(Closed) Did anyone have to self-edit E-Photos?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7 posts

Unless you bought the full copyright this is definitely a “no-no” with pro photographers.

Post # 4
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i edited a few of my photos. this is kinda embarrassing, but i didn’t realize that my dress was going to be so shear (it was a dark royal blue color and i didn’t think there’d be an issue), so in a few photos you can totally see my underwear! i’m usually sooo careful about making sure i always wear the necessary/appropriate undergarments and i can’t believe i did that for my engagement photos of all things! anyway, i edited them myself, but i also asked her to edit them, which she says she did, but i still haven’t received a cd of the re-edited pics and it’s been over 2 months since i asked :/


Post # 6
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I need to look into this.  None of our photos will be edited…we get a copy of all images taken unedited.  I assumed this was so we could edit them ourselves.  Maybe not….eeek!

Post # 8
6122 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I paid to have my regular point and shoot photo edited by an Etsy person for like $3.

In the end I didn’t like her editing so I just did it myself – but these were self portraits we took. It was nothing fancy, I don’t own any good photo editing software like Lightroom or Photoshop.

Post # 9
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@Romantic_Bride:  Copyright laws are different in Canada in the US.  In the US professional photographers simply do not relinquish copyrights to their clients without a price.  In fact if you have hired a wedding/portrait photographer in the states that readily agrees to this it ought to be a warning sign that you are hiring someone who is less than professional.

In general you should not have to alter your photographs to match the style you are after – you should hire someone who edits their photos that way to begin with.

Post # 10
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

It’s my dream to edit my own photos, haha. 

I know my photographer personally, so thankfully she altered the contract for me to allow me the rights to. I hate my nose…I wanted to be able to legally edit it how I like it.

I’m nuts, I know.

Post # 11
748 posts
Busy bee

Why not? I edit my own photos all the time.

Post # 12
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Romantic_Bride:  Unless you have written permission, you can’t just edit a photographer’s photos yourself… not if you want to show them to anyone else or post them online.


Most photographers have it written in their contract, but I am pretty sure that by default you can’t edit someone else’s creative work and then either a) advertise it as their work since it no longer represents them or b) put the images online without giving them credit, which if you edit them yourself, means you are mistrepresenting their work.

Post # 13
406 posts
Helper bee

@continuumphotography:  it’s the same here in Canada. I don’t know anone who would give a client copyright without a huge price tag 

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