I am a little torn about whether to post this – I don’t want to create disquiet, or appear like someone who is difficult to work with. But I feel I have to actually protect my rights, and ensure that…
What upsets me here is that what has been gained from this? An charity event has lost a set of images which I provided to them pro-bono to help them as a crew and promote the work they did. I will obviously not be shooting their events again, as it seems internal politics have led to a situation where members of the promotional team do not know what other members have agreed, and I don’t really want to be working in that situation. One less club on the list for me, one less photographer on the list for them. The DJ himself has lost the use of the image he wanted to use in the first place and the possibility of some future collaboration. Because of nothing more than a kickback about giving proper credit.
And that helps the music scene how?
…I could price this picture as follows:
Canon EOS 1000D – £399 – I think this was about the price when the model stopped being the current one, obviously it is replaced with the 1100D now…
Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 – £550 – this is what i paid for my copy.
Jessops afd-360c – £79 – got of lightly here, the flashgun is quite a cheap one.
Kood UV filter – £10 – again, very light. I tend to use a cheap filter for protection in clubs as they get covered in smoke and crap very fast.
Batteries – £1.99 – for the flash, from Aldi.
Taxis to and from the venue – £11
Refreshments while working – £20 – beer basically. ok, I might be stretching it a bit now…
I wonder what the girl on the left (who did download this and put it on her page) would say to receiving the bill?