Photography Podcast

PhotoNetCast #49 – Revamping the pricing model for Rights-Managed Licenses

Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 03-08-2010 | 4 Comments


In there an easier way to license your photos?


One of the complains we hear from photographers and buyers who are in the stock business has to do with the complexity of the Rights-Managed Licenses. From the usage type, run, duration, sizes, etc it all becomes a nightmare to manage in the long run. In that sense, and although not quite as simple as it may seem, Royalty Free sounds much less complex. But is there something in between that would allow photographers to still manage the usage rights in a less complex way, and at the same time tap into the budget market? Our guest Jim Pickerell thinks so and joins us on this episode to explain the why and how.

As always, if you have any comments, we’re here to listen.

Enjoy the show…




The links mentioned on the show and some more support reading are, as usual, on the show notes below.


Show Notes


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Comments (4)

Episode 49 is one to forget. The subject itself, though pertinent, was not even vaguely interesting.
Then to draw it out for an hour simply by either stating the bleeding obvious, or by repetition of what had already been discussed, added insult to injury.

It didn’t help that the guest talked too much and couldn’t get to the point (plus he pronounced the word ‘pictures’, “pixtures”, not ideal for a photographer.

I’m sure the whole thing could have been condensed into a ten minute segment, allowing them to talk about photography, not money.

Something else which I didn’t like was that the guest, Jim P, made a sweeping statement about film not being sharp enough for the published media, and it went completely unchallenged! He even repeat himself there.
I did wonder if by then Brian had fallen asleep, but it was too early in the show.

Hi guys
I did enjoy number 49. thinking over the new model of pricing photos I was thinking of it as the photo book model. if you make a book you can sell only 10 at $200.00 or 100 at 20.00. if the aim is to get your image out into the world then 100 @ 20.00 is better. you can have both, with a better quality print run with special privileges. a good image will always be a good image. only allowing 10 people to see your image is selfish. get it out in the world so we all can enjoy it.


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