Frequently Asked Questions

 

What should I look for in a Professional?

In this day and age anyone with a cheap camera and a social media profile can add ‘Photographer’ to their name and call themselves a ‘Professional’. But, how can you, the buying public be sure they are a professional? Viewing pretty photographs on a Facebook or other social media site, only tells you part of the story. To assist you, we have created this list of frequently asked questions to help you know what to expect when choosing a photographer you can be confident in.

**Disclaimer: Rates and fees in this FAQ are based on our survey results and are for informational purposes only.  There may be photographers charging more or less than stated.

 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

What is the difference between copyright release and a print release?

A copyright release document releases the copyright from the photographer and transfers it over to the client. The client can then do whatever they wish with the image(s).

A print release document allows the client to print the photographer’s image(s) for personal use, while the photographer maintains copyright of the image(s).  Note that this release only applies to you and not to anyone else.  You may not send the image file to other people and let them print or otherwise reproduce.

Can I use any image I find online for my own website or other commercial purposes?

You must, at the very least, ask permission to use any image (or video or song) you find online.  Remember, this work was created by someone.  Licensing fees are typically charged according to the intended scope of use.  You can potentially save yourself from an expensive copyright fight by doing the right thing and asking for permission first.

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