mtimber wrote in post #13553304
The minute someone else controls YOUR images, they have in effect removed control of your copyright.
Now we can get around that with all types of odd reasoning, but if you do not have total control over your copyright (the right to use and display them as you see fit), then you have lost your copyright.
I may of course be misunderstanding copyright...
But if you have copyright, it is yours to do with as you wish...
And in the OPs situation, I would agree and take the job and accept I am handing over control of those images to the client.
You can walk around and shoot what you like, you've got the copyright.
But if someone hires you, they want a service from you, and if they don't want their images plastered over the internet, then that's part of the service that they expect. The copyright is protection for you that nobody else can sell your pictures, it doesn't mean you can violate someone's privacy. So, you are invited to some movie star wedding, you think you sell the images to all the newspapers, if they don't want it?
Don't you want some privacy? Let's post your most embarrassing moments on facebook. After all, whoever took the shoot has the copyright can do whatever they want... right.