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18-02-10, 12:21 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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As I understand it any photos taken are the copyright property of the photographer, BUT!!! if one is comishoned to do a shoot THEN! that person THAT HIRED YOU owns the the rights as far as I am aware ( IAM OPEN TO CORECTION ONTHIS!!)
All photos you take are yours and yours alone. The copyright on a commisioned portrait shoot stays with the photographer unless he or she signs that copyright away.
It seems a bit odd to me that the shops won't print them under copyright law as it sounds like nonsense to me.
I think Andys suggestion is the easiest - have a simple document stating that the bearer is granted full rights to reproduce the images and has the full permission of the photographer to do so. If you put your contact details on it, the shop could get in touch with you if they really wanted.
Your other option would be to set up an online system allowing people to order their prints directly off the internet. I have a system where people can order a print which is sent directly to them and all I have to do is authorise it. Have a look at the "Buy my prints" link in my signature to see the system in action (I'm not coercing you into buying though!)
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