I have been contacted by a government agency (law enforcement) that is asking to use some of my images for webpage (home page), broucheres, educational materials.
They want me to be ready to quote a price for them to utilize images for limited use (ie; not to purchase the image for unlimited future use..although they may wish to purchase complete unlimited copyright in the future...not really certain at this time).
I would add that this is a good "foot in the door" that may lead to future work for me with them....so I don't want to burn any bridges. That being said I'm no fool and believe I should receive reasonable and fair compensation.
I was hoping to get an "industry standard" starting point and, once I get a feel for what they can afford, modify and adjust that industry standard starting point as I feel them out.
They very much wish to use my work, and it's not the style of work they can get from a stock agency. http://tmaxphoto.com/p565994070
I'm aware of the adage "charge as much as they will pay"...but since the opening salvo seems to be mine I don't even know where to begin. My gut tells me $1,000 for a photo that will be the prominent webpage photo or brouchere cover photo, and from $50 to $250 for less prominent photos.
Any input appreciated.