Post # 1
Quick question for you ladies, when you get your pictures back from your photographer, on a cd, do they have the photographer/company name on them? I just got my boudoir pictures back from my photographer and some of them have her ‘stamp’ on them and I wasn’t really sure how I felt about it. Is that normal? I just really don’t know and was hoping you could give some insight. I am going to make a little book for my fiance for the morning of and I guess I think it will be a little odd to have her name on the pictures.
Maybe I’m crazy…
Post # 3
I think they do this so you can’t just print a tonne of them… maybe? and so you have to order prints of the ones you want w/o the stamp. At least some places do this (kinda like grad photos, where they have the copyright stamp) I could also, just not know what I’m talking about :p but there’s my 2 cents
Post # 4
They put their stamp on it when they give you a code to look at them online or post them online with your permission. This is so you can’t right-click the pic, save it, and print it yourself, but instead either have to purchase the prints from them or purchase the rights to the pictures. They have to make a living somehow!
Post # 5
It depends on your contract. Our photogs ask that any photos we share online we use the copies with their stamp but they also send us all of the photos without because we have printing rights (meaning we can print whatever photos we want, when we want, for whoever we want)
Post # 6
@Frazis: Yeah, I thought about this too, but she is a friend who is building her portfolio so she is doing all my pictures for free. She knows that I am putting them in a book and has no problem with it, she knows i’m not ordering any from her. Maybe she just didn’t realize they were on there?
Post # 7
The proofs come with the stamp across them. Once you order them, they should be free from any marks from the photographer.
Post # 8
Most would put the watermark on web copies not the print one.
Post # 9
We usually give two folders one for printing and the other for web. The ones for web have the watermark on them. Make sure your photog gave you printable images, web ones will come out all pixilated and soft if you try to print them.
For the most part this is why: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/beware-dishonest-photographers
Post # 10
Depends on the photographer and the contract. Most boudoir photographers do not hand over full resolution photos, because they are counting on print and album sales to offset lower session costs. But all photographers have different business models. Most of our clients doing boudoir sessions have no intention of the photos ever being on a computer, they are doing the session specifically with the intent of producing an album or a physical gift. So we do offer a disc if people want it, but it’s a separate fee and very rarely do they buy it. When we sell a disc or include a disc it is always with two sets of images, full resolution un-marked images for prints, and smaller resolution marked images for the web.
Post # 11
Our photographer gave us all of our photos, sans watermark, in two resolutions: one for printing up to 8×10, and the other for web. We do have some with her logo (but it’s not on the pictures, it’s on a border) that were from her blog. I can see why they would do it for web photos.