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?
work for hire
A common clause that pops up more and more with photo (and especially video) jobs is work for hire. It's important that you realize what this term means and how it changes the relationship you have with the photos or footage that you shoot. How things change Normally, as a photographer, you are automatically recognized as the copyright holder for the images you make (at least in the US and many other countries). Of course there are additional benefits to registering your work which provides the opportunity to collect more damages if your … [Read more...] about Know Your Rights. What is Work for Hire?