Here are a couple of relevant articles.
Rights Managed Stock vs Royalty Free Stock
Is RF the bargain they claim? In photography as in anything else, you get what you pay for. Royalty-free (RF) stock may look like a bargain. But it has some serious drawbacks, too, and these can affect the value of what you buy.
Working With An Assignment Photographer
This handbook was developed by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) to illustrate the fundamental principles involved during a typical commercial photography assignment. By defining key terms, answering commonly asked questions and describing today’s best practices, it guides you through the entire process of working with an assignment photographer.
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