree to sell 3 of my photos for private prints.
    Well, I could, but as it is the first time I don't know how much to ask and if I should take care of anything else (copyrights, watermarks,...)

    Thanks for your help

    Yannis
     
  2. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    First of all congratulations, making money from a hobby is an amazing feeling

    I've sold a couple of pics personally and through agencies like getty images. It would be really hard to give you a price that you can quote but i can tell you what i sold it at

    My personal sale netted me about 100 USD
    each getty sale nets me in the range of 15 to 60 USD, but this is the 20% royalty that i get, so they are selling it at a much higher price

    What is the price that they are offering? That might give you an idea of where to start the negotiation

    In my opinion they'll ask for an unwatermarked fullres image



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  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    The difference only is that they ask for a private print, not for a license for commercial use, so you can't charge nearly as much as some of the big agencies. On the other hand, 500px charges about a hundred bucks above the printing costs, so it's hard to tell. Hopefully somebody who sold prints privately can help you here.
     
  4. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Yes, it would be supposedly for private prints. I mean, you never knows what can happen to your photo once sold...
    I'd go for something between 50 and 100$ each with no confidence.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    All I can say is congrats!!! Personally, I'm a big fan of your photography :thumbup:
     
  6. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Thanks Nick. I indeed noticed and I appreciate that. :eek:
     
  7. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

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    Even i'd love to see your pics, especially the ones that sold. Would you link your flickr profile here?

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  8. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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  9. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Chris
  10. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    Wow you sure do have some spectacular shot there !
     
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  11. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    William
    I'm surprised with the quality shots you have you aren't a professional already! :bravo-009:
     
  12. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    +1
     
  13. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Thanks a lot. I am far from
    being a pro. Still a lot to learn...but I appreciate your comments guys !


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  14. dragion

    dragion TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    William
    No, thank you for sharing :D