United StatesHow much per image for a local paper that wants my politically charged unique portraits?
over the last few weeks I've been covering the Occupy Wallstreet protests in a unique way and one of the local papers is interested in my images. The SF Chronicle has a daily circulation of about 1/4 million. The editor is really excited about the images, said she was looking for someone to do what I had been doing for a while. I have a meeting on monday.
Any thoughts on what I can expect and what I can do to make sure I get a fair price? I know the times are tough for the newspaper newspaper business these days...
The devil is in the details. You can expect what ever you set as the terms as you are the one licensing to them. Do not let them set the rules. Anytime you are dealing with a newspaper you need to make ownership and copyright 100% clear. You should register all the work before you do anything. You want to make sure that you are licensing one time print rights only and not allowing the material to be distributed via the wire services for example. Depending on the size of the image i.e. 1/4 page 1/2 page etx and placement i.e. front page or local a fair price is from $175 to $500 for a one time usage.