photo copyright


reso

Link Posted 24/11/2017 - 23:22
Hi all
a couple of my photos have been used in two local paper how do i put a copyright on to the photo
advice please
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johnriley

Link Posted 25/11/2017 - 01:13
You already own the copyright in your photos and don't need to do anything.

If the newspapers have used your images without permission, as they can't unpublish them ( a website could take them down) you might consider sending them an invoice.
Best regards, John

Kevriano

Link Posted 25/11/2017 - 07:09
reso wrote:
Hi all
a couple of my photos have been used in two local paper how do i put a copyright on to the photo
advice please

What John said, but also, pretty much every camera has the ability to add copyright to the exif data. It just needs to be set up.
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RobL

Link Posted 25/11/2017 - 08:22
Ditto in Lightroom and probably other PP software as well. That gives you the option to add copyright with your name to an online image or omit for prints.

JAK

Link Posted 25/11/2017 - 12:45
reso hasn't suggested how the papers got hold of his photos. If from social media sites the exif often gets stripped so the copyright added that way gets lost. An indiscreet superimposed sig somewhere in the photo can help.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 25/11/2017 - 12:46

Algernon

Link Posted 25/11/2017 - 15:46
I'm quite sure that having the original plus other shots taken at the same place would be good enough to prove Copyright. There's bound to be a Freelance site that explains it.

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JAK

Link Posted 25/11/2017 - 18:55
I now know what happened and Reso has confirmed it's OK for me to say here. Reso sent some of his car photos to the crews concerned and it was they who submitted the photos to the papers. So presumably the papers wouldn't have queried it.
Local papers don't normally pay much (if anything) for submitted photos these days so I wouldn't think it is worth making much of a fuss over.
Given Reso has provided the means for the crews to get some free publicity, if chased perhaps they might get him a free pass to an event and a private photo shoot. Might work out well all round with a closer inside link to the sport he likes. I hope so.
John K

razashaikh

Link Posted 06/12/2017 - 05:17
I am using Add Text and Timestamp on Gallery Photos to add copyright stamps on my photographs. Works pretty well for me.
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Last Edited by razashaikh on 06/12/2017 - 05:18

cabstar

Link Posted 09/12/2017 - 12:17
These problems can be avoided by simply specifying what images can be used for when giving them away. And giving them away is the concern here if they’re given to a commercial organisation with no restrictions then they will be used how they want.

Local news pays very little for images. I had an image of a local shop on fire and finally settled on a fee of £25 and then had to remind them numerous times to pay me.

I now do a lot of PR work for companies that ends up in the papers where the company pays me for my time and licensing far more lucrative than sending to local newspapers and my work is still published in the local rag win win
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royd63uk

Link Posted 09/12/2017 - 14:05
Cabstar time to lose that sig
Quote:
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cabstar

Link Posted 11/12/2017 - 01:18
Yeah I should really change it to FF with a faster frame rate 😂
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pgweber

Link Posted 11/12/2017 - 10:46
cabstar wrote:
Yeah I should really change it to FF with a faster frame rate 😂

...and fewer (24?) MP?
Peter

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cabstar

Link Posted 12/12/2017 - 14:33
Nah I’m used to 24megapixel 7fps now so wouldn’t settle for less than that now
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JAK

Link Posted 12/12/2017 - 15:07
I'd have trouble recomposing the photo in the frame to take another one repeatedly in under half second intervals.
Surely a seconds worth of photos at 7fps means they must be almost all the same so does it matter how many it takes? If it's to capture a specific instance in an explosion or something video or dedicated hi-speed camera is the way to go.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 12/12/2017 - 15:14
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