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    Hello,

    I have more than 1000 pictures on my website. I get lots of requests to use these pictures for one thing or another - which I almost always allow. But, today, got a rather unusual request and am not sure what to do about. Was hoping for some ideas.

    A person wants to use one of my photos for a painting - with their painting based completely off the photo. Should I just say yes and let them do what they will with it on the painting? Or should I somehow try to get some credit for the painting? Or attempt to sell them the right to use the photo for painting??

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!



    Jim

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    If you use your photos to earn your living, by all means, ask for some kind of a consideration. If not, just give it to them in keeping with the season of generosity.

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    I'd ask what they are going to do with the painting, but most likely they aren't a professional so I would just let them have it. I would however ask them to send you a photo of the painting when it's done

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    About 5 years ago I wanted to use a lighthouse in my logo for a web site. I found the perfect picture but it was a painting. Out of courtesy I emailed him and he let me use it. There is almost no chance he ever would have found out about me using his painting.

    I think your lucky he contacted you and his intentions are good.

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    After he is completed with the painting have him print up 1000 reproductions and let me sell then for 30% commish

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    As someone who actually knows people who paint from pictures (it's cool if it's of your kids and such), it involves a lot of work on their part; time and effort. I would just let them have it, it is probably only going up on someones wall anyway.

    Robin

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    To have someone want to paint one of your photos, sounds to me like a real compliment.

    Maybe you could follow MrSpeed's idea and work out a deal for reproductions.

    Sounds like a good possibility for reaching for the next step in Affiliate Marketing. Becoming a merchant and controlling your profits.


    Cow Patch...

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    Well, I gave them the green light to paint the picture off the photo. Apparently, the artist is a professional painter but will not be reproducing this painting - in short, it will be sold at a gallery someplace, not being featured on art.com. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.



    Jim

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