ASMP Presents: WHAT EVERY ARTIST SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COPYRIGHT & RELEASES with Susan Carr & Richard Kelly
Whether you are creating images for an exhibition, to share online, to publish traditionally, for commercial application or to teach a photography course, you need to understand the basics of copyright law, releases and privacy rights. These topics are related and together determine what can and cannot be used. These issues are not black and white and require consideration constantly. For example, you may own the copyright to an image of a person, but without a signed model release by your subject there is little you can do with that image. Conversely, if you have a model release, but signed your copyrights over to a client or created the work for your employer, you have no rights to the image and therefore can not use it without permission from the copyright holder. Learn what you need to know in order to avoid costly mistakes!
Thursday, April 5.
12:30pm – 2:15pm
Susan Carr is a Chicago-based photographer and has been in business for over twenty years. Her photographs are included in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A past president of ASMP, Susan has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Susan organizes and manages the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business conferences and currently serves as Education Director at ASMP. Susan is the editor of the latest ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography (2008), published by Allworth Press and recently completed her own book, The Art and Business of Photography.
Richard Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based editorial and corporate photographer creating environmental portraits with style. Currently, the President of Richard Kelly Photography and an educator at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers, from 2003 to 2007 Richard was the Director of Photography for WQED Multimedia. A past president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), he is also a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Society of Photographic Educators.