Just Say No To Photo Credit!

Jeff Sinon Photography

Your photos have value, STOP GIVING THEM AWAY!

early morning light on Dover, NH city hall.

Recently I was contacted by a design company working for the Chamber Of Commerce for -insert name of city here-,  putting together a “digest style brochure for tourists and people relocating to -insert name of city here, again-.

Would you be willing to “donate a few of your  –same city– themed images?”

Followed by the infamous, “Of course we will provide photo credit.”

Care to guess how many gear, software, computer system upgrades, not to mention travel expenses I can pay for with “photo credit?”

I’ll give you a hint: The number I’m looking for could be mistaken for an upper case letter “O”

I politely declined, stating that every one of the images created showcasing this town are commissioned photographs, and that it would be extremely unfair to give them away when a client has paid good…

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One thought on “Just Say No To Photo Credit!

  1. Kate,
    Thank you very much for reblogging this! I think this is a trap that many starting photographers fall prey to. I know I almost did. The allure of that chance at stardom is very hard to resist.

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