Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Selling Photos to the Media

I went out this past weekend and was able to do some Kite Aerial Photography of the new construction in Paddock Lake, Wisconsin of the new football stadium. This will be home to the Central High School Falcons. The images were good, as the workers were just starting to lay down the field turf. Here are a couple of examples:

I sent out a link to these images to the local papers, and one of them was interested in publishing the shot. Here is the dilemma for a new photographer: Take the money they offered even though it is way below market standards and get my name and image published. Or refuse to license the picture and demand market value. It is a pickle. This is the second time in the past month where I've had to make this type of decision, and I've gone opposite ways each time. So much for consistency. I suppose that the value in knowing that my images are requested in the first place is great, and I should be happy that I am getting exposure.

Look for my aerial shot of the stadium in an upcoming issue of The Westosha Report!

Additional Images from the Aerial session in Paddock Lake can be seen by clicking here.

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