Under law, it is the photographer who will own copyright on any photos taken, with the following exceptions a) if the photographer is an employee of the company the photos are taken for, or is an employee of a company instructed to take the photos, the photographer will be acting on behalf of the employer, and the company the photographer works for will own the copyright. b) If there is an agreement that assigns copyright to another party, which is in writing.In all other cases, the photographer will retain the copyright. If the photographer has been paid for his work, the payment will be for the photographer’s time and typically an allocated number of prints/digital images. The copyright to the photos or digital files will remain with the photographer, and therefore any reproduction without permission would be an infringement of copyright. It is contrary to the Copyright Act and strictly illegal to copy or to allow being copied, any photographs or digital images/files (this includes downloading from our web site or those of our agents).
If you commission a photograph for private and domestic purposes, since 1 August 1989 you generally have the right not to have the photograph exhibited in public such as by broadcasting or website. Our Terms and Conditions upon which we accepted your booking states that we may use the images taken for display, promotional, sale, competition entry and any other purpose without liability or compensation to the client or photographic subject. However, if it is your wish that we limit the use of the images or not use them at all, then you need to put this to us in writing immediately and PRIOR to the session taking place. Please note that our pricing in structured with your permission and cooperation to use the images for our own promotion and marketing purposes and therefore, removal of such permission and cooperation will result in an increase to the fees quoted/charged for your photography session. Clearly, you will be booking our photography services based on the pictures you have seen taken by us previously, without this we would not be able to show you our work.
All images/articles contained on this website site (primarily domains visualchaos.co.uk and visualchaosstudios.co.uk) are subject to UK Copyright Laws and remain the property of VisualChaos Studios at all times. No images may be downloaded or used without express permission from the photographer/author for any purpose whatsoever. VisualChaos Studios Ltd is not responsible for the content of any external websites to which we may link from our site.
Model TFCD (Time for CD or Prints)
You may use the prints and digital images provide by VisualChaos Studios with freely in connection with your own self-promotion. You may publish the images in magazines and other publications in connection with your own self-promotion; no fee is payable to the photographer for such publications but a credit is required. Digital images may be used on the model’s own website and on other modelling sites only and again with a credit. A credit must include the www.visualchaos.co.uk website address. You may not sell the photographs or anyway obtain payment for them.
Individuals and Company’s with permission to download our images for professional promotion
If VisualChaos Studios have granted permission or provided a link or CD to images for you to download, (that is where we have worked in conjunction with a mutual client) a License will be granted that you are required to acknowledge prior to downloading the images. This license can also be viewed by clicking here. In all other cases where the work has been commissioned, the images are made available under a different license, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Copyright Act 1988 as amended