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Kenneth Maurer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2007
 

Should I allow her to use my photo?


I was asked by someone that saw one of my photos on BetterPhoto, if she may use it on a website that she is making. Although I do not know anything about the subject of the website she is building, I do not see any harm in letting her use it. I googled this person and "Holographic Repatterning" seems to be her field. Does anybody have any suggestions, advice, warnings, etc., about allowing her to use one of my photos. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Ken


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3/26/2008 3:20:30 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  welcome ken.
you have to find out what her site is promoting that her site is making a statement,or is she with a cause.
guilty by association.your photo with a credit,not mentioned,leaves it so vague that you agree with the website.
I have only 2 photos out there donated,with full rights,and have been honored.
it' a feel,profit,non-profit,a viable cause?


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3/26/2008 9:26:18 PM

 
Jerry Frazier   What do you get out of it?

Why should you?

I just quote a price, and that's usually the end of that.


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3/27/2008 12:09:13 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  i don't know jerry.a self supporting moral that we support a cause,or that we support an idea greater than our own?
sam


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3/28/2008 12:01:25 AM

 
Kenneth Maurer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2007
  Sam, Jerry, thank you very much for taking the time to respond to my question. I appreciate it.
Ken


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3/28/2008 4:00:11 PM

 
Nikki D. Storms   Could be advertisement for you! find out what the website contains....


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5/6/2008 5:50:43 PM

 
Mary Iacofano
MARYIACOFANO.COM
 
Will her website protect the image? Will it be able to lifted off that site for anyone to use anyway w/o your knowledge?
Why would you want to give away your hard work? As someone stated to me once, "The lenses in the bag are not free, why should your work be?"
I looked at your gallery. Your photos are outstanding. No way would I give away any of those. Your work is awesome.


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5/6/2008 8:01:07 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  once,said photo is donated,the rights are also donated,piracy,as mentioned,is also turned over.
the request as to the use of a photo is an honor,with research.
some posess knowledge,why would anyone ever want to share that for free eh...
wether free or through professional sales isn't it the same photograph,the same artist and the same vision?
it's possible my dial up is slowing my thinking?
buford


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5/7/2008 7:17:57 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  So Ken, she's in the holographic biz, eh? I'm into mystic crystals myself. My blue crystal tells me that if your photo depicts recognizable people or products to illustrate a website, which is publishing, you should have a release. If not, my red crystal tells me "danger danger boys and girls".

And no Sam, it's probably not your dial up. LOL !!
Take it light.
Mark


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5/7/2008 7:25:41 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  well I grew up a farm boy so maybe it's the dial up on life?
ignore me nickcole,that I go off at times with a different understanding.maybe a bit more accumulated,less intelligent knowledge.
sometimes the danger,danger will,reminds us of the past?
the ignorance of some and by use of our photo is not relevent.
the photo was taken with intent...idea.
now,a question of misuse or to support a cause,not the intent of the photographer,falls not on us.
I think we photograpgh to convey a message or to conyey an
idea.but never to support anothers point of view or cause unless under contract with a paid assessed value as possibly our own demise by association.
if the courts or other eyes see it differently,although not our intent,then we have failed to elect a true governing body.
are most judges appointed nickcole?advertisement judges are every 2 years.


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5/8/2008 8:54:42 PM

 
Carlton Ward
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2005
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  Hi Kenneth,
I just looked at Corbis.com and looked at comparable butterfly images and they are selling images - 640kb/$95.00 up to 50MB/$450.00. These are usage fees and you still retain all rights of your work.
I suppose you could even sell a 320kb for $50.00 if you dont think she needs a larger image.
Hope this helps,
Carlton


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5/10/2008 7:35:09 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  got your email kenneth.the world around us is a bunch of thieves.
fullfill yourself with honor.
that you donate your photo to a site or cause,excludes you to an inclusion as to their cause or benifit.
as to a cause,your call.even a misuse is ok because we know your intent....
well.


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5/11/2008 10:03:15 PM

 
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