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Hi guys, 

Quick and probably very easy to answer question.

There are a few photos of me on this website that i don't remember given permission to be used as stock, is that something i would of had to agree to?

http://www.alamy.com/search.html?CreativeOn=1&adv=1&ag=0&all=1&creative=&et=0x000000000000000000000&vp=0&loc=0&qt=jamie%20langlands&qn=&lic=6&lic=1&imgt=0&archive=1&dtfr=&dtto=&hc=&selectdate=&size=0xFF&aqt=&epqt=&oqt=&nqt=&gtype=0

I would like to contact the owner and see if i can get copies of these. How would i go about doing that?

I am a garden designer and this is of one of my show gardens.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Jamie.

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You can buy a licence to use the images by clicking through to the order page.

Your permission isn't usually required, especially if the photograph was taken lawfully in public.

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Ah i see, seems strange as the photos were posed. 

I don't particularly remember them being taken as a lot for press ect get done a day.

Looks like i will have to pay for them then, 

Thank you for your help

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I've just googled the photographer so he's not hard to find. He might let you have a print for your own use but as it's his livelihood you'd expect to pay if you wanted to use it, say, to promote your business.

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I don't mind paying, my concern was using posed photos of me without permission.

I shall send him an email.

Thank you for your help, once again. 

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I see, but he'd probably say, as I think I would, that posing for a photograph is permission of a sort.

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Hi guys, 

 

Quick and probably very easy to answer question.

 

There are a few photos of me on this website that i don't remember given permission to be used as stock, is that something i would of had to agree to?

 

http://www.alamy.com/search.html?CreativeOn=1&adv=1&ag=0&all=1&creative=&et=0x000000000000000000000&vp=0&loc=0&qt=jamie%20langlands&qn=&lic=6&lic=1&imgt=0&archive=1&dtfr=&dtto=&hc=&selectdate=&size=0xFF&aqt=&epqt=&oqt=&nqt=&gtype=0

 

I would like to contact the owner and see if i can get copies of these. How would i go about doing that?

 

I am a garden designer and this is of one of my show gardens.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you!

 

Jamie.

 

You may want to read this blog post

And this one.

 

wim

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Interesting, for sure. Maybe i'm being dumb but it doesn't seem to fall into those categories. 
 

''Images taken in public places

If you didn’t give your permission, but the photographer took the image in a public place, the image can be used if it meets either of the below:

  • It is being used for editorial use e.g. to illustrate an article or story
  • The photo is of a crowd in a public place e.g. at a festival or on a busy street ''

    These are posed photos, of me alone. 


 

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Interesting, for sure. Maybe i'm being dumb but it doesn't seem to fall into those categories. 

 

''Images taken in public places

If you didn’t give your permission, but the photographer took the image in a public place, the image can be used if it meets either of the below:

  • It is being used for editorial use e.g. to illustrate an article or story
  • The photo is of a crowd in a public place e.g. at a festival or on a busy street ''

     

    These are posed photos, of me alone. 

 

At a glance, it seems to fall directly into the first line of that note above.

You didn't directly give permission, however, the photographer has clearly marked these as being without either model or property releases - hence they're fine for editorial use.

Are you saying this wasn't a place where the public were allowed access?

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Ah OK, i understand that a little better now.

I have sent him a polite email to esquire and i shall purchase some copies.

Thank you once again.

Jamie.

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Hi guys, 

 

Quick and probably very easy to answer question.

 

There are a few photos of me on this website that i don't remember given permission to be used as stock, is that something i would of had to agree to?

 

http://www.alamy.com/search.html?CreativeOn=1&adv=1&ag=0&all=1&creative=&et=0x000000000000000000000&vp=0&loc=0&qt=jamie%20langlands&qn=&lic=6&lic=1&imgt=0&archive=1&dtfr=&dtto=&hc=&selectdate=&size=0xFF&aqt=&epqt=&oqt=&nqt=&gtype=0

 

I would like to contact the owner and see if i can get copies of these. How would i go about doing that?

 

I am a garden designer and this is of one of my show gardens.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you!

 

Jamie.

 

I'd suggest you e-mail Alamy and ask them to pass on your contact details and ask him to contact you.  Or if he can be traced through a search engine then contact him directly.

 

As to the question of permission.  He can sell the images through Alamy to illustrate you as the garden designer or the particular show where the image was taken.  The pictures cannot be used to promote the work of any other garden designer or any product, or at least you might reasonably complain if that happened.  Other uses which would be unreasonable would be if it were used in a defamatory context. 

 

In general where a person poses for a photograph a condition of confidence arises between the photographer and subject.  It does not give the photographer a right to publish the image, in fact that could potentially be a breach of confidence.  However where someone poses at a press conference or to someone who is, or appears to be, a press photographer they are posing in the expectation of the picture being published and the ensuing publicity.  As long as that publicity relates to the event and the subject himself then that is reasonable.  But the mere fact that someone allows or co-operates with having their picture taken does not give rise to a right to publish.

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Hi guys, 

 

Quick and probably very easy to answer question.

 

There are a few photos of me on this website that i don't remember given permission to be used as stock, is that something i would of had to agree to?

 

http://www.alamy.com/search.html?CreativeOn=1&adv=1&ag=0&all=1&creative=&et=0x000000000000000000000&vp=0&loc=0&qt=jamie%20langlands&qn=&lic=6&lic=1&imgt=0&archive=1&dtfr=&dtto=&hc=&selectdate=&size=0xFF&aqt=&epqt=&oqt=&nqt=&gtype=0

 

I would like to contact the owner and see if i can get copies of these. How would i go about doing that?

 

I am a garden designer and this is of one of my show gardens.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you!

 

Jamie.

 

I'd suggest you e-mail Alamy and ask them to pass on your contact details and ask him to contact you.  Or if he can be traced through a search engine then contact him directly.

 

As to the question of permission.  He can sell the images through Alamy to illustrate you as the garden designer or the particular show where the image was taken.  The pictures cannot be used to promote the work of any other garden designer or any product, or at least you might reasonably complain if that happened.  Other uses which would be unreasonable would be if it were used in a defamatory context. 

 

In general where a person poses for a photograph a condition of confidence arises between the photographer and subject.  It does not give the photographer a right to publish the image, in fact that could potentially be a breach of confidence.  However where someone poses at a press conference or to someone who is, or appears to be, a press photographer they are posing in the expectation of the picture being published and the ensuing publicity.  As long as that publicity relates to the event and the subject himself then that is reasonable.  But the mere fact that someone allows or co-operates with having their picture taken does not give rise to a right to publish.

 

The photographer's name is the first few hits on Google and the OP has already found him.

I don't know where you are, but this example is in England. The restrictions aren't quite so onerous. Where someone poses for a press photographer he'll have a hard time arguing that it can't be used.

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Thanks everyone for wading in before I had a chance to get back to Jamie. He emailed me a couple of days ago but I was tied up until now. We are in contact. 

 

For the record, I was at the event in the grounds of Blenheim Palace with permission of the organisers and the pictures in question we originally taken for a local newspaper. This is something I would have explained at the time but the (smallish) garden was rammed and the shot I wanted (with the funky fountain) was across the full width so communication wasn't the easiest and basically involved lots of shouting. At one point I had to get the entrance blocked to get a clear view!

 

As others have pointed out there are no model/property releases, its a press picture after all, which restricts the use to editorial only although ultimately that would be an issue for the publisher and not me. 

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Thanks everyone for wading in before I had a chance to get back to Jamie.

No reason for us to know he'd tried to contact you. In fact by asking how to contact you he implied that he didn't even know who you were.

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It was a clumsy way of me saying thank you to everyone who took the time to respond before I could ... 

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I've sold a couple of my garden designer pics taken at Chelsea Flower Show. I'd always think that it's a good means of exposure and advertising to the designer. 

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To be fair, if you're exhibiting at Blenheim Flower Show, you should expect your picture to appear in the press...

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To be fair, if you're exhibiting at Blenheim Flower Show, you should expect your picture to appear in the press...

To be even fairer, you should INSIST that it appears in the press :)

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