Friday, August 15, 2008
The second was the Berlin Schmap guide. I gave them the allowance to use my picture because I think it's a cool project.
Yesterday I got an inquiry for my little flower pot picture from Sprig.com, "...a green lifestyle website published by the Washington Post company. We are producing a new feature called "greenspy" about eco-friendly moments spotted in everyday life that we can share with our readers." While I think it's a worthy cause, I'm always inclined to ask: "Okay...don't YOU get paid either? Are all the people working for this website volunteers? Do you give your ad space away for free?" Because - let's face it - asking amateur photographers to give away their pictures saves these companies HUGE amounts of money. When I was still working as a keyaccount manager in an advertisement agency, I frequently had to buy photo rights and they don't come cheap. Rightly so, as they are the photographers source of income (which btw is also undermined when you give away your photos). I just makes me mad that they think they can butter me up with flattery to save themselves a couple of dollars.
I'd love to know what you think about this topic and if this has happenend to you (and how you reacted).
Have a great great sunny weekend!!!
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