Photography Podcast

PhotoNetCast #30 – Does sharing photography for free fit into your Business Model?

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 18-05-2009 | 4 Comments

The Free-conomics and how Sharing Photography Works plays with your Business Model

In this show we address a topic that has been and will still fuel intense debates: How can one fit sharing photography works online, and even allowing free non-commercial use, into a business model.

We make some comparisons between photography and the music industry, and how photographers need to deal with the new reality on the web. We look into the benefits and drawbacks, and how the "free-model" can be used to leverage other sources of income.

This was our longest episode so far, but we hope that you take the time to listen to it, and maybe with our discussion we were able to provide some points of view that helps you define your business model.

Enjoy PhotoNetCast #30.

 

 

Show Notes

News

Free-conomics and Photography: Does it work?

Selected from the Web

Comments (4)

I’ll be sure to listen to this later but as for general thoughts on this topic – I allow people to view my website for free which in turn drives sales leads. Lets not forget this too because there are sites out there that charge money to view them. Most don’t but that is a valid business model as well.

I finished listening to the podcast and agree with Jim’s views for the most part.

A little common sense needs to be had on both sides of the argument though like that guy who goes around suing every blogger that uses his images w/o asking is too extreme IMO. Now if you object to having the images on there and request them to be taken down and in return get a negative response then that probably warrants additional steps.

Really a well done podcast. Lots of Material, great diverse opinions and perspectives. Lot’s to digest…

I’ll be sure to listen to this later but as for general thoughts on this topic – I allow people to view my website for free which in turn drives sales leads. Lets not forget this too because there are sites out there that charge money to view them. Most don’t but that is a valid business model as well.



Trackbacks/Pingbacks

Post a comment