Licensing Usually Requires Research for Your Project
ALL projects require research. I don’t just hop onto the phone or engage in any conversations UNLESS you fulfill the spec, deadline, budget and contract requirements below.
After YOU provide needed info upfront, we’re good to go.
The licensing for usage in ONE project DOES NOT include marketing, online, packaging, editorial. ONLY ONE format! That means ONE fee for hardcover, another for paperback, another for marketing, etc.
Treat me like you would Getty Images and other agencies. I work as hard as they, all by myself.
READ this and send all the info upfront!
BUT IF you send me a VAGUE email to USE or LICENSE my photos, YOU MUST PAY UPFRONT $100/hour via PayPal to move forward.
This is a retainer put towards future emails, research, scanning, providing jpgs, any assistance.
This is IN ADDITION to Licensing Fees, which is dependent upon YOUR budget and my baseline. NO EXCEPTIONS.
YOU DO NOT decide what to pay me or usage AFTER I’ve spent time discussing your needs, proving jpgs or photos and then the Contract demands far more than I agreed upon.
If contact me and we discuss a book, for example, that is what the license covers. NOTHING MORE. No surprise contracts or agreements AFTER I fulfill your needs.
IF we negotiate for a book, that’s ALL. Website, film, promo, future media, must be included in initial emails and discussions!!
Books cannot re-use my photos to be printed in another country or format without re-licensing my fees, for example.
Provide the contract UPFRONT. No more surprises. I don’t price to include after-the-fact contract negotiations when the fine print give the licensee rights I, the licensor, never agreed to, when contacted nor during the whole process of providing photos.
Having to negotiate the contract is ANOTHER time consuming mess! I will not work for free anymore. Go talk to Getty. See how they respond …
INCLUDE THIS INFO IN INITIAL EMAIL
- Specific info about subject matter. Any names, events, people, performers. The MORE details, the better I can provide exactly what YOU need.
- Specs (all: dpi, height AND width in pixels, inches or cm).
- Budget: payment process (contact info about invoicing, PayPal, wire transfer, etc) and TIME FRAME. How long before I get paid? YOU get what YOU want. HOW long before I get what I need: Payment.
- Provide Contract UPFRONT.
Write me with DETAILS. I’ll respond if my scans are a good fit for your specs.