Due to the unauthorized use and profit of my photos (UFF and UFFOA), I have set all League Football galleries to private.
When a photographer takes a photo.. they own the copyright period..
- Unless you obtain legal permission by contact( by contacting the photographer and say…Hey, can I take your photo and do this?) you can not do the following…
- right click and save as
- post it in other media outlets, where other people can download it
- Sell the photos, even if you so call edit them..
- Edit those photos and say it’s yours
There have been a couple of photographers that have been a victim of this..
You think it’s just a photo.. but it’s not… it’s the TIME and EXPENSE..
Say a photographer charges $50.00 to come out and take some photos of your game..
Game Time.. 3 hours
Editing time… 6 hours…
$50.00 divided by 9.. that’s $5.55 an hour.. Florida Minimum Wage is $8.05 an hour
- Equipment.. Look up how much it cost for a camera.. lenses and other necessities it is to be a photographer (thousands of dollars)
- Software.. Look up how much it cost to have photo editing and video editing software (Hundreds of dollars)
- Travel time ( gas/food/lodging)
- Editing time.. Holy crap depending how many pictures we take.. it can be HOURS and HOURS.. roughly around 4-8 hours.
- Yearly Expenses (Domain/Gallery)
Yes we love sports photography.. we love the action and what we can capture, because we love being a photographer. And we have volunteered.. VOLUNTEERED our time and dedication to your team/league and to only be disrespected.
What if this were to happen… Say you have a lawn service.. you mow and trim the home owners yard.. took up to 4 hours.. and it looks super! I go to the owner of the house and take the $ for what you have done, I wave to you.. and say Nice job! Keep up the good work. Get in my car and drive away. How does that make you feel?
I am not trying to be mean but it’s been happening way to much and we (as photographers) are being taken advantage of because of our generosity. Just because it’s seen in a public gallery or on a website doesn’t mean you have the permission to do what you want.
If you still don’t understand about copyright infringement .. I will be more than happy to explain.
Thank you.. Have a great day!