Fees for the commercial use of photos

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Phil Stovell, May 19, 2010.

  1. Phil Stovell

    Rob Morley Guest

    What do you expect when you offer nothing but bluster and bullshit?
    You may think that you're wonderfully clever, but here we have only
    your posts as evidence and I have to say it's not looking good.
    Rob Morley, Jun 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    He called me "ignorant and offensive" because I asked him for cites to
    back up his claims of court cases.....
    Chris H, Jun 23, 2010
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Not only do you not know just how great he is, you even question his
    word - clearly ignorant and offensive in the extreme, I'm not surprised
    he excommunicated you.
    Rob Morley, Jun 23, 2010
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    Chris H Guest

    I feel suitably ashamed :)
    Chris H, Jun 24, 2010
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    A.Lee Guest

    It is Polson, he has a history of being offensive, and making wild
    claims of what he has done in the past, as well as berating others if
    they disagree with his 'ideas'.
    I see he now claims to be a photographer again in this thread. You do
    know he had a photo published on the cover of a quality magazine once?
    Paris Match iirc. Though of course, he is too humble to tell anyone
    which month/year it was.
    And being the shy retiring type, he does not want to show any of his
    pics on a website. No doubt in the belief that his standards will
    belittle anyone who views his work.
    He was an 'advisor' to one of the Contractors investigating the Gerrards
    Cross railway tunnel collapse a few years ago. Of course, he loved to
    tell everyone about it on uk.railway, but then wouldnt disclose who he
    actually worked for as it was 'confidential'.
    Strange that, it was hardly a secret investigation, with all people on
    the site being clearly visible to TV and any photographers there, yet
    his role was so sensitive it couldnt be revealed.
    Or, maybe he has a vivid imagination.

    A.Lee, Jun 24, 2010
  6. Phil Stovell

    A.Lee Guest


    In both of your cases, you were taking the photographs on private
    property, and it is quite usual for the owners of the property to insist
    on either a fee for commercial use, or to make clauses such that
    photographs are for personal use only, and cannot be publicly displayed
    or sold on.

    Taking the pics from the road however is quite copyright free, so get a
    long lens!

    How was the YSP anyway?
    I've always fancied a visit.
    A.Lee, Jun 24, 2010
  7. If you like scupture, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is probably the best
    place in Britain to see it IMHO, it's a brilliant setting for big pieces
    and makes a very enjoyable day out at any time of year (but pick dry
    weather as there's a lot of grassy areas to cross which get muddy in wet
    weather (snowy weather is fine though!). There are indoor areas too but
    really you want to stroll about the parkland. I've taken quite a few
    photographs there, there's some very nice sightlines.
    Gordon Freeman, Jun 25, 2010
  8. Agree entirely, but in the context of this thread be careful what you do
    with the photos. I'm not allowed to sell photos taken there (though
    they've given permission to exhibit them) as 'that's how we make our

    I would have thought they'd have made more by taking a percentage of my



    Michael J Davis

    "I never have taken a picture I've intended.
    They're always better or worse."
    Diane Arbus
    Michael J Davis, Jun 25, 2010
  9. Gordon Freeman, Jun 26, 2010
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