Archive for the 'Photo Licensing' Category

A Video about Real Estate Photography Licensing by Jordan Powers

March 6th, 2019

Jordan Powers sent me this video he made explaining real estate photography licensing. He originally made this video to give to the agents he works with. Jordan’s YouTube channel is a weekly real estate photography vlog you may want to check out. I like the idea of having a video you can give to your […]

Licensing Terms for Remodelers, Architects, and Interior Designers

February 21st, 2019

Larry in Virginia asks: In the past, you’ve discussed having solid contract terms with real estate agents. Are there specific terms and conditions, pricing, and licensing arrangements that focus on remodeling companies, architects, and interior designers that mainly hire for photos for their websites, but also want to use the photos for print marketing such […]

Should You Give Listing Photos to the Home Seller When Their Home Didn’t Sell?

January 31st, 2019

Alex asks: My agent client asked me to give the listing photos to the homeowner (who decided not to sell the $4million home after all). The homeowner wants the images to blow up one of them into a large print to hang in the home (I assume this is a lie), do you give your […]

Why Don’t the Architectural Digest and Dwell Websites Give Photo Credit to Photographers?

February 7th, 2018

Craig in Virginia asked: I’ve noticed that seemingly legitimate websites like AD and Dwell are featuring MANY homes using photo citations such as “Photos Courtesy of Coldwell Banker” or “Courtesy from listing on Trulia.” One in particular from today (1/30/18) is this one. These are full feature articles written by staff writers of prestigious magazines. […]

The Cost of US Photo Copyright Registration Increases on Feb 20th – Do You Register Your Photos?

February 5th, 2018

Kerry in Iowa points out that: It looks like beginning Feb 20th, 2018, we (US Photographers) will be limited to 750 photos per registration. (See: this page). Based on the number of photos I registered last year, the new rule is going to increase my registration fees this year by at least $110. I’m sure […]

How Do Real Estate Photographers Determine The Value Of Relicensed Photos?

December 20th, 2016

Tony in Kansas City says: I’m looking for advice on what the value of licensing real estate images to third parties is. Scott Hargis’ latest business video was excellent and sparked questions on how I should be valuing images for third parties. I’ve looked through ASMP’s articles on licensing and have looked at a few […]

When And How To Talk About Photo Licensing With Clients

May 24th, 2016

Brady says: I haven’t come upon this pricing dilemma before, but I’m sure its not uncommon.  An agent I work with will be the listing agent for nine (9) townhouses and has asked me to come out and shoot one of two completed units.  She intends to use the images for both listings and possibly […]