When you are looking around for a photographer you will soon discover that there are a lot to select from, commissioning an inexperienced photographer could end up costing you money!
The guidelines below will hopefully help you to ask the right questions and make an informed choice of photographer.
Some photographers may exercise their statutory legal rights as the ‘author’ of an image to impose what is called an ‘image use licence’. This can legally restrict how long, where, and in what form images are used by clients, even after the original invoice is settled.
This often results in a photographer issuing a subsequent additional invoice 12 – 24 months following the date of the original invoice if the images are still being used by you, the client.
It is important to clarify these copyright issues before you commission any photographer.
Bernard O’Sullivan of Inside Out Photography (IOP) has been a qualified professional photographer for forty-years and is ‘Old-School’. IOP grants time and platform un-restricted copyright once the invoice has been paid in full.
NB: As originating author IOP also retains shared copyright unless agreed in advance.
Caveats: IOP does request that you do not share or sell on images to image libraries, or other contractors whose products and services may have been feature but whoa were not part of any commissioning agreement.
Safeguarding Your Copy-Rights: IOP does request that you do not share or sell on images to image libraries, or other contractors whose products or commercial services may have been feature but who were not part of the original commissioning agreement.
It is also important to be assured that images commissioned by you, are not re-sold to competitors without your knowledge and permission!
For our full terms and conditions please follow this link.
Regardless of what you pay for something, if you end up not being happy to use it, it was expensive!
Your image is your future: trust it to a true professional!
Bernard O’Sullivan ABIPP
Inside Out photography are commercial photographers covering
Manchester, Buxton, Liverpool, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham,
Bolton, Doncaster, Derby, North West, Midlands and UK wide.