Long Term Relationship
I hate it. I really hate that expression. When I hear this expression, I know that it's time to get my gun, my dog, the beef jerky and run for the hills. They are trying to “screw” me.
I just had this conversation this afternoon. They want the photos, they want them hi-res, they want to publish them and they want the copyrights.
It's not much now, but we want to establish a long term relationship.
— name withheld
- Why don't they currently have long term relationships with other photographers?
- Why are they looking for new photographers?
- Why do they want the copyrights?
As you must have summarized by now, the “long term relationship” was very short lived. I will negotiate on price, I will negotiate on terms but I will not negotiate the copyrights.