Should a Professional Photographer Give Away Their Copyright? 6

Should a Professional Photographer Give Away Their Copyright?

Certain unique situations a client will call for the transfer of copyright / ownership of the photographers work. In these cases the professional is amply compensated, many times monetarily, for the sale of their copyright. I will cover these situations in a future discussion but for now; let’s look at the majority of commissioned photographic projects:

I hear this all the time … (voice of client)

I want ownership / copyright to all my photos
I want to be able to make my own prints
I want a CD or DVD with all original photos

Let me ask you something:

Q: Would a photographer or any other creative that was truly passionate about the work they do for you, your organization, product or event, be inclined to give away ownership to their creative work?

Do I Need a Professional Photographer? 13

Do I Need a Professional Photographer?

The following was inspired by a Poll introduced by @photojack on Twitter. The question posed was a simple one with a not so simple answer:

What Word or Phrase would you use to best describe the Photography industry today?

My answer was simply “ IN FLUX “ as I believe more than ever, that the amateurs in the industry are being weeded out daily and the professional photographers, passionate about their profession, like cream, are quickly rising to the top.

The introduction of digital technology has brought into to the market many part-time “shooters” that are directly competing with the full-time professional photographers. No studio expense, cheap equipment, many times no backup cameras, lens, lighting and charge a fraction of what a true full-time professional has to charge to make a living, all while providing mediocre photography at best.

During this “ FLUX “ the number of projects that I take on per month that are “re-shoots “ for clients that chose to use one of these part-timers has quadrupled from 2007. Most ask for a reduction in my rates as they indicate they already spent “X dollars“ and are over budget… and I simply say … (well, I’ll let you fill this in later)

Back to the question at hand “Do I Need a Professional Photographer? “

West Palm Beach Professional Photographer Model Headshot Corporate Event Wedding Portfolio 1

West Palm Beach Professional Photographer

Modeling Headshot Boudoir Corporate Event Wedding Portfolio & more

Everyone wants to know who they will be working with so I broke down and put up a picture of myself. As they say, “The Shoe Maker Goes Without Shoes” and as a professional photographer this also rings true but instead of shoes it’s photos of myself and family. 🙂

The proof is in the pudding! It’s my hope that you enjoy my blog and visit the ONLINE PORTFOLIO to see some of my current work. From Professional Headshot Photography to Magazine Cover Photography and beyond. This summer will be try too put at least 5-10 new images online a week! With in excess of 150,000 images “in the can”, it will be fun project to work on in between projects; wish me luck and please stop by frequently and view my online portfolio area.

My photography can be seen on Front Covers of Magazines Internationally, Brides Living-room Coffee Tables, Sensual Photography Boudoir Albums, Art Gallery Showings, Corporate Offices, Annual Reports, Fashion Designers Catalogs, Models Portfolios, Comp Cards and Actor & Actresses Head shots ( Headshot ), Advertising Agencies Stock Product, TV AD Spots and the list goes on. No job is too BIG! Over the years I have formed a team of professionals second to none which can accomplish any job at a competitive rate, impeccable professionalism and with exceptional final quality.

Visit CLIENTS tab to see a list of some of the many Corporations, Non-Profits, Models, Fashion Designers, Advertising Agencies, Authors, Brides and many more that I have worked or are still working with.

When your ready to commission an International Published Professional Photographer with over 18 years experience who is passionate about photography and commercial art / design and would like a quote or more booking information, CALL or complete our contact form on the left column of this blog or simply goto the CONTACT US tab at the top of the page.

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A Night In Nantucket – Private Party Professional Photography

When covering private parties for celebrities, socialites county or state officials and complete privacy by not posting their pictures to the general public. The above images are simply setup shots from the event; one is even a self portrait.

Over the years, my clients always recommend my services when privacy is of the utmost importance allowing their guests to relax knowing that no images will ever be leaked to the media.

Call us for available for all Professional Event Coverage, anywhere in South Florida & aboard, for gala or Private Parties where complete privacy is guaranteed.

Bassett Furniture Palm Beach South Florida – Professional Architectural & Product Photography

Bassett Furniture Palm Beach South Florida – Professional Architectural & Product Photography

Management and the sales staff at Bassett Furniture Palm Beach were absolutely gracious and understanding during this 2 hours shoot. Photographing a working facility during business hours always has it’s challenges. Most importantly, over the years, I’ve always tried to be a unobtrusive as possible to allow for clients to shop and sales to sell! The Architectural & Product Photography result have received rave reviews and I thank you all!