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Old 09-14-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Please walk me through this sale!

A VERY prominent model railroad company has inquired to me about using one of my photos (a once in a lifetime shot) in their ad for an upcoming locomotive.
I need advice on how to proceed. Now, using the photographers pricing model, I would estimate it to be worth between $550 and $1,200 for non exclusive rights. I wont give up the rights to this photo, as again its once in a lifetime. Now to me the rights would let them use it in anything involving that particular engine.
How am I doing so far?

EDIT: I should also note the ad is going to be in MR, RMC among some others, so the circulation is going to be upwards of 1,000,000 I would think.
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG

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