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Thread: Do you ask for permission before you post? (Wedding Portfolios)

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    Question Do you ask for permission before you post? (Wedding Portfolios)

    Just curious, although the copyright belongs to the photographer, did the couple agree to be "published" as a "portfolio"?

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    i will still ask permission before posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMbEst
    Just curious, although the copyright belongs to the photographer, did the couple agree to be "published" as a "portfolio"?
    If a photographer is "commissioned" to take the photographs "for valuable consideration", then copyright resides with the person(s) commissioning the photo (according to Copyright Act). IP Office of Singapore further states that if a photographer is "engaged" by a person to take his/her photo, then copyright resides with the person (not the photographer). All this is of course modifiable by agreement/contract.

    So unless explicitly assigned copyright by the couple, the photographer does not own the copyright. As a middle ground, perhaps consider having the agreement/contract assign rights of reproduction to the photographer, without further payment or royalties, for use in the photographer's portfolio and/or other purposes, commercial and non-commercial.

    Some folks are very honoured to be "published", some consider it an invasion of privacy. Even with your legal rights covered, always ask, to save yourself the ill-will and potential "bad press".

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    That all said, I hope everyone will continue to share their very inspiring wedding collections, montages and layouts!

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    just basic courtesy

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    on the same note, i do have couples who are very insistent that i do not use their photos as portfolio....so always remember to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclectyx
    If a photographer is "commissioned" to take the photographs "for valuable consideration", then copyright resides with the person(s) commissioning the photo (according to Copyright Act). IP Office of Singapore further states that if a photographer is "engaged" by a person to take his/her photo, then copyright resides with the person (not the photographer). All this is of course modifiable by agreement/contract.

    So unless explicitly assigned copyright by the couple, the photographer does not own the copyright. As a middle ground, perhaps consider having the agreement/contract assign rights of reproduction to the photographer, without further payment or royalties, for use in the photographer's portfolio and/or other purposes, commercial and non-commercial.

    Some folks are very honoured to be "published", some consider it an invasion of privacy. Even with your legal rights covered, always ask, to save yourself the ill-will and potential "bad press".
    "All this is of course modifiable by agreement/contract"...which translates into how much is the fee they are willing to pay for copyright - if they pay peanuts, then they shld get 'kopinuts', not copyrights.

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