3 Things you need to be aware of
The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. It has their name or branding. There are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to the professional digital images that you receive.
1) Copyright. The digital images that we provides you with have a copyright. This means the photographer has the option to use those photos. This helps to market their work and services anytime, in the future. We are however, also respectful of our clients. If there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it. This way we can honour your wishes by being GDPR compliant.
2) Image type. We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to the client have been cropped and have been edited. If you do require further touch ups we would need to provide you with a quote.
3) Image altering. While we appreciate your business, we welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies.
What constitutes image altering?
- Adding filters or editing photos in Photoshop
ï Removing our logo or studio name
ï Colour correcting or including transitions from colour to black and white
- ï Clipping people or objects out of the original shot
So why do we have this as a restriction? Our photos are a representation of our work. When a customer alters an image, it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work. This can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter.
We are happy to give a quote if you want images to be edited in a specific way or if you want further alterations made. For further information please read here