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Eric Myrvaagnes

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Re: New owners are using my images on their Website
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2015, 12:37:34 am »

Congratulations for a good positive business outcome.
Likewise.
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Re: New owners are using my images on their Website
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2015, 01:49:52 am »

The good news also is that they now want to have a look at all the other images I took of the property.
Also they are planning a reshoot as they are installing new furniture and artworks.
I've put my hand up for that,
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Willem.
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Re: New owners are using my images on their Website
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2015, 11:47:33 am »

"You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar"

I've found that the 'normal' leg-jerk reaction to immediately send an invoice, etc. usually doesn't garner a positive first impression. What some others have recommended of respectfully informing the (new) owner that the images usage was paid for by the former owners during their ownership, and that since the business has changed hands, the new owners must pay a fee for continued usage. Most honorable business owners would understand this, even if they didn't want to fork out more cash, they'd (hopefully) understand contracts and their terms. Thank them for continuing to use your photographs, but let them know about the usage fee(s) for continued use.

Building positive relations with new clientele makes you look good, and sending positive vibes from the first email/call/etc will help them look at you as a true professional, who is worthy of their fee. Over-deliver, but certainly don't undercharge ;)

Best of luck with continuing a relationship with that client, fingers crossed for you!

-Dan
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