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05/18/2010 04:36:21 AM · #1
Hi all! I don't know if this is the right forum for this but here it goes - Besides being an amateur photographer, I own a bicycle shop in Southern California. We're in the middle of some renovations and redecorating, and are looking to have some large format photos printed to spiff up the shop. As a mom & pop operation, I don't have the budget to hire photographers and pay royalties. And as a small-business owner, I just don't have the time to organize shoots myself :( But if there are any other photographers/cyclist willing to donate their beautiful action shots of cycling, I can offer to credit the photographer on the printed photos displayed in the store. Anyone willing to have their photo(s) printed for public display?

If so there, are only a couple criteria...
1) Looking for photos in the categories of mountain biking, road biking, and beach cruisers
2) Action shots preferred
3) Not too brand specific (i.e. Trek bike with rider wearing all Trek clothes, etc)

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks for reading and happy shooting!
05/18/2010 04:54:26 AM · #2
If you are interested .....
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05/18/2010 05:08:42 AM · #3
Can this be of any help?
05/18/2010 07:17:14 AM · #4
You're welcome to use this one, let me know if you're interested and I'll send over the high quality original for printing.

05/18/2010 08:46:39 AM · #5
These are all web sized. If any interest you, I'll send you the full res version.

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05/18/2010 09:00:48 AM · #6
Wouldn't it be better to purchase photos on a stock site? Or at least pay stock prices for the owners of the photos here since they will be used commercially? Since the photos will all need releases anyway.

05/18/2010 09:06:38 AM · #7
Hey Derick - where's the shop? I'm in the process of moving to LA and will need a bike shop! :-)
05/18/2010 09:14:18 AM · #8
Not what you were asking for, but in case you were looking for something a little different -- Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_882817.jpg
05/18/2010 09:16:15 AM · #9
the next 28 may, in my city will come a stage of the famous "Giro d'Italia", link i hope to go to take some shots... if i will go, i will send you (free) a couple of shots...
05/18/2010 09:23:51 AM · #10
By the way, you have a very nice shot of beach cruisers in your own LA gallery you can use! (VERY nice gallery!)
05/18/2010 09:58:48 AM · #11
Here's my highest rated shot which just happens to be a cyclist Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_495619.jpg if you want to use it i will send over a higher res version.
All i ask is that you send me a photo of the picture mounted.


05/18/2010 12:37:41 PM · #12
I know it's not precisely what you're looking for, but would this help?

or a long shot ... this one?
05/18/2010 12:54:22 PM · #13
More of a family shot:

This is more of an urban one:

Message edited by author 2010-05-18 12:56:39.
05/18/2010 01:10:39 PM · #14
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05/18/2010 01:37:02 PM · #15
i live for biking! i sent you an email to your yahoo, but if you see this first here is my flickr. more details in the email.

bike set
05/18/2010 09:59:31 PM · #16
I've been away from my computer all day, and just saw everyone's responses after logging in. All I have to say is WOW... I almost forgot how talented the DPC community is! I appreciate everyones PM's, posts, and emails with there contributions and will be looking at them later tonight! Very exciting!

MattO - As said, I have no budget to pay a lot for photography, which is why I'm reaching out to the photography commmunity here for free contributions. I've contributed my own photos for commercial, educational, and personal use gratis and am grateful that the photography community as a whole is willing to return that favor. In addition to crediting the photographers, I'd be happy to send some free bike swag to them as a thank-you. Or offer a discount on bike parts & accessories for anyone local. But the $$ required for high-res photography from most of the stock sites is just above my means. More importantly, the selection on those sites is horrible. The shots that have been posted on this thread and those sent to me are 10x more creative and beautiful than many of the ones I've seen on the stock sites IMHO.

But at the end of the day (even as small local bike shop) the photos will be used in a commercial setting as MattO has said. So if anyone has any issue with donating their shots, please let me know. As a photographer myself, I can respect if others are looking to make money off their work as opposed to sharing it with the public at large.
05/18/2010 10:11:40 PM · #17
Originally posted by C-town driver:

But at the end of the day (even as small local bike shop) the photos will be used in a commercial setting as MattO has said. So if anyone has any issue with donating their shots, please let me know. As a photographer myself, I can respect if others are looking to make money off their work as opposed to sharing it with the public at large.

The issue isn't the donating part, it's the Model releases which usually cost the photographer something to get it. I know when I get/ask for a model release I give/offer my model something in exchange for it. Model releases will be needed to display these photos if they have any recognizable person in them, since they are being used in a commercial setting as a form of advertisement/decor.

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