Re: OT-In a pricing quandry. Hourly rate would be too high.
- Getting the right contract is not sooo complicated.
Most important is to define what may where be published, for what purpose and how long (for prints also include size and circulation).
Next level could be to define when you deliver the images, how you deliver the images and which tasks the customer has (e.g. room decoration, room cleaning, etc.), that retouching is not included and what the hourly rate is if the customer wants retouching, when payment is expected, etc.
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "needakeeper" <virtualpointphotos@...> wrote:
> We have struck a deal for a virtual tour that includes five panoramas. Any suggestions on items that need to be included in the contract that pertain to rights and usage?
> I found out yesterday that a photo I did last summer was on the inside cover of a small magazine here in AR and my credit was omitted. I gave permission for the photo to be used as long as it included my name. I have contacted the ad agency that approached me about the photo to see if it can be rectified.
> Needless to say, with these two incidents I am getting wary. I don't want to fail to include something in the virtual tour contract that will come back and bite me in the butt.
- ASMP's forms and paperwork examples have always been good. ASMP has
long been one of the leading organizations in the world protecting and
promoting the interests of professional photographers whose work is
for publication. While some may feel their sample terms and
conditions are overkill, they are all derived from real life
experiences of professional photographers and intended to help other
photographers protect themselves from as many unfortunate business
experiences as possible.
I should remind you also that there is an entire section (five
chapters) of my new Virtual Reality Photography book devoted to
business concerns for VR photographers. You can see more about this at:
Additionally, there is quite a bit of free business practices
information on the Virtual Reality Photography web site. For a case
study showing how three leading VR photographers (also all ASMP
members at the time) estimated the same project, including all their
respective terms and conditions, go to:
Even if the figures and rates don't seem appropriate to your
particular market or business, look carefully at the kinds of terms
and conditions that each photographer uses on their Estimates. These
may help guide you in better crafting your own.
Other useful business information from the vrphotography.com web site
can be found at:
Author, Virtual Reality Photography