Houston1852 wrote in post #18074551
Hi, I take a lot of photos from my seat at a college hockey arena. There is a camera policy against video or bringing in a camera with a lens over 4 inches. Well, I have a really good ultra zoom pocket camera that shoots manual/raw. I am able to occasionally get some pretty good shots. I am just starting to sell prints at local art shows. I was just wondering if I'm allowed to sell photos I have taken at the hockey games?
You own the photos you have already taken and can sell prints to individuals as fine art. Since there is a formal camera policy and your photos contain the trademark logos of sports teams and show clearly recognizable people, you will not be able to sell them for commercial use. If you start selling prints, especially anything that mentions the key words of the college or team name-you will be contacted by the college and asked to stop. If they feel you are not complying with their request properly, you will probably be banned from arena and possibly the entire campus as well.
Many sports teams and local newspapers/magazine have approved sports photographers. Why not try to do it right?