JeffGreenberg

shooting workflow: free attractions vs. paid attractions

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assumption:  more stock is available for subjects that have free access

assumption:  less stock is available for subjects that charge admission,

the greater the charge, the more dear the stock available

(world class major attractions somewhat of an exception...?)

 

possible strategy?  concentrate on new images that require reasonable entry fees

because those images are dearer aka niche;  one will make back payments plus

profit via licensing that has less competition...?

 

anyone collected evidence to support-refute this...?

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I've been researching costs for a possible trip to Peru next year.

Machu Picchu would of course be high on my list.

 

Train fare from Cusco to Machu Picchu: US $75  each way (cheapest option).*

Bus from Aguascalientes to site: $19.

Entrance to Machu Picchu: $70 (minimum price).

*Flight from Lima, hotels, meals, etc. not included.

 

Number of MP images on Alamy: 4000+ (and countless elsewhere).

Chances of licensing images: slim indeed

 

Do I still want to go? You betcha.

It ain't always just about money.

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1 hour ago, JeffGreenberg said:

 

 

Looks like $152 per foreign adult...?:

 

http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/

 

Interesting. $70 for a basic ticket according to this site.

 

Update: I believe that amount on the government website is 152 soles (S), or about $47 USD, which is a price that I found on another website. Confusing. I've read warnings about online scams.

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In the USA, purchasing a ticket is a contract. The ticket seller may control your ability to photograph or what you can do with your resulting photographs. NASCAR tickets, for instance, on the back, in so many words say personal use only and no commercial use. Lots of events and arenas will stipulate on the ticket or via some posted (perhaps somewhat hidden?) sign, web page, or other.

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20 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

I believe that amount on the government website is 152 soles (S), or about $47 USD

 

Govt website stated payments must be in US $$, hence my assumption.

Forgot Peru used $$ to indicate their money, too...

...but looks like "S" not $:

 

Lima Peru Barranco District Calle Colon neighborhood community fund-raiser food festival dining socializing typical Stock Photo

 

But my OP is about moderate payments shrinking competition,

e.g., $5 entries to secondary attractions, not $50 per major attractions...

Say, 20 x $5 entries adds $100 to shooting trip overhead, do resulting

licenses, on average, compensate...plus profit...?

If no one keeps data on this, all we have are educated guesses...

Like mine, in which I believe it can compensate + profit...

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