|Posted on July 13, 2015 at 1:00 AM|
There are a number of Components that a Professional Photographer has to take inrto account when Billing for a Customer.
Some of these are:
1. What type of PhotoShoot is it?
2. How long the Shoot actually is!
3. Where is the Locale of the Shoot?
4. How many People are involved?
5. What Products are requested/being Purchased? Products are paid in addition to unless stated.
6. What Copyright concerns are there? Are they being Purchased? Are they being Leased? Make sure you understand that as a matter of Copyrighting, I chooose to have my Watermark on all Photosas a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for my Business.
I hope you understand; if any questions, please call me; I am very Open-minded & Willing to discuss!
I look forward to Shooting with you and being Creative!
|Posted on April 4, 2015 at 12:40 AM|
Imagine you are driving along a major Interstate Highway and you see a Photo of your's on a Billboard-Media blasted for all to see! Would you feel Complimented or Insulted? I know how I'd feel-I would be livid! Why, because in that moment, I would realize my Copyright has just been Transgressed to say the least! I knew a Professional Photographer whom it happened to too! She investigated and found out who was responsible for that & was taken to Court! BTW, there are Punitive Damages for such Violations!
Do you realize that Professional or not, that No One Party has the Right nor the privilege of using a Photo of your's unless they have Written Permission whether, via a Licensing/Leasing Agreement (Short or Long term), or outright Selling it to another party-Hopefully they have made it a worthwhile Profit to you as well? Do you realize also if you have been deceased, that a Family Member needs to have approved of that in Writing?
Under Federal Copyright laws you are entitled to depending on the variation of the Law(s) broken:
"...Statutory damages.—The injured party may elect, at any time, before final judgment is rendered, to recover, instead of actual damages and profits, an award of statutory damages for each violation of subsection (a) in a sum of not less than $2,500 or more than $25,000, as the court considers appropriate". (From the Federal Copyright Law Website) Furthermore, there even could be Imprisonment!In any case, you can always reference the Federal
Copyright Website @:
Hope this all has been very helpful; I will be distributing Copyright Literature from PPA to Printing Retail Distributors in my own Community, inclusive of the Chamber of Commerce!
Though, I am not an Attorney, if you have any questions, I'd be happy to, either provide the answer or inquire from a Copyright Attorney!
Have a Great Day!
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