Assignment / Commercial Photography

Please take a look at the individual portfolios, click on the ASSIGNMENT PORTFOLIOS above for the drop down list.

We would be happy to discuss your project, send us an email or call 770.737.2699

All images are available for commercial licensing to use in your advertising, brochures, editorial, marketing, website, packaging, print collateral and other photogrphaic needs. They are available in a variety of sizes and some images are also suitable for framing to use as office or home decor.

Commercial Photography - From Wikipedia (scroll down the wiki-page for definition)

Commercial photography is probably best defined as any photography for which the photographer is paid for images rather than works of art. In this light money could be paid for the subject of the photograph or the photograph itself. Wholesale, retail, and professional uses of photography would fall under this definition. The commercial photographic world could include:

  • Commercial photography is used to sell or promote a product, service, or idea. The photographs will be used for a business' commercial gain to promote their new products  & services.
  • Editorial photography is used for educational or journalistic purposes in magazines or on websites (ezines). The photographs will be used to illustrate an article in a publication.
  • Retail photography is commissioned or purchased for personal use. This can include weddings, portraits, family/personal life events and are only used by the buyers for personal enjoyment, sometime family, friends and acquantences will purchase a copy. No commercial use is granted.

Commercial, editorial or retail, photographs are intellectual property. In general the photographer is the owner of this property when the image is created. The photographer may license the images for a specific time frame or usage and may also sell/license the images to additional users. (Some text excepted from ASMP Liscensing Guide.)


Selling & Licensing Photographs - From Wikipedia

The exclusive right of photographers to copy and use their products is protected by copyright. Countless industries purchase photographs for use in publications and on products. The photographs seen on magazine covers, in television advertising, on greeting cards or calendars, on websites, or on products and packages, have generally been purchased for this use, either directly from the photographer or through an agency that represents the photographer. A photographer uses a contract to sell the "license" or use of his or her photograph with exact controls regarding how often the photograph will be used, in what territory it will be used (for example U.S. or U.K. or other), and exactly for which products. This is usually referred to as usage fee and is used to distinguish from production fees (payment for the actual creation of a photograph or photographs). An additional contract and royalty would apply for each additional use of the photograph. For example, the photographer may sell the use of one photograph to different companies for use on calendars, cereal boxes, magazines, greeting cards, or many other products, in many countries.


When to use an Assignment Photographer - info and ebook from Black Star.


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