Copyright and Print Release Terms and Conditions
A staple of any photographers business is the product he sells, and in todays digital age, and ease of obtaining prints at retail outlets, certain protections are afforded to professional photographers.
By law, copyright is retained by Michael James Photography for all images we capture during contracted sessions and events. Michael James Photography reserves all rights except as noted below. Unauthorized reproduction, printing and publication without expressed written consent from Michael James Photography is subject to civil and legal penalty.
While many photographers guard their copyright aggressively. We at Michael James Photography have come up with a compromise for his clients that keep everyone happy. Michael is less concerned with the quality of smaller prints.. and so he allows you to obtain prints at any retail vendor in smaller sizes. Larger prints are very likely going to be more prominently displayed. As such, Michael prefers that you purchase your larger prints directly from his lab to ensure the best print and highest quality product for beauty and durability. Michael has provided his clients with this compromise in writing in the form of his limited print release. -See below-
Limited Print Release
All clients, by virtue of possession of this release, are authorized to obtain prints up to 100 square inches from any retail vendor in unlimited quantities.
Retail Vendors are hereby released from liability for providing printed materials of images to which Michael James Photography owns copyright provided that no finished print exceeds 100 square inches as directed above.
Due to the inherent nature of the printing process, and different processes and calibration processes, Michael James Photography cannot gaurantee the quality of images obtained from any vendor other than those purchased directly from his lab through the clients web album.
Images larger than 100 square inches are not included in this release and must be purchased directly from the clients web album.
Digital Usage Rights
Client is authorized to use digital images online. Client should give credit to the Michael James Photography when and where possible with trackback links provided.
Digital images may be used in collages or compilations provided that no image is printed larger than 100 square inches.If there are any questions or concerns regarding this release please contact us using the appropriate communication channels.