Post # 92
@ArizonaGirl: Perhaps in scenerio one, since they were smaller sizes the employee under her/his own discretion printed them out. But on the second attempt, with a bigger usually pro size copy, realized they need to verify with manager first before reprinting. Think about it: most of their everyday photo customers go in for the 4x6s, no real professional would have their work printed by a consumer lab like theirs. Their quality of prints is just not as great, they don’t have quality paper to choose from, nor and color calibrations that will render the correct tonal values on a photo. So to them it seemed shady especially without a realse for. I for one applaud their stance. As a photography student I feel a little bit better knowing they will ask for release fir at least sometimes when they see it fit (it’s better than never at all). Thanks for this post, however, I think it has helped other bees learn from your experience.
Post # 95
@SparkleBee11: Please at least inform youtself before giving advice. The images are tge photographer’s as soon as they click the shutter release button, with or without ’em having a watermark or having a copyright on said photos. Source- Photography department in my college. Also easily found info online.
Post # 96
@ArizonaGirl: You have it backwards. The first time, you broke the law. The second time, the employee assisting you stopped you from breaking the law. They weren’t being a tool. The first one was being lazy or ignorant, the second was upholding the law and the requirements of their job. If one employee let you steal a candy bar and behaved apathetically while you ate it off the shelf, and the second tells you that is theft, the second isn’t being a tool. You didn’t know the law, and that’s fine. I’m sure it was embarrassing, but sometimes we all get blindsided by something we didn’t know.
That doesn’t make the employee a tool.
Post # 97
I am happy some worker somewhere follows the rules for photographers… I used to do professional photography. And ya its not okay for anyone to print photos anywhere if they look like they could be professional. In the past I have had to show my own release form to print my own images. Yes!
Anyway… So, I can actually be helpful. This is what you need to do… Go on line and pull up a simple little release form for photography. You sign it and have your friend the photographer sign it. Hell, you could even have someone else sign your friends name. I would however run it by your friend first. Anyway, especially at wa-mart they just want to see signatures on a release form. Then they will give you the images.
Post # 98
@ArizonaGirl: What’s the big deal? Ask your friend for a release form. We live in Fiji and went to Sam’s Club in Honolulu to print photos and we had to get an email from the photographer in Fiji (we were leaving the next day and had to call, go to Apple to get a wifi signal and then print them at the hotel) to print them. Big deal. It’s a legal requirement. They’re not targetting you directly. It’s a nation wide policy.