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Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by rkmiec, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. rkmiec

    rkmiec Member

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    alot of pics get posted here and i will comment on the ones i really like.occasionally i see one that i find i need to own and hang here at the house.my question is what are the ethics of asking to buy a print seen posted here.i dont have tons of money to throw around and cant buy at gallery prices.i have not asked anyone as of yet because i feel that it is possible they would be insulted.personally i would not.another idea i had although i dont know if it would be possible would be trading pics,say i had one you liked and the opposite,may or may not work but i will put the idea out there.i really would like to know how you would feel if someone asked you about purchasing a print.by the way i am not a right click and save as kinda guy.any comments would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    It's not a big deal to PM someone and ask if they would sell/trade you a print.
    The worst that can happen is they say no.
     
  3. Shawn Dougherty

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    Why would someone be insulted if you asked them about buying a print? Just ask how much they charge, if it's cool with you buy one. If not, don't. I think you might be worrying about nothing. All the best. Shawn
     
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    I'm always interested in the possibility of trading prints, and have done so with several people here. There is no problem aproaching somebody with a trade or offer. All they can do is say no.

    Sweet URL for your website:smile:
     
  5. rkmiec

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    thanks jb,i got lucky i guess.i need to get off my butt and get my site going.i have been lacking in the creativity department for a little while now but apug is really helping me through this dark time.
     
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    I am fascinated now with the idea of trading a print with an individual photographer. In God-knows-how-many years, I have only sold one print, so this is not my main aim and goal. I wouldn't be offended if approached. Not in the least.
     
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    I think I'd find nothing more satisfying to know that another photographer would wish to put my work on their wall. I think most would feel it as an honor.
     
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    I'd be honoured if someone wanted to buy a print from me.
     
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    I'd be honored as well. In fact, the one print I sold that wasn't to a coworker was to someone from APUG. They saw a 4x6 of one of mine and asked for an 11x14 when I did one. Still my proudest moment.
     
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    If any of my work grabs anyone then I would welcome the offer of a trade. This could be a reason to post as many good images as possible.
    Regards,
    John.
     
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    Never sold a print in my life. Would be flattered if anyone asked, but would be more interested in exchanging with anyone who was interested in one of my pictures.

    Ian
     
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    rkmiec: That's the great thing about APUG and the PM function. Just talk to someone about a possible print exchange. One person I asked if they participated in print exchanges said no that he sold his work but he was not offended. Go to the member organized functions and see that there are a couple of great print exchanges. I have exchanged prints with people from all over the globe and it's fun! If you just want to buy a print but don't have a lot of money just ask if they have a more inexpensive print that they are willing to sell or tell them what your limit is. The best is the print exchanges.