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Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by CB Art & Framing, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Working with Photographers?

    I'm interested in selling a select number of prints from local photographers and would also like to "use" some images, with permission, as examples to market prints on canvas, wood, metal etc.

    Would appreciate some pointers on setting up an arrangement that works for both parties.
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  2. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    This is an interesting question.
    We work with many photographers to frame their images.
    Some of them are nationally known.
    You absolutely need to get permission to use the images.

    I have a photo friend who is nationally known and there is a book about her images.
    We have framed many of her photos.

    I have seen that some photographers will put a scroll across their images to make it unusable to try to copy and reproduce.

    I will ask my photo friend what she thinks about this and post her thoughts.
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  3. wpfay

    wpfay Angry Badger

    You will have to license the images or pay royalties (all worked out in advance) to use a photographers images in your own promotions or to sell.
    The photographer, unless they release the rights, are the sole owner of the intellectual property of their images, and are very well protected under copyright laws..

    Why not invite the photographer(s) that is/are potentially involved and see what kind of arrangement they would be comfortable with. Have them in for munchies and a beer after hours. They are usually a pretty amicable bunch, unless one is ripping another's style, but you should know who those are.
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  4. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Sounds like a good idea.
    -Any pointers on typical licensing agreement?
    -Also, as far as printing goes, is there a standard agreement for the print house (out sourced) to make sure they don't make unauthorized copies?
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