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?

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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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