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Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

By selling them on a website they are of commerce and as such are now a commercial commodity.
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

You just walked over my point in your reply.

If you take my photograph and sell it to me, it's commerce but for, commissioned by me.
Now let's bolt to the idea you are trying to hide from

You...
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

Nope just straight business. If you sell something as a business, you are in the, Business of commerce

Why do so many get tv commercials and commercial business so mixed up.

It is basic commerce
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

I don't give a hoot, what reason you sell it for, it is commercial use. You sold it to promote the success of your business. You sold it for profit. The commercial use came into play when you sold...
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

A very very fine and costly, line if it goes to court. Artistic is not anyway close to the theme of this thread.
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

Come tell us about it after you get out of court.
If you are a photography business you are a commercial business, tests why you have a commercial business license.

I learned years ago not to...
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

Kind of like you owning a hotrod, why would a hot rod mag, pay a car owner to put there car in there mag.

I go to free events all the time that are put on by promo's, for the public.

You go to...
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

The monkey wrench is not about shooting,

Selling the prints is the OP's issue

One could shoot for there own, all day long.

Selling prints/or files- for profit, there's the wicky sticket.
Forum: The Business of Photography 10th of May 2011 (Tue)
Replies: 113
Views: 11,234
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Public event photography - told I couldn't sell photos

If the boats have logos, logo's of sponsors, just like huge companies, you cannot photograph then sell the signs. Another thing that is forgotten here is the artwork and logos are copyrighted.

The...
Forum: The Business of Photography 9th of May 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 66
Views: 5,378
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Pete Souza - Barack Obama's Chief Photographer [documentary]

No photograph, no aftermath. That way everything comes out in the wash!
No leaky pressed articles, which keeps the amount of recovery PPing to a minimum
Forum: The Business of Photography 9th of May 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 257
Views: 11,210
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: "professionals are outraged at sites like iStockphoto"

Non so blind sept those who keep there eyes shut.
Forum: The Business of Photography 9th of May 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Limited editions only on a single print size?

I sell limited editions in larger print sizes. 5 to 10 of.

I also sell limited set's, 1 each 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 8 x 12, ..... Upto what ever size I feel doesn't turn that file into obscurity....
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: C&C On My Website Please!

Hurry hurry, hurry- step this was to the greatest side show ( er now where would that be ).

Act fast before the show starts and get in at half price. Step this way

If you want to see what it is we...
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Copyrights and 911 Recordings

A 911 that will make you, well have a


www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbX_I_lrmIc


Creating your own call sounds like a good idea.
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 66
Views: 5,378
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Pete Souza - Barack Obama's Chief Photographer [documentary]

Just for grins. Not that it really maters for this thread direction.

Do some searching, hard searching, you might find that for many special Op's one camera company or the other, will take an of...
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: How NOT to use GROUPON--hope this wasn't anybody here

Crudpon is the only one who gains profit, while teaching everyone that the worked can be had cheap. After all the doors close because cheap, didn't oil the machines enough, no place to spend money....
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: anyone in vancouver looking for a gig - job

In your neck of the woods, your clients may tell you what to do, how to do it and what you will get.

In my neck of the forest, I tell them what can do for them, how we can make what they need...
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 62
Views: 4,205
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: "Don't take my photo!"

Nope pro(fee)ssion not dead. I tell you from doing this 27+ years. Those who do not want to be seen, are never anywhere to be seen.

You will find if you look, that you will never find my clients on...
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 62
Views: 4,205
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: "Don't take my photo!"

There are times that if someone will not out of "their" way for me, why should I go out of my way for them? If I'm at an event to photograph, I photograph the hilights and such of that event. Don't...
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 62
Views: 4,205
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: "Don't take my photo!"

If you do not want me to take your photograph in a public place, then do not be in front of my camera when I press the shutter release button- And I will press the shutter release button, many...
Forum: The POTN Lounge 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 10,004
Views: 1,398,538
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Post the most ridiculous comments you've received with a big lens on!

I would have looked at him and said, I understand your frustration. I would be frustrated too, if I had to take that many frames, to get what I do with one in mine. :)

Spray and Pray, or Work it...
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 34
Views: 1,597
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: anyone in vancouver looking for a gig - job

Day rate's, plus prints, and all expenses incurred.

To quote from the chimney sweep in, "Mary Popins".

She's off her bleeping Rocker, she is. The lady has gone totally DAFT!

Since when do...
Forum: The Business of Photography 8th of May 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 66
Views: 5,378
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Pete Souza - Barack Obama's Chief Photographer [documentary]

Not one thought, to the possibility of "Pete" knowing what he is doing and how to do it.

Someone said, " I never saw him change the settings " you never would. Some can change the setting with a...
Forum: The Business of Photography 7th of May 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Need some help! License explaination for video footage

all media rights worldwide in perpetuity

All Media Rights

You own the copyrights, they own how, when and where it is used in the media ( all forms of )

You can no longer resale it to anyone else...
Forum: The Business of Photography 7th of May 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Need some help! License explaination for video footage

It's like photographs, the can make money off of it time after time, and only pay you once.

You will keep the copyright but it will be worthless time they are through, because they will sell it...
Forum: The Business of Photography 7th of May 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: what percentage of photos to the customer?

Only the perfect percentage, is the % I show.

Then again I'm old-school, so never more than two rolls of film worth, per hour, per say.
Percentages are such a hard number to track, as statistics...
Forum: Small Flash and Studio Lighting 7th of May 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Light for eye's irises

It's one of the times a P&S in macro mode, might do just the trick.

If you want a clean ( no catchlight ) of the iris, either bounce the flash or us ambient light.

The brighter the light the...
Forum: The Business of Photography 7th of May 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 50
Views: 3,512
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Using a photo with you in it w/o express permission. Yup, its happened to me too

You know what they say, forethought- would have indicated, no need for thoughtless remark! ;)
Forum: The Business of Photography 7th of May 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 50
Views: 3,512
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Using a photo with you in it w/o express permission. Yup, its happened to me too

So no problem then, if I scam your mugshot, plant it on a box of depends and us it as a billboard add in Coco Beach!
Forum: The Business of Photography 7th of May 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 66
Views: 5,378
Posted By TopHatMoments
Re: Pete Souza - Barack Obama's Chief Photographer [documentary]

When you click a photograph it comes up with an action tab.

Top left. Click, scroll, click [exif]
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