• Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.
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  • Mastmounted Camera shows an unusual Perspective of professional Windsurfer Flo Jung in Fuerteventura/ Spain. Click for More Action in the Windsurfing GalleryMastmounted Camera shows an unusual Perspective of professional Windsurfer Flo Jung in Fuerteventura/ Spain. Click for More Action in the Windsurfing Gallery
  • Kiteboarding in the islands of Rodrigues Rodriguez/ Mauritius. See more kiting action in the galleryKiteboarding in the islands of Rodrigues Rodriguez/ Mauritius. See more kiting action in the gallery
  • Dolphin playing in the waves of an Australian Surf Break. Click to see more in the Seascapes GalleryDolphin playing in the waves of an Australian Surf Break. Click to see more in the Seascapes Gallery
  • Mountaingbiking in Romania. Click to see more in Gallery.Mountaingbiking in Romania. Click to see more in Gallery.
  • Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.Bluewater Sailing in Caribbean waters (USVI) - Click for some more of my favorite images.
  • Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.
  • Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.Jason Polakow, Professional Windsurfer and Waterman, grants an Inside View of his Toy Store. Click for the Lifestyle Gallery.

Prices, Fees, Usage rights, Agreements - Infos

Video: Vendor-Client Relationship in Real-World Situations

(Source: youtube, by Scofield Editorial, Inc.)

The video linked above might seem humorous - and it is indeed here to give you a chuckle. But it can also serve as a mini-FAQ on pricing in general.

Professional Quality - and a fair Fee

As a professional and experienced photographer I strive to give my clients excellent quality and service. And I aim to charge a fair fee based on our agreements.

Please contact me to discuss your needs and I will work at offering a reasonable price we can both live with.

What the Fee is based on

Following I highlight some factors which play a role in pricing a fee for a photo job:

  • Scope of the desired usage rights - dependent on the intended use
  • Distribution/ placement/ presentation/ exposure of the images
  • Duration of use
  • Difficulty and risk of the task at hand
  • Value
  • Necessary time, effort, research and planning involved

Some Thoughts on Pricing...

It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.

(This wise and true summary has been attributed to John Ruskin (1819-1900))

A little more Detail needed? Please Read on:

Further information regarding usage rights can be found in my brief article on copyright. It is a good introduction - easy to read and understand. It briefly illustrates all you ought to know about usage rights for photos. Read it here.

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