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pearlstreet

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Shutterfly Request
« on: June 24, 2016, 12:15:36 pm »

So I get a request to use one of our images for an article Shutterfly is doing - they will give me credit!! I respond that we don't license images to be used without compensation. They respond that they don't have a budget for image usage.

Guess what...I don't have a budget for Shutterfly photo books.

I know this is old news - we all get these requests - but when someone searches "shutterfly", I hope this thread shows up.

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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 01:39:56 pm »

Since shutterfly has a capital value over 1B $, i think they can afford to actually pay for photos. Maybe they should print all of us a few free books, imagine all the good advertising that will give them. We will credit them for the printing.

Their actions actually show their great disrespect of photographers.
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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 07:06:09 pm »

Hey, at least they asked.
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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 08:27:21 pm »

I wonder where they saw you image.
With people uploading billions of images to social media and other uncompensated sites its no wonder people expect all images to be free. I imagine Shutterfly and other image users asks for free all the time and gets it free most of the time.
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pearlstreet

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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2016, 10:28:07 pm »

It was an architecture image.  Why they thought that would be free, I don't know.

Sharon
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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 12:14:54 am »

If everyone would hold to their principles than these CHEAP million and billion dollar companies would get a budget.  If they can't pay then they shouldn't get the image!!

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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 01:49:11 am »

If everyone would hold to their principles than these CHEAP million and billion dollar companies would get a budget.  If they can't pay then they shouldn't get the image!!

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That's the problem. There are so many people who shoot an image and they're just tickled to have it in print or to receive a credit. A friend of mine who teaches photography says if you shoot a great image, but don't know how to repeat it, you're a lucky photographer, not a great photographer. There are a lot of lucky photographers who have one great image they are willing to give away for a credit. And everyone now has a camera with them all the time.

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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 07:01:14 am »

Have to agree with David, and I do not see it changing.  Stock has no money in it anymore just because so many people have cameras and "lucky" photographs happen. 

I ignore it and try not to get upset by it, or anything else that I can not effect. 

Move on, produce amazing work that few can and get assignments for your vision.  That is the nature of today's market. 
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pearlstreet

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Re: Shutterfly Request
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2016, 11:09:51 am »

I know I can't change it - I'm thankful for clients who see the value.

Sharon
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