200pockets.com photo policy explained & understanding how I choose what to photograph
INTRODUCTION, PHOTO POLICY EXPLAINED
By way of introduction, my name is Bridget Canfield and I am an editorial photographer. In years past, I was a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and Editorial Photographers to learn and comply with the legal constraints of media photography. I abide by their best practices. I am a law abiding photographer.
EDITORIAL vs. COMMERCIAL USE
All images in the 200pockets.com photo archive are deemed editorial. These images neither require adult model or property signed releases and can be used free of charge for editorial use (to educate, inform or illustrate a story). For example – they can be used to accompany a newspaper article. My images have been used by online and printed newspapers.
Examples of editorial use – whose purpose is to educate and inform; to illustrate a story; to enhance the effectiveness of a story
- Articles (illustrating a story or idea within the context of a published piece of work)
- Book illustrations
- Directory (informational periodical)
- Educational materials (textbooks)
- Film/video (educational, non-promotional)
- Newsworthy event (documenting an event)
- Online photo gallery (website or social networking); example – Consensual Bop (jazz group) | Fleeting Trance | http://johnnashmusic.com/
- interior of a CD
- interior of a book; but not the cover
- Social networking (profile photo, header image, personal, non-commercial context)
- Social networking business page (photo gallery only)
In order for these images to be used commercially (to promote, sell, advertise or endorse) – the following is required:
- All persons depicted in the images must have a signed adult model release on file with 200pockets.com. Only original documents are acceptable, no zerox, PDF or photocopies.
- A signed property release must be on file with 200pockets.com. Only original documents are acceptable, no xerox, PDF or photocopies.
- Permission of photographer.
Examples of commercial use – whose purpose is to promote and sell; advertise, endorse services or sell products
- Artwork for the packaging of any project
- Book cover
- Business card
- CD or DVD cover art or artwork
- Crowd funding campaigns
- E-mail marketing
- Promotional posters & flyers
- Social networking (business profile)
- Website banner
- Photos taken at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco require an additional signed document + a US $30 fee per image if the photograph is to be used commercially.
Any individual or individuals who has been found to abuse or disregard the 200pockets.com photo policy will be subject to removal from the photo archive.
Photo usage policy subject to change without notice.
HOW I CHOOSE WHAT TO PHOTOGRAPH
As an editorial photographer, my focus is two fold –
- Photograph businesses and donate the images to Google Maps. Using photography to support local businesses. To date, over 3200 images contributed.
- Photographer of local musicians & bands. Priority to those with signed adult model releases on file with 200pockets.com. As I have over 100+ signed releases on file, I focus on those artists who are still actively performing and are local –
| Manasseh Bernal (of Fleeting Trance, Manny & The Black Outs) | Chris Bryant (of Garageland Rodeo) | Andre Custodio (of Consensual Bop) | Floyd Haas (of Off The Record) | Staci Hammond (of Off The Record) | Don Sputnik Juelich (of The New Frantics) | Rich Lund (of Off The Record) |Off The Record (band | Mark Secosh (of Consensual Bop) | Nina Jo Smith | Shark Alley Hobos (band) | Bob Scott | Jochen Straub (of Wish Inflicted, Off The Record) | Jeffrey Winslow (of Off The Record) |
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR MUSICIANS AND BANDS –
- Is a photographer welcome to photograph at the venue where you are performing? What access will she be granted?
- Safety concerns for the photographer – what parking is available (paid or unpaid), how safe is the environment?
- Will the photographer’s presence interfere with your audience & their enjoyment of your concert?
- Have all the musicians in your band signed an adult model release for 200pockets.com?
ENVIRONMENTAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT AFFECT MY DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY –
LED lighting can make it very difficult for me to successfully photograph as the camera struggles with focus. I do my best under these cirumstances (example). Incandescent lighting or daytime performances outdoors (such as this event) are best for me.
AFTER A PHOTOSHOOT? –
After a photoshoot,
- Digital negatives and reviewed and processed.
- Images are edited
- Copyright overlay added to the photo
- Uploaded to social networking websites
- Published to 200pockets.com (ie. Fleeting Trance, Consensual Bop, Shark Alley Hobos, …. )
- A ZIP file of the images is provided to the client (if requested).
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR SERVICES? –
I do not charge for my photography. I rely solely on optional donations which help me pay for transportation costs (petrol, tolls), website hosting, software upgrades & purchases, etc.
Artists have been very supportive of my work. I am grateful to my patrons.
Email – email@example.com.