.. but i've had a few things going on in my life so the cameras have been carefully packed away and quietly forgotten about.
Several omens over the last week or so have brought me out of this lull, the latest of which has left me with several questions. I turn to my fellow APUGers, beg their forgiveness for my anti-social behaviour since the new year and ask for their advice.
I have been approached by a Pub interior design company who have asked if they can use one of my images in a new project. The image is of Paul Weller and can be found here. As a newbie to this my questions are:
1) I don't have a model release from Mr Weller. I don't think this is an issue as i'm sure paparazzi don't get releases from most of their victims, erhm subjects.
Are there any other potential problems with selling an image of a celebrity?
2) The company don't want a signed print, they are looking to produce a large canvas picture themselves using the image so are after the rights to use. What are the legal implications of a) them using image again elsewhere without my permission and b) my continued use of the image for my own promotion.
3) The cruncher. How much should they expect to pay me for this priviledge?
I really would like to do this job as I hope it may lead to other work and the thought of one of my pictures on public display is a real boost for the ego. I don't want to get stitched up or open myself up to legal challenges though and am just a total amateur in this game. Help would be most appreciated.