Old 08-10-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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I was contacted earlier in regard to a guy requesting to purchase a few images of mine. He said they would be used as framed wall pictures in his companies offices. He said he was looking for prices regarding 20X25 and 20X30..

Any idea of a general price I should mention?

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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I was contacted earlier in regard to a guy requesting to purchase a few images of mine. He said they would be used as framed wall pictures in his companies offices. He said he was looking for prices regarding 20X25 and 20X30..

Any idea of a general price I should mention?

Thanks,
Chase
Chase:

I'd first recommend that you use a "middleman" to deliver the images to your client. I've had good luck with MPix.com, there are other's out there. The point being you are selling your client a print, not providing a digital file for him to make his own (and do whatever else he wants).

You send the file to MPix, order the size print and have it delivered to the client. (or have it sent to you and then you in turn send it to the client).

Now if you want to add in a fee for your artwork, you can certainly do that. I'd say $10.00 would be the minimum, and if the print is large enough, perhaps $25.00 or $35.00. Maybe there's some good will in giving away the image. Your call of course.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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Screw good will in giving an image away. This man contacted you. Find a fair price and settle on that,
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I generally do price to print and ship + 75% on sizes larger than 12"x18"

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I was contacted earlier in regard to a guy requesting to purchase a few images of mine. He said they would be used as framed wall pictures in his companies offices. He said he was looking for prices regarding 20X25 and 20X30..

Any idea of a general price I should mention?

Thanks,
Chase
First figure out what the cost will be to have the images printed by MPIX or Adorama (two with positive comments). Shipping to you and then to the customer. Is the photo easy to get (NS Dash-9 in some yard) or a little more difficult (shortlines, etc.)? If it is something that is easily duplicated I tend to charge a little less since they can say "forget this guy I saw another photo that was similar" but you can get upwards of $75-100 for a one-of-a-kind shot if thats the case.

MPIX prices: 20x24 = $19.99
20x30 = $24.99

Plus $20 shipping total = ~ $40-50 + the actual photo = $100+

I would probably say $100+ depending on how much you want to actually make.
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Come on Joe! A fair price might mean the cost of printing in exchange for some consideration later on. Maybe the client can arrange access for photo ops not normally available.
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Come on Joe! A fair price might mean the cost of printing in exchange for some consideration later on. Maybe the client can arrange access for photo ops not normally available.
I'm sure this company can't offer much photograpically, unless you want a factory tour.

Goodwill is what I did. I dropped off 4 matted and framed photos to the local yard office as goodwill that I haven't been arrested for loitering.


I say give your price and make a some money. Most of my photo inqueries do not buy, so I never plan on a sale untill the money is in the bank.

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Were you able to make a sale?
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Not to hijack a thread, this is what good will got me. Last December, "they" wanted to use one of my images in an ad. I very wrongly and stupidly gave them permission because they were on a dead line and said, "let's talk compensation later." I wish I could go back and bitch slap myself now. The one smart thing I did was to make clear that they could use it one time and only one time.

Eight months later, they used the image again. See mis spelled thread about that elsewhere.)
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:13 AM   #10
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Travis, I never heard of back form the guy after I gave him a quote. Not sure what happened, I tried emailing him again, but alas, no reply.

I did sell an image to Amtrak last week, though.

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