How do I buy a year-old photo of myself?
December 31, 2010 10:47 AM Subscribe
A year ago, a freelance professional photographer took a really good photo of me for a industry publication. I'd like to buy the rights to the photo for personal professional use (e.g. office website bio), but I know nothing about the process.
posted by sarahkeebs to media & arts (4 answers total)
- Do I approach the publication or the photographer? (The caption says "Photog's name for publication name" if that helps)
- How much should I expect to pay?
- What is the name of the kind of rights I want, namely, to use it commercially to represent myself, maybe edit it slightly e.g. cropping?
Possible wrinkles: I don't care if other people use the picture. Since its just me and a coworker, I can't see why they would, EXCEPT that it was on the front page above the fold and the publication used a shot of that whole part of the paper for a print and online subscription campaign. I'm in Toronto, Canada.
Alternatively, if the process is likely to be super expensive or obnoxious, should I just get another portrait taken? I'm just really unphotogenic and this pic is the first one in about 5 years that I don't hate. If I should get a professional portrait done instead, how much should I expect to pay and do any Toronto AskMe-fites have recommendations?