The problem is it really does depend on the usage.
For this kind of stuff you should be issuing a license covering how the pics wil be used and for what purpose.
For example, two photographers covering the cosmetics company CEO announcing their new shampoo line (or something).
One photographer is shooting for ‘Hair Care Weekly’ and so is charging an editorial rate because the pic is going to be used once in their news page.
The other photographer is shooting for the cosmetics company annual report, for a brochure for their salesmen and their website and so would be charging a lot more.
Same pic, different usage, different rate.
Is the cosmetics company a Korean company?
Or the Korean arm of a company based say, in the US?
I admit it’s all a bit of a head scratcher, but this kind of calculation is pretty standard in the corporate/advertising field so you should try and establish the usage so you can issue them a Confirmation of Commission form.
It’s not usually used in editorial, but this is commercial photography. Take a look at
Its a Confirmation of Commission Form issued by the National Union of Journalists in association with the Creators Copyright Coalition (CCC)
Obviously it’s only covered by UK law and not Korean law, but the licenses remain the same.
10 Jun 2005 11:06