What do you do with your photographs?
about what you do with your photographs. Where do you post or
display them? Is it responsible to post a photograph of someone who let
you photograph them to a social media website where unrestricted
'usage rights' are stated in the terms and conditions of use of the
enter competitons that respect your rights as a photographer and
ignore competitions that exploit the use of your image and copyright. If
you enter a photograph of a person/people, do so with their permission.
- Check terms and
conditions of photography competitions carefully. These should state that
your photographs will only be used and displayed in connection with the
competition and should not extend the right for your photographs to be
used for other marketing or promotions, or those of third parties nor
allow photographs to be cut,
edited, cropped or sub-licensed to third-parties. If you have entered a
photograph of a person/people, how would they feel about their
photograph being entered into a competition? For more information about
photography competitions refer to the Artists Bill of Rights competitions advice.
sure you put your copyright and include metadata on your photographs -
this is what professional photographers do, so regardless that
an amateur or hobbyist photographer, protect your photographs
when putting them on public display, entering them for competitions,
sending them to your local paper or displaying on your own website.
- Do not allow your photographs to be used without a credit or copyright notice.
very carefully about posting photographs on social media websites -
very often the terms and conditions of use state that these images can
be used by the site host, so for example, on facebook, ensure that the
privacy and application settings restrict viewing and use otherwise you,
quote from facebook terms and conditions, grant them a 'non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free,
worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in
connection with Facebook (IP License)' unquote.
Concerned about invasive people photography? - it's something we discuss
at length! When taking photographs of people please always try to ask if they
mind you taking their photograph, always ask an adult's permission before photographing a child, then respect their answers and wishes.
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