Take your rights seriously. If you do not, no one else will.
Today’s photographic market is far better structured and organized than that of earlier years; however, the responsibility of protecting your rights as a photographer is up to you. The new copyright laws afford the freelance photographer more security and protection from abuse by photographic buyers. Nevertheless, some abuse continues, mostly due to negligence and ignorance on the photographer’s part. Protecting your stock photos from being overused and underpaid is very simple. Get it in writing and never sign an agreement you do not understand! Follow the payment and collection practices outlined in the forms and contracts signed.
As always, if you have questions about your rights, copyright issues, or contract queries, please call or email us so we can help you!