BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Farrin Manian


This is a two-pronged question.
How do you copyright a photograph?
Second, if a color landscape picture is accepted for publication in a magazine, can the black and white picture of the same scene shot on a different film be submitted for publication in another magazine as an original never been published photo?. Thanks for your help and keep up the good work of keep us amateurs informed.

To love this question, log in above
1/6/2003 4:07:02 PM

Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  Once you create a photo, it becomes yours (make sure to get model/property releases if applicable). You own the copyright, regardless of whether or not you register it with the U.S. Copyright Office.

If something is going to be published, you should make sure and check if you're selling the rights to that image or if you retain them.

A different photo is a different photo and can be published elsewhere and the issue begins again with what you're selling....


To love this comment, log in above
1/7/2003 11:18:42 PM

Log in to respond or ask your own question.