How much is a picture really worth?

One of the fun things about racing is that you never know when someone is going to snap a picture of you, and then try to get you to pay lots of money in order to own it. It is very paparazzi-esque. Case in point:

  1. Photos from the Fred Lebow Classic, 1/12/08.
  2. Photos from the Philadelphia Marathon, 11/18/07.

Now, I know that these companies want to make money (who doesn’t?), but it seems a little bit unfair to me that they should make money off of me. Or any runners in the race, for that matter. I mean, there is just something a little bit strange about these people taking your picture, and then asking you to pay in order to have ownership of the picture.

Does this seem odd to anyone else?


One comment

  1. Hey… are you sure you don’t want your pictures on one of those really cool coffee mugs?

    You are right. It seems creepy.

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