29th December 2008, 08:14 PM
29th December 2008, 08:22 PM
Re: "Credit to Photographer"
I've done the same before: proposed terms and conditions, even get people to agree, but whether or not they follow is another thing. They can actually come back and say something along the lines of "Oh I thought the photo was by another photographer" while they credited it to a different third photographer entirely... And I know they stored the photos under separate folders with each photographer's name on it (or at least they did at first).
Originally Posted by Headshotzx
Plus there are always others willing to shoot for free, and without any terms and conditions. I get the feeling of "If they can do it, why can't you?", "Why are you being so troublesome / fussy?" or "Why can't I have copyright (and sell) the photos that you give me when the other photographer who shot for similar organisations gave them these rights?"
Honestly, I've come to the conclusion that it's just not worth all the headache. Now I don't do it unless I'm willing for the photos to be printed on items, go all over the net with no credit, credited to some other photographer, or worse, they mangle the photos really horribly and then put my name on it. I do appreciate that they want to credit me, but in such cases, I don't really want to have my name next to the photos.