When I first started offering slide to digital conversion services there were very few other companies doing this. Now there are countless film to digital conversion services.
I've heard from many customers who bought the cheap ~$100.00 film scanners and were not pleased with the results. Many of these devices are not actually scanners but a cheap digital camera which makes a low quality digital photo of your slides.
In August 2012, I was contacted by an architectural firm. They wanted to purchase rights to one of my Fenway Park panoramic photos. An agreement was reached. Now my photos of Fenway Park grace the walls of a popular restaurant, the Cask N Flagon in Marshfield Maassacusetts.
A week ago I received a photo-usage-rights price request. This potential customer wanted to make a print of one of my Fenway Park photos. The print would be resold for display in a local restaurant at like 45 x 60 inches.
I quoted $200.00 over the phone. After telling me the price was "high" the person told me he was not sure if so and so would be willing to pay it. I've not heard back from them.
After a few weeks of working out the deal with their client, the buyer paid the invoice for rights to the Fenway Park image.
On a related note, rights to one of my New England Aquarium photos was requested via e-mail today. The use would be in a promotional brochure. I replied with quotes based on the image size. I'll update with the the outcome of this potential sale soon.
Yesterday a woman called asking about usage rights for my American Flag Waving photo. She wanted to use the image in the cover of a pamphlet which would be handed out at the funeral of a man in her community who recently died. I told here there would be no charge.
She wanted to give me a credit on the back of the pamphlet. I told her to make the credit read "Photo courtesy of SlideScanning123.com"
She found the image via Google images searching for "American Flag waving". She thanked me for making my contact info so easy to find. (in image borders)
On a related note, I recently sold rights to an F-16 in flight photo for use on a t-shirt. The shirt will be produced for employees of a company which make parts for the F-16. In addition to the check already received, I asked for a t-shirt to be shipped to me and no charge.