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Melanie Lee Chang

Melanie Lee Chang

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Profession: scientist and writer
Status: cavegirl
Location: Eugene, Or , United States
Home base: Eugene, OR
URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/soloriver/
Email: •••••••• (private)
Mobile email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, French
Organization: University of Oregon
Journal: http://canissoloensis.blogspot.com
Last login: almost 4 years ago
Member since: 02 Jun 2006 21:06


Writer, editor, evolutionary biologist. I started taking photos in 2006 and quickly got pretty serious about it, but it isn’t (obviously) my career.

When I first started taking photos I concentrated on learning how to use the two cameras my father left behind, a Leica M3 and a Rolleiflex 2.8F. Now that I feel like I kind of know how to use these things, and have even branched out to other cameras (including ones that take batteries) I am more interested in learning about photography as opposed to using cameras. A site full of professional photographers seems like a good place to do some of that, so I hope you don’t mind that I’m here.



Melanie Lee Chang. pp. 85, Nov 1 2007. "The Dog Project" The Bark , pp. 85. Nov 1 2007.
Melanie Lee Chang. pp. cover, Aug 1 2007. "Golden Gate Border Collies" Journal of Heredity , pp. cover. Aug 1 2007.



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need pricing advice

A pretty well-known dog magazine is running an article about my research project (www.k9behavioralgenetics.com). They want to use one of my photos, and initially asked to use it for free, but given that they are a money-making enterprise I told them it’s against my policy to give my work away for free. They now want to know what I think a fair price is, and the truth is, I don’t know. What is a fair price for one-time use rights in a widely-circulated mainstream magazine? This is not a boutique publication or a newsletter.

The photo isn’t interchangeable with another dog photo since it is a photo of a dog that is mentioned in the article; it isn’t a snapshot either. I also took another more journalistic photo that they will be running with the same story (event coverage) and they offered to pay me $100 for that one. I basically saved them from having to hire two photographers, one for the event I was at, and the other who would have had to take a portrait of my dog.

Thanks, Melanie

06 Oct 2007 20:10 | 7 replies

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