A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions
The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. It has our name or branding so there are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to the professional digital images that you receive.
1) Copyright. The digital images that your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer has the option to use those photos to market their work and services anytime in the future. I am however respectful of my clients so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let me know about it ahead of time so that I can honor your wishes.
2) Image type. I am not able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to clients have been cropped and have been edited. If you do require further touch-ups I would need to provide you with a quote.
3) Image altering. While I appreciate your business and welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, I ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies.
What constitutes image altering?
· Adding filters or editing photos
· Removing my logo
· Color correcting or including transitions from color to black and white
· Clipping people or objects out of the original shot
So why do I have these as restrictions? Your photos are a representation of my work so when a client alters an image it directly impacts my name in the industry. When I present you with the final images, they have already been through my editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of my original work. I greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter.
I are happy to give a quote if you want images to be edited in a specific way or if you want further alterations made.