Fred Aldous x Lazerian x G.F Smith
In between setting up lights inside shop window and positioning camera from the pavement, while waiting for the window dressing to finish, a designer and I managed a short conversation on photography cost and copyright,
Gathered from her questions, there seemed to be opaque understanding how photographers charge, with little explanation available publicly; then, she wanted to own the copyright.
Coincidentally, I've answered her first question under "Rates" to an extent. Regarding copyright, I briefly narrowed the answer down to "present and future commercial value" of the work we create. Similar to mergers & acquisitions, seller expects a buyer premium for the values of tomorrow, negotiation helps find the right premium for both parties. Copyright, or the value of copyright represents that fine balance in this equation.
I did raise the question on "necessity of copyright", given the finite lifespan of a product or design.
I hope that gave her some food for thought, she certainly gave mine something to digest.
First part of the commission will be revealed soon.