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This is first nude photograph I sold, still a favourate of mine.


This is first nude photograph I sold, still a favourate of mine.

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I hope there were no bees about. LOL Welcome to Shutterchance.
Mark Varley: Nope, no bees on this shoot :o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Sep 2007, 20:06
Great picture - I can understand why you like it.

Just a question (I don't have the answer, but it pops from my professional world). If you have sold a picture, can you as the photographer still own it - to exhibit or sell again?

When I am hired to provide a computer based solution on the client's machine, that client owns the solution. If I want to copy it for re-use I need their permission. It doesn't keep me from going back and develop a similar solution on my own pc.

If I take a pic, sell it to an ad company and they use it in some campaign - here I come and do something with that picture and impact on their campaign. Surely there will be repercussions in this case?

This question is just a case of curiosity - something which I have never thought about myself.
Mark Varley: When I someone buys a print they buy the physical object, the actual print, all rights to the image remain with me.
When someone buys rights to an image, as an ad agency may do, then they may buy exclusive use of the image for a period of time, or simply usage rights for a certain print-run. Occasionally they may even buy copyright (which is expensive unless they have commissioned the image).
If you use an image and it impacts their ad campaign then you may or not be in breach of the contract, if you are it will cost you (which is why we're insured) and you will find it hard getting work in that industry again, if you're not in breach of contract then it'll not cost you financially but the bad feeling will count against you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Sep 2007, 20:37
Thanks a lot. A quick and clear answer.

You either buy the print, which is a copy; or it is all in the contract.

Thanks again.
Mark Varley: Yep, thats basically it smile
  • tetsu
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • 11 Sep 2007, 08:48
Dreamy capture!
Nice work. smile
Mark Varley: Thank you smile
  • Dudee
  • Indonesia
  • 13 Sep 2007, 12:30
very strong pict. it's very dreamlike smile welcome to the community.
Mark Varley: Thank you Dudee smile I like it here already.
First, to give the welcome him to Shutterchance. I believe that with you we are going to have beautiful images. The example is this wonderful photo of nature by all the sites. You first photo happens here to comprise of my Likeys! smile
Mark Varley: Thank you. It is my pleasure to share my work here with you all smile
  • Kay
  • 22 Sep 2007, 03:24
Beautiful photo, Mark.
Mark Varley: Thank you Kay.

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