Copyright and Reproduction

A Contract is an important part of any business transaction. I started photography doing X-deals and these are among friends that would like to have professional looking photos. For this, we have a verbal contract. I know verbal contracts will never hold in court but are good among friends/colleagues.

Now, i just had a client that wants their photos out of my site. We have a contract that states:

“5. Copyright and Reproductions. The Photographer shall own the copyright in all images created and shall have the exclusive right to make reproductions. The Photographer shall only make reproductions for the Client or for the Photographer’s portfolio, samples, self-promotions, entry in photographic contests or art exhibitions, editorial use, or for display within or on the outside of the Photographer’s studio. If the Photographer desires to make other uses, the Photographer shall not do so without first obtaining the written permission of the Client.”

With all due respect, i will remove your photos from my site but please read the contract that you and i agreed upon.

I shot this event for more than 2 consecutive days and putting more than 15 hours of work (excluding photo editing that took almost 3 days to finish) which was supposed to be a single day event maximum of 8 hours of shoot. i didn’t charge for the extra hours, stayed as long as the event was ongoing and never had a complaint for all your requests.

Well, i guess that’s it. Client CONTRACT: “TERMINATED!”

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