(Closed) Photographer seeking advice.

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

When I used an assistant (or Second) I presented the work to the client as my ‘own’ but let the assistant use the work for their paper physical portfolio only. I haven’t used an assistant since I switched to digital but I still do the same thing. The work is theirs but it’s not for public consumption, in the form of facebook or even a blog, if that makes any sense.

EDIT: This is an interesting article… http://www.wedpix.com/articles/009/wedding-second-shooters-and-assistants/

Post # 5
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1405 posts
Bumble bee

This is typical, no worries, just ask if you can use them for your port…if not….then you have to decide if the money is worth it for you.  What are you going to do with the images though that this bothers you?

Post # 7
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201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

yes that’s correct. As a paid second shooter, your images belong to the person who hired you. You can typically use your images from the wedding to show your clients at consultations, but may be stricter guidelines surrounding online use of the image.  If the primary photog booked the wedding, the clients are hers.  She may not want you using the images in your online galleries, but may agree that you can blog them if you give primary photographer credit/link and mention that you were second shooting for X Photography.

Post # 8
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201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Also, be courteous and don’t pass out your business cards when you are second shooting a wedding. I hired a second shooter that did this at one of my weddings. Very poor etiquette.

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