Legal question on portraits..

Old 02-10-2009, 06:49 AM
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Could someone point me in the right direction of where to look?
I took a senior portrait for a highschool senior about 6 months ago. Submitted it to her highschool, but I had left my EK logo on the bottom left of the photo (how her print was made).

Now she is contacting me telling me because she paid for senior portrait to be taken (did not buy rights to the photo), that I am not allowed to put the logo on the photo to be submitted to the yearbook.

Is this legit? I can see going either way.

Normally, I would not care and I'd just say okay and send it again without a logo, but- this has been the biggest PITA "client", and i've done extensive editing on her photo (i look too fat, i want these pimples gone my forehead is oily etc etc etc etc)for her at no extra cost (nevermind that she only paid 50$ for the 1hr shoot and a 8x10 print <me just trying to find summer work while i was home from school), im tempted to just give her the 50$ back, but being a broke college student, I don't want to take that route yet... lol

Any help would be appreciated =]
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:59 AM
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Default Personally, I HATE photographer logos on photos... Especially when it's just a poor college student.

and not a real business, like Olin Mills or other large studio.

No offense, but it's just really lame, IMHO.

When I do portraits, or any other thing for pay, I NEVER put a logo anywhere near it. I do it on sample images now and then, but very rarely.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:43 PM
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Default Lose the logo

As the others said, senior portraits are assumed to be for yearbooks and there's no need for logos in yearbooks. You never know what word of mouth can do for (or to) you, so treat each customer the best you can, even if they're a PITA.
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removed and resent, problem all set, thanks guys!
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Default As other have stated lose the logo...

If you included an image in the $50 price...that image should be logo free. In the future make sure you identify to potential clients a "sitting fee" for your time, what if any images are included, and prices for additional images and or/JPG files.
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