Release for Wedding
two kinds of announcements:
you intend on using the photo as part of the announcement, such as a picture
with the text printed on by the announcement printing company - then I release
the copyright to you at no charge.
2. If you intend on placing a picture inside your printed
announcements, called inserts, then those would be ordered through me. Quantity orders in color, black-and-white, and sepia
toned inserts can be ordered with an approximate turn-around time
of 2-3 working days. Prices vary by quantity.
Release for Newspapers, Scanning and Printing
A Copyright Release is
newspaper announcement publication.
Scanning proofs for
use as personal wallpaper or to be e-mailed to distant family members for the
purpose of providing a visual example of the print to facilitate a print
order is permitted with verbal permission only.
Enlargements are not to be scanned or copied and to do so is copyright
Scanning proofs or enlargements for
the purpose of printing or distributing them in anyway is copyright
strictly prohibited. Illegal copying and printing of enlargements is no
different than stealing from me and denying me the opportunity to make a
fair living from my photography.
Release for Stock Images to Magazines or other Media outlets
Media Copyright Releases for image use are
available upon request and payment of the required usage fee. Usage fees
are determined by type of use, area of use, and multiple use needs. Upon
commission payment the required release will be granted either through e-mail
notification or as part of a submission of images.
Release with Purchase of Negatives
After 12 months, which is generally considered
the commercial value of portrait images, you may purchase the negatives or
digital files for $1 per negative/file plus shipping/handling and sales tax. The
reproduction rights are then released to you and you may store, print, or
distribute the images in any way. The ability to purchase your negatives
is important to future generations and as a method of keeping family histories
and archives. However, even with your purchase, I still retain the
original copyright and can use those image for business advertising purposes.