As a photographer, protecting the images you create is critical to your success. Your photography is your product, your art and your brand. As a model, protecting your likeness and how it is used is critical to your success. So when a photo is made by a photographer of a model, who owns it? And the answer is, the photographer. Shortest article I have ever written. The end. Copyright explained There may be a little more to copyright law and image usage than that. But, in most situations, the moment a photographer presses the shutter button … [Read more...] about Photographer or model: Who owns the image?
Many photographers are making significant portions if not all of their income with stock sales. Photographs of people that are authentic and diverse doing interesting things are highly desirable in the world of stock images. Stock sales rely on the old adage of "you reap what you sew." The more images a photographer creates then submits for stock the higher her or his sales will be. Uploading a few photos once in a while will result in sales although not as many as regular ongoing contributions. Stock creation is a full-time job for some … [Read more...] about Shooting People for Stock? Model Release Checklist
While editorial uses don't require model and property releases, commercial uses, like selling stock, do. It's always a good idea to keep release forms with you either electronically on your phone or tablet or paper versions. (Adobe Scan and Acrobat Reader make e-releases easy!) Moderator Kevin Ames and Adobe Stock expert Mat Hayward discuss the ins and outs of getting and managing model and property releases. During the live webinar, you can ask questions. The webinar airs on January 16, 2018, at 3:00 pm Eastern and Noon Pacific live from … [Read more...] about Free Webinar: I Will Get Model/Property Releases: Join In Tomorrow!