The hardliners say never give away a photo for free, and there is definitely a case to be made for not allowing other companies to use your intellectual property without compensation. But not all photos have the same economic value, and in our visually-driven world, there are many more opportunities than you think to give away your photos. How can you evaluate whether allowing apps like Google Maps to use your images makes sense or not?
In this episode of our Vision Slightly Blurred podcast, Sarah and Allen get into all the different ways photographers give away their images for free. The devil is in the details!
Interested in learning more about the topic? Here is our show reading list:
- See the photo that Allen submitted to Google Maps
- Add Photos to Google Maps
- Google Maps API Pricing
- Google Street View Photos Come from Two Sources
- Points, levels, and badging of Google Local Guides
- Wiki ShootMe
- Wikimedia Foundation IRS Form 990
- The Consequences of Working for Free
- Unsplash is (Still) Bad for Photography
- Billie Razors Donate Stock Photos of Women’s Body Hair
- Zack Arias: Thoughts on Unsplash
- Apple Will Pay Winners of Shot on iPhone
- Did I Just Give my #Permission? The Hashtag as Consent
- Allen was wrong. The price for a rights-managed billboard for one month in the USA for advertising is ~$4000-5000 from Getty Images.