Hi folks, Last Oct I shot a dance dress rehearsal for a local dance company and until this year, it has always been pro bono. During that shoot, there was another company from NYC(big name) which they invited to perform as well and I took a few shots, edited the photos and only showed them this month. Well, turns out the company from NYC loved my pix and wanted to use at least 5 for publicity. Here's the situation: I was never hired for pay and there was no promise on delivery date. While the local company used to get free photos(starting this year they're paying), I never made such an arrangement with the other group. I have only heard from them twice and neither of us have brought up the issue of money or other form of compensation. I'm beginning to wonder if they knew about the free pix the local company been getting and simply assumed they'll have the same deal. however, I spent way too much time working on their pix and would rather get something. You can see some samples here: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=180233 I'm not sure how to bring up the issue of payment politely and still have the opportunity to do more shoots with them in the future. one important factor to consider is that the photos were shot with a D2h around ISO 1000-1600 and I cleaned them as much as I could. They mentioned about needing high rez files(didn't specify how much) so not sure what they'll think once they see them. part of me was thinking maybe I should sacrifice the photos I have and negotiate for more shoots in the future for pay. unfortunately I'm not the best negotiator. I guess my thinking is all over the place right now so I hope I'm making sense. any advise would be appreciated.