Patrick Cooper Posted October 22, 2017 Share Posted October 22, 2017 With most images, it's pretty straight forward to determine whether one should be commercial or editorial. However, there's one particular image I have which is a bit tricky. There is property visible in the photo and I do not have releases. However, the main subject, a rotunda in my home city, is over 100 years old so there's the possibility that it may not need a release. While not a building, I believe that some modern building designs are protected by copyright. I assume that most older buildings and structures are not (unless it's a creative work like a statue.) Though the design of this particular rotunda is slightly intricate in some areas so I'm not sure if that could be considered creative. There's also a modern building visible in the photo though it's in the background and is partly obscured by the rotunda. I can't see any logos or anything like that on the building. I have heard that in some cases, modern buildings can be used in commercial images if they're part of a city skyline view. There's not really a skyline view in this photo but the building is definitely not the main focus of the image. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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