Dear Friends and Clients,
I have enjoyed years of working with you and I have enjoyed our shoots, putting together magical images, and seeing your enjoyment from the fruits of my labor.
I wanted, however, to bring up something that needs to be shared. As many photographers do, I have image coded each photograph I have ever taken. Those images are uploaded into a database, and it tracks where those photos, no matter how cropped, altered, or renamed, are used.
Out of curiosity, I opened this database report, and I was surprised to see that in over eighty percent of those usages, I was not given photo credit (www.glennbrogan.com
), which is part of our contractual agreement.
I am very glad that you enjoy the images we take together enough to post and share them on the internet and I hope that you will continue to share them. However, when the subject fails to give photographer credit, it is much like bootlegging a CD for your friends of an artist you like. The photographer loses both a possibility to improve their exposure, as well as the potential future business due to an uncredited photograph.
Please, in your photos, credit your photographer, no matter who it is. And photographers as well, credit your subjects. If you have any questions, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org