LoudImages has a opinionated view on photography:
In the recent past, re-publication of photos was a costly affair; they had to be administered, monitored and billed. Almost every publisher is dragged in court (or al least threatened with it) because a photo has slipped through.
In this day and age of digital photography it should be done differently. Photographers see their sales plummet dramatically as consumers often have better equipment and work for free. Al they want is their name in the paper, a magazine or on TV and it does not bother them a bit if their photos are reused. Having an expensive camera doesn’t mean that the owner is a good photographer… Therefore photography has become a volatile product.
As a photographer you have to be flexible. I like to compare my work with a carpenter;
When you order a closet at your local carpenter’s to display the products you sell, the carpenter builds the closet to your specs, perhaps puts his name tag on it, installs it at your office and then sends you the bill when he’s done. Finished.
When you decide to re-use the closet to store office supplies, or even take it home to store the toys of your kids, you don’t have to inform the carpenter of the change in usage. It never crosses the carpenter’s min to bill you again for the changed use of the closet; you are free to do with the closet whatever you want.
This is exaclty how LoudImages preferably works!
Together with the client the work will be assessed and this results in a quotation with a fixed(!) price. You’ll receive all technical successful photo’s including basic postprocessing.
Of course a more comprehensive postproces is also possible for an additional (fixed) fee.
The best part is: Almost all rights that can be transferred to you. Even attribution can be bought off!
There are three limitations:
- I can use the photos to promote my work.
- You cannot re-sell the photo’s or let other people/companies/etc. use them without consulting with me prior.
- You are not allowed to claim or imply you took the photos or own the copyright.