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03/31/2011 07:25:11 PM · #26
I think the photographer was well within his rights unless the contract said otherwise, every photo taken at any event could help build portfolios and could potentially be used to create more business. IMO just because he took a few shots that did not get in the album and possibly were not intended to should be no big deal. I do think he went wrong when he stated he specifically took the shots to get work from someone else but then again don't most successful photographers take advantage of photo ops when they come along and use them as advertising?

As far as the customer being mad, that is never good but that was more caused by being stupid enough to say he took them while on assignment, if he would have just presented the photos as photos taken at the wedding if the couple complained he could have told them there are several photos that did not make the cut for your wedding album but still have advertising value to you business and if they want copies they are available.
04/01/2011 09:54:29 PM · #27
Originally posted by vawendy:

Ok -- related to this:

I was hired to photograph a 90th birthday party. They wanted a couple of family photos and then some candids. It was all family there.

After the requested family photos, certain family members asked me to do pictures of just their immediate families. I didn't think it was a problem since it was all a big family affair. Was this acceptable? I'm thinking yes, and that the band is different since they weren't part of the wedding party/family. But now I'm not so sure...

I would say it is correct, as long as (like for the band) all the pictures transit through the person who hired you. Actually, it is a nice package to offer, big family, all the small families, and why not brothers and sisters, and any group you can think of! No?
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