I wanted the mini proofs here – but due to copyright I [wisely] left them out.
As most know, when President Mary stopped by my Garden in Bloom – the photography wasn’t the greatest. It turns out some amazing professional photographers were there. I eventually got contact details for one of them. [name of photographer deleted].
I thought he’d send me on a photograph… I only wanted one for my office wall & the blog.
I emailed him:
A Chara David,
Great to meet you at the show and thank you so much for taking the time too introduce yourself. If there’s any chance of photographs of President. Mary McAleese that would be great. Coffees on me neighbour !!
Please find attached the contact sheet of shots taken with President – Please let me know if you wish for any copies – if you do which numbers – Hard copy (Photographic Print)or digital – if digital what usage you require (for Licence) Web use only or Web/Editorial use – when i have this information i can quote you a cost – Hope the show went well for you
probably just one for my wall – the 3rd one seems to be the best[?] – digital hi-res probably[?] the best wouldn’t mind putting one on my weblog for the craic as a final note on bloom just passed. hope i don’t need to remotgage the house???!! good response but without a main sponsor it was a toughie! all the same at least Mary and co. stopped to say hi this year!
The cost for 10×8 color Print is ? 60.00 each to include p+p The cost for 6mgb j-peg Digital File High res (to include multi-use Licence ) is ?110.00 These costs exclude Vat @ 21% If you want to go ahead i will generate an invoice and send it to you as soon as i receive payment i will send the image on to you.
I was emailed [click here] regarding photographers rights – but to be honest, it’s not the money, nor the technicalities of all things legal; more being polite or gentleman like. I’ve worked with [really cool] photographers before. A lady passing may say ‘oh do you mind taking a pic [etc]‘; S/he would do and send it on, because it’s nice to do so… especially if that picture will end up in the newspapers the next day…
Whatever happened to the days of old where one wasn’t afraid to borrow a bowl of sugar [without an invoice arriving in the post]… ? I know business is business… but I’d still like a photograph for my wall.