United States(Insert Huge Online Media Company Here) asks for usage of my pictures on their portal, how much?
I just got this request in:
I work with (Insert Huge Online Media Company Here) and we’d love to feature the amazing photos of the theme park in a front page gallery (potentially internationally).
Do you have high res versions of the images available? (We were looking at the collection here: (removed)... Amazing photos!
I interpret this request as a call for free usage, but since its one of the most used portals on this planet (located in the USA), I am not willing to even think of doing promotion for them for free. What would you charge?
Thanks in advance.
I would be pretty blunt and respond with something along the lines of you have an offer for them. Since the image is so strong you would be willing to be featured in an ad for Yahoo and provided it was international you would not charge them for the use of your likeness:)
Seriously, I would simply tell them that in the same way that they charge for their intellectual property you also charge for yours...