Post # 1
I want to do a boudoir album for Fiance as a wedding gift. Unfortunately the cost of the albums from photos is super high. So I have a friend who is an amateur photog and she took a friend of mines boudoir pics and they are super nice. So I’d like to get her to take them and make my own book. However, do you think there’s a risk uploading the pics online to those sites? I’m just not sure if I feel comfortable sending in my half naked pics and risking them getting online. Anyone know of the safety of this or done this already?
Post # 3
Do you have to put it on a website to get them printed? I have a friend who is doing mine as well (because I agree, I just can’t afford the cost)
We’re using the new digital, Maid/Matron of Honor is taking pictures, and my very creative friend is uploading them onto an album. Is there a way to keep the photos private or make sure you have rights to them? I’m sure if you just ask your friend there may be another alternative than that.
Post # 4
I would think that if you did yours through a professional photo company online you shouldn’t have an issue. I mean, if for some reason those photos ended up elsewhere on the internet, you could totally sue their ass. The photographer who did mine made my album online as part of my package through Artscow.com. However, I have since discovered adorama pix, and wish I could have gotten it made there instead. But because they are professional companies, I wouldn’t be too worried. Oh, and if you are worried about costs, my book from Artscow was only like 14 bucks or something. It was super cheap, and the quality was great.
Post # 5
I had my photos shot by a pro, but the package only included digital files. It was quite expensive to get prints or an album, so i’m making my own album. I’m ok with submitting it – i’m just glad its online so I don’t have to go do it in person. That would be embarassing!
Even if the pro made it, isn’t there a good chance that they are submitting it online somewhere also?
Post # 6
I never heard of a case where someone’s photo’s were posted and used elsewhere by a photolab, but then again it could be happening, maybe the person just never sees it. For example, picasa has an option which gives them rights to your photo’s, you could end up across the country as a stock image in a picture frame,etc. The chances of you or someone you know ever seeing this is slim……
Facebook is an offender, but people don’t seem to care. When you upload your pictures basically you are giving up rights to the images….read the fine print!
At minimum, people at the photolab will SEE your images, but I suppose they thousands of images like this, so probably have no interest.
I would avoid artscow……it’s an international site fullfilled in the far east, who the heck knows what they will do with the pics, and good luck stopping them if they do end up copying them.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice ladies. I definitely will read the fine print but i”m sure I can find a company that will be fine.
Post # 8
what site is your friend using? collages.net is a pro site for albums….i can’t imagine they’d just take your photos and share them with everyone!
Post # 9
Its not my friend who would be making the album its me. She would just give me a disc of my pics and I was planning on using a site like adorama, shutterfly, etc. to make my album.
Post # 10
I used http://www.photobookusa.com to make the album for my husband – it came out great, and I got a Groupon deal to make it less expensive!
Post # 11
As a photographer who creates albums for clients I can tell you that if you use a professional company you shouldn’t have to worry. They get so many images daily that they finish printing and then delete the files forever. Just read the fine print, check to make sure that the company is legitimate and happy ordering.