Making a purchase enquiry
This page deals with the process for buying directly from a photographer
whose images are displayed on this site.
A buyer wishing to contact a photographer should use the
'make a purchase enquiry' button that is located on each image preview page. When an enquiry
form is completed, the buyer,
the seller and Photoconnect
of what was inserted into the enquiry form. At this point
no order has been completed.
Although basic pricing guidance is
available from the photo
pricing tables on this site,
the price applicable will be that quoted to you by the photographer.
The seller may send the buyer a low resolution image
by email to confirm the image identity.
Details of a license to use the image have to be agreed. Buyers can facilitate this my noting on the enquiry form how they intend to use the image. Once the delivery method, form of license, payment method
and price have been agreed between the buyer and the seller
then the sale may be concluded.
The buyer needs to confirm the payment method with the seller.
Some sellers accept credit cards and some
have an account with PayPal. (www.PayPal.com).
They can then send the
an invoice by email
the buyer can make a secure credit card
or debit card payments
online. Alternative payment methods may often be available.
Buyers should note that the seller will usually wish to
receive payment up front before delivering the image. If
to receive the image quickly then PayPal is one option or a
same day bank transfer can be made.
If paying in advance, the buyer should take appropriate
steps to verify the identity of the
seller. Photoconnect has not verified the identity
of photographers who sell on this site.
If the seller knows the organisation that he is dealing
with then he may be willing to give credit.
The seller may request more details
that it is clear who is to be pursued in the case of any problems
Delivering the image
The image will normally be delivered as a low compression
RGB JPG attached to an email. Other delivery options
(tiffs or transparencies) may be agreed
Photoconnect is a
site run by a photographer - Scott
Hortop. Photoconnect itself
does not handle funds on behalf of sellers or photographers. A little like a search engine, it displays images and allows buyers to seek out the photographer to complete the transaction.