Post # 1
I want to update my facebook picture to one of my engagement shots and I’m wondering, in the caption, do I write the photographer’s name so she is credited? Am I even allowed to post a picture on facebook? She posted a few and tagged us in them, should I tag her in the picture?
Thank you for your advice!
Post # 3
@Pupperoni: You shouldn’t “steal images” (copy and paste and post a new image) but if you are tagged you can repost them with no problem. You don’t need to give the photographer credit unless your release form states that, but it would be nice if you did for the photographers sake.
Post # 4
@USER876: I’m not stealing any images, I was given the rights and I have them all on a cd. I’m just wondering how I word it to give her credit.
Post # 5
I would definitely credit her! 🙂
Post # 6
If you’re uploading a ton of photos, I would create a new album & title it “Epics- by name of photographer” OR “Epics – photographers website” & in the description of the album, give her credit.
If you’re uploading just a few photos, than I would credit her in each individual photo’s description.
EDIT: You don’t want to create a wedding album with your photog’s name & then also have other people’s images mixed in there because the quality may reflect on her.
Post # 7
@Pupperoni: You can include the photog’s information in the title of the picture, or album, or comment on the picture with her name/link to website 🙂
Post # 8
if it a seperate album i would say My wedding…Photos by…
Post # 9
I agree with the PP who say to create a separate album and label it, “Our Wedding! Photos by _______ Photography”
I have the same on my facebook page and am friends with my photog on FB. I think he appreciated the credit.
Post # 10
Eh, don’t feel you are required to do this. Although it’s nice, if the photographer is giving you unwatermarked images for webuse, you don’t have to credit them.
Post # 11
Most photogs keep their businesses going through referrals. If you liked her work the best way you can thank her is to create an album with Eng Photos by_____ and then post her photography name and website under each photo. You can tag her if you want. I love when clients do that for me. It makes me feel like I’m doing a good job for them. I LOVE all my brides but those who go the extra mile for me, definitely win brownie points.
Photogs out there. You should be providing your clients with watermarked web ready photos with your info on them.
Post # 12
I was given full rights to our photos on a CD too, so here’s what I did when I uploaded on of our photos to my profile. You know where you can write in a caption in the upload screen? I just wrote “Photo taken by ________” in there! Plus, I “tagged” her on the photo.
My engagement photographer was really appreciative of it. It actually got her more business! 🙂
Post # 13
You should check your contract; your photographer might have information in there about how they want pictures to appear on fb. For instance, my photographer requires that all images on fb be posted with a watermark that credits her.
Post # 14
@PizzutiStudios: a big +1! @the OP You have no idea how much we appreciate the little effort it takes to credit us! I love, love, love my clients who do this, which is thankfully almost all of them.
Also, if there are watermarked images on the DVD we give you, please always always use those instead of the unmarked versions, which are only provided for printing purposes. It takes time to go through and create those marked files for your convenience, so please use them if they are provided. If marked files are not provided, a simple web address and company name as the caption on each photo is REALLY appreaciated. Also, never post hi-res images because they look terrible on Facebook and because Facebook allows you to print photos off other people’s albums, and you are the only ones with the rights to print the photos. At least shrink them before posting if you don’t receive web-ready versions.
Keep in mind, we don’t give marked files just to marr your photos, we do it to protect our photos from theft, so some other “photographer” doesnt just lift them off facebook and claim them as their own.
Post # 15
I agree that it is nice to give the photographer credit to pimp their business and word of mounth advertising, but that is the reason why the photographer posts images on facebook and tags you….pure advertising. And yes we all do it.
I, myself would be pissed off if the photographer gave me watermarked images. I am not paying for them to advertise.
The watermark / theft thing is a bunch of BS if you ask me. It’s been shown it doesn’t stop people, although it may defer someone because it’s more work for them.
The watermark doesn’t mean anything, the copyright belongs to the photographer automatically. Also, if it came down to a case, the watermark wouldn’t be of much help, and actually what would is if the photographer filed the images with the US copyright office. Typically this is required to win damages in most cases, and few photographers do it.
Don’t feel obligated to do this, but if you really love your photographer I am sure they will appreciate it.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I just put (photo by [name]) in the caption for each photo I used of hers on Facebook.