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


Status
Not open for further replies.

iMbEst

Deregistered
May 25, 2006
66
0
0
#1
Just curious, although the copyright belongs to the photographer, did the couple agree to be "published" as a "portfolio"?
 

eclectyx

New Member
Mar 4, 2004
162
0
0
#3
iMbEst said:
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". :)
 

eclectyx

New Member
Mar 4, 2004
162
0
0
#4
That all said, I hope everyone will continue to share their very inspiring wedding collections, montages and layouts! ;)
 

ronwong

New Member
Apr 13, 2006
104
0
0
#5
just basic courtesy
 

dragos

New Member
Jan 17, 2002
1,362
0
0
41
Apex Circle
www.adamteo.net
#6
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.
 

micah4

New Member
Sep 14, 2005
384
0
0
#7
eclectyx said:
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.
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom