Inchiquin Posted May 15, 2014 Share Posted May 15, 2014 It's that time of the year again - Landscape Photographer of the Year. I gave up entering several years ago when I realised my images just weren't inspiring enough but I've always been a bit bothered by the rules, which seem to apply these days to pretty well all competitions. As usual, entrants must "have the prior permission of those pictured in the image" and "have received any necessary permissions from the owner(s) of buildings included in submitted images" for the usage rights required, which is basically anything connected with the competition. So how do others react to these rules? If you see a stunning landscape, would you walk all round it first to get written permission from any people in the shot? If you're taking an urban scene would you visit every building in the shot and get permission from the owners before pressing the shutter? Or would you submit the pics anyway on the basis that the usage rights required are not commercial in the narrow image rights sense, but in the knowledge that you have been dishonest in accepting the terms and that you might lose any prize you were awarded? Or do you just not enter the competition because it's virtually impossible to adhere to the rules? If so, do you wonder how all the other entrants sleep at night if their images contain people or buildings? Alan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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