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02-19-2014, 02:58 PM   #31
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corporate America really believes in the theory, "he with the most attorneys on retainer shall always win"

we photographers are the little guys. why the hell would we NOT fight tooth and nail for every penny we can get out of our blood sweat and tears

every photo we make is a personal expression, a personal EXTENSION of ourselves.

I chaff at the audacity some have to say we (any photographer) aren't entitled to every dollar we can make from our labors because "name recognition should be enough" or "it's only a photo taken with a cell phone" or whatever other possible excuse is used to diminish the "value"

it's because of customer like color run, survival magazine, the cheapskate at the architectural firm and 100's of other collective examples those of us who have sold work in the marketplace can come with, that photographers HAVE to ask for larger fees. the market is saturated by hundreds of images available at 99 cents!!!! or better yet right-click saves as FREE for the unscrupulous. unless we are lucky enough to find a long term contract or get hired by a publication, we are fighting for our survival as multi million dollar corporations use OUR work to promote themselves on a global basis.

not every company is so disdainful, but enough are!

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QuoteOriginally posted by nomadkng Quote
corporate America really believes in the theory, "he with the most attorneys on retainer shall always win"I

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not every company is so disdainful, but enough are!
It isn't 'Corporate America,' frankly. It's more often inexperienced, thoughtless, entitled, hipster, drunk-on-money, power and clicks mid-level employees who get their employers into tight spots. When the employers also lack experience and wisdom - or the courage to correct, apologize and move on - things can get really nasty as in the Survival Magazine case.

I know producers who spend more time cleaning up A.P. mistakes than they do acutally creating new content - but from the outside all you see is 'Corporate America' being bad and fixing mistakes.
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Seriously though, who calls someone an As*h***? Just for a take down request.

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Seriously though, who calls someone an As*h***? Just for a take down request.
The immature, uneducated & disrespectful "staff" at this "magazine"?

Hopefully, this little fiasco will cost them enough, monetarily & in reputation, that they never do something so ill-advised again.

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