All photographs and content of this website are the copyright of photographer Guy Harrop © 2016.
These may not be reproduced, copied or manipulated in any way or for any purpose without the written consent of photographer Guy Harrop.
If you want to use any of the images on this site, they may be available for licencing but this must be negotiated prior to any use with photographer Guy Harrop.
COPYRIGHT gives a photographer the right to control the ways in which their photographs may be used protecting them against the unlawful usage and unauthorised reproduction of their works.
Knowing the legal position on how and when images can be used is essential for both professional photographers and their clients.
The copyright in a photograph belongs to the person who took it under the Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. This means that clients may only use photographs taken by a professional photographer in ways that have been agreed at the time they were commissioned.
If further uses are required at a later date, permission must be sought from the copyright holder and an additional fee agreed.
Copyright offers protection against unauthorised reproduction of the photographs and entitles the owner to economic benefit from this.
For this reason, it is essential that clients specify the uses to which images will be used – preferably in writing – when briefing the photographer and requesting a quotation. This agreement then forms part of the contract. The contract should cover how the work will be used, where (geographically) it will be used and for how long it will be used.
As stated above, under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, copyright in any photograph automatically belongs to the photographer. Similar laws also apply in other countries.
Copyright can be assigned to another person or company, but only if the photographer Guy Harrop is in agreement. Assignment of copyright will be in writing, otherwise all copyright remains with the photographer Guy Harrop under the Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988.
It should be noted that while the client who commissioned the work may hold onto it, the photographer, being the copyright owner, has a clear right of access to the material.
When you commission photographer Guy Harrop to do work on your behalf the copyright to the images remains with the photographer.
Licensing allows photographers to keep the copyright in their work whilst giving their clients the freedom they need to use their photography in a range of contexts. A licence specifies the precise circumstances under which photographs may be used.
Once the licensed period has expired, the photographer has the right to have the originals returned in good condition and the client will cease to use further photographs from that set after the licensing date has passed.
At the end of the day, it is in the interests of all parties to know what is being agreed, hence the importance of a written contract.
Full Commercial Corporate Licence
The purpose of this licence is to allow a specific project or organisation, known hereafter as the client, to use Guy Harrop images to publicise themselves and their activities.
It is not to provide clients with ‘free to use’ library images.
The copyright of the images remains with the photographer, you are purchasing a licence to use the images so as not to breach his copyright.
The client is licensed to use images in:
Brochures, Web and Advertising for promotional purposes only
in their own printed and web based material to include advertising and self-promotion.
The client is able to publish the images in third party publications where the use of the image is specifically publicising the client only.
E.g. Listings for themselves, advertisements for themselves, advertorial about themselves
Editorial usage in newspapers and magazines.
The client can issue the images to the press on a ‘free to use’ basis on the understanding that the editorial environment is specifically editorial material about the client.