Post # 1
i’m going to be a second photographer for a wedding coming up in october.
the photographer has asked me to give him all my work from taht day. however, since i AM starting out in this on my own..i’m a little confused about this situation.
what do you guys think i should do? should i give him all the rights or should i put my foot down and keep them?
thanks! comments are welcome!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
That is pretty standard procedure for photographers shooting with a second. My suggestion is that you ask or have a contract drawn so that he gives you credit for your images if he blogs about them, etc.
Because you are second shooting with him, he wants to make sure that your work is a reflection of his brand, more than likely. If you are unsure, just have a discussion to see if you will get all of your native images back untouched.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Congrats! That’s so exciting. 🙂
I think you should get blogging "credit" for the work you complete, but I believe most second shooters’ work falls under the umbrella of the primary shooter, in that he/she keeps the rights. Just guessing a bit here, though!
Post # 5
Yeah, I would confirm with him that you will get direct credit on your photos if they are published in any way. Also, be sure you can get a copy of all your photographs so you can build your own professional portfolio.
Post # 6
Not sure how this works, but if YOU take the photos, you should be able to put them in your portfolio. I mean, how else do you build your own business and reputation?
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
Mr. S, in addition to his own wedding photography, seconds for a few photographers in Chicago. He hands off his cards to him at the end of the day so the primary photographer can copy the files over. That photographer can use any of his files and if he or she blogs any of his, they usually link back to him. After that photographer blogs the wedding, he is able to blog from the day and always links back to that main photographer.
He can’t use any of the pictures as a part of his official portfolio, I believe, nor can he enter any of the pictures into a competitions or anything else, because technically they belong to that other photographer.
I hope this helps, and good luck!! 🙂