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Need some advice
John Zsiray, Student/Intern, Photographer
Logan | Ut | USA | Posted: 7:31 PM on 03.23.04
->> Today I was contacted by our university's media production department. These guys are in charge of a lot of stuff. The biggest thing they are in charge of is the video display units that are in our basketball arena. They run all the video and graphics for that. They called me to find out the possibility of getting photos from me for a project they are working on. Well usually we get them copies so they can use them on the web and for the video board. I got to talking with the guy and he said they are making a DVD of highlights from this years season. They got permission from the Athletic Department to use all the footage and produce this DVD. They want to include a photo gallery on the DVD. I asked if this was something that would be sold or if it was being given away. The guy told me it was going to be sold for about $15. He told me to round up some stuff and he would come look at the stuff.
Now I ask, how much do I charge them for these photos. Can I sell them? Do I need permission from the Athletic Department as well. Just looking for some help if anyone can offer any.
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Nick Doan, Photographer, Student/Intern
Scottsdale | AZ | USA | Posted: 10:19 AM on 03.24.04
->> John,

I don't know if anybody answered your questions...but I have a few questions for you. The images that you shot, are they owned by you, the school, the paper or the Athletic Department?

Have you spoken to anybody in the Athletic Department about the video guys adding your images to their DVD?

Is this a for profit venture? Do the producers have a budget or can they actually bring any money to the table?

I believe that if the Athletic Department has okayed the project, than it can go forward, and they would most likely also okay your images for use in this. If you own the copyright to the photos, and there is a budget for art, then I believe you should get paid. As for the actual amount to charge, hopefully someone with greater experience will be able to direct you, but I'd go check out and FotoQuote.
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