Why Paying for Photography Rights Matters

photo_dogPhotographers are weird.

I mean, they want to get paid for their work. What’s up with that? They’re a nervy bunch, all high and mighty about their talent and their rights and whatnot. Geez.

OK, seriously. For some reason, a lot of aerospace marketing people don’t think they should have to compensate photographers for their work — and that’s just wrong. In our business, it’s a big red warning flag when people brag that they never pay for the photography they use for marketing purposes.

Professional photographers have the knowledge and the skill to make you, your company and your products look your best. From our standpoint, the right photo can make or break a project. Professional photographers are in business, and as a business, need to make a profit.

I just don’t understand those who think otherwise, do you?