I like to find out about the rights of a photographer to use images he/she shot for a client.
I recently shot some photos for a client's event at a restaurant. In addition, I helped to shoot some great food pictures served by the restaurant for the client's event.
The owner of the restaurant hope to use some of my images on their website which I verbally agreed earlier on condition that they give me credit. Having briefly spoken to the client on the night, he said he paid for my service and hence the restaurant should approach him. He even said perhaps the restaurant could reduce the price of the dinner if they want to use the pictures.
I believe a photographer owns the copyright to any images he/she shot unless he sell the images and give up the copyright.
Since there is no money exchanged if the restaurant is to use my images it may not be much of an issue. But it will only create bad feeling for my client and affect any future business between him and myself.
Can any professional photographers comment on this scenerio and your experiences?
What is Singapore's law governing copyright of images?