(Closed) Can a legal/photographer bee interpret this contract for me?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, you will have printing rights.  But I would ask the photographer to clarify (i.), as in clarify what “publish” means in this instance.  As in, can you “publish” the pictures to facebook?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it means you can print pictures off for your own use but you cannot submit them to a magazine, sell them, or edit them yourself.  Why not just ask your photographer?

Post # 6
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Busy bee

You will have printing rights, not copy rights. Photographer will own copyrights.  You will not be able to publish the photograph, or sell the photograph to make money. If you want to publish a photo to say, a magazine like “The Knot”, you’ll need permission from the photographer before hand.  You will need permission to publis to FB i’m assuming. I am a photographer, I provide watermarked, internet ready images for my clients to post to social media sites and/or blogs.  High Res images printing rights only. 

 

ETA: most photographers carry insurance to cover equipment liability or liability if they carry equipment clients can get hurt on (ie: lighting equipment, background equipment). If they don’t have that, they just have coverage on their cameras, lenses…etc.  

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Funny enough, I’m a lawyer who does photography on the side haha. That is a pretty standard clause that generally means that you can use the photos for any PERSONAL purposes but what they don’t want you to do is submit your photos to wedding blogs for publication, or wedding magazines, or whatever– without asking first. They want to make sure that they have control over where in the PUBLIC domain their photos end up, primarily so if there is some profit to be had they have it and also to make sure they are credited. 

But, if you are concerned I recommend asking the photographer (via email so that it is in writing) to explain to you what exactly that means. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Im no lawyer here but looks to me like it says you can print the photos for home use… say an album… but you can not add them to a magazine, book or website without their written permission.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jpalm13:   What she meant was that you will be provided with non-watermarked photos to print, but the photog may provide you with an additional set that is the right resolution to upload to facebook that has a watermark on it so your friends and family on facebook see who took the picture.  The watermark won’t be on your face.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@jpalm13:  I would ask the photographer about watermark. First, they are rarely across your face. They are usually in a corner. Second it depends on the photographer for if you can publish to say– facebook– without a watermark. For my photos that I do for clients— those photos are theirs. They can put them on facebook, a (personal) blog, or a photo sharing site to give to family and I have no problem with that. The photographer who did my wedding functioned the same way.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

@jpalm13

I add a small watermark in the corner of my internet ready images for my clients. Something that isn’t distracting or annoying and so the client and friends can enjoy looking at them on the internet or blogs.

 

I add 2 folders to the CD (in my case a flash drive)

Folder 1: High Res Images – full printing rights  

Folder 2: Low Res Images – small watermark, internet ready images for Social Media/blog sites – this is for copyright reasons and marketing. Internet ready is more “Sharpened for Web/Color corrected” for web.  Printing colors vs Internet colors are totally different.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@jpalm13

 

Anytime.  Very confusing.  This is why I meet with my clients and go over the contracts 🙂 and answer any questions! 


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