Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] WE WUZ ROBBED!
From: "Michael E. Bérubé" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 12:30:56 -0500

For my wedding and portrait clients I have it in my agreement that if an 
image is published as publicity that they will ensure that I will be given 
a photo credit of "Photo by" For the most part I shoot 
portraits/weddings as modified "work for hire" so I figure that the free 
advertising from a small announcement shot is well worth the asking.

I've made some good contacts (and even gotten some free advertising in lieu 
of monetary compensation) by speaking rationally to the photo editors about 
their using my images without a credit. I guess having the initial prints 
stamped with the credit as I would like it, might increase the likelihood 
of getting credit.

All depends on what your gig is I suppose. A photo credit (or 
advertisement) of a good photo in the bridal section (where other brides 
are looking) for me is worth far more than the pittance that a small daily 
around here will offer anyhow.

Carpe Luminem,
Michael E. Bérubé