Frequently Asked Questions

Contact me at mdphoto312@gmail.com for more details.
Do I own the photos after the shoot?

Matthew Daniels Photography retains the © copyright and the photos are licensed to you with some restrictions. For example the photographs can be used for all web applications, but not for printed promotion, national advertisements or billboards if its not specified in the contract.

As with every intellectual & artistic property (eg. patents, music, invention ) the photographs taken by Matthew Daniels Photography is protected by copyright laws. They are the property of the photographer/ copyright holder who has the right to license their use. There is also an option to purchase the full copyright to the images, which tends to be expensive so the licensing model works for most clients well.

What about multiple-party usage?

Occasionally we work on projects when more than one party involved is paying for the photography usage rights. This case prior to the shoot each party involved can purchase the rights to use for a special rate.

All photographs created by Matthew Daniels Photography are the property of Matthew Daniels Photography therefore all copyright is retained by the company. Usage rights issued to clients are not transferable and will be revoked under infringement.

On Copyright - Ownership

All photographs created by Matthew Daniels Photography are the property of Matthew Daniels Photography therefore all copyright is retained by the company. Usage rights issued to clients are not transferable and will be revoked under infringement.

These images may be used only for the sale of the property and only by the Real Estate Agent or Broker who paid for the images. The usage of the image cannot transfer to any other party unless a written agreement is obtained from the photographer. The licensing agreement is valid only for the duration of the property listing and cannot be reused without specific written permission. Licensing may be obtained for various applications of images – please contact mdphoto312@gmail.com for more details. The photographer retains all ownership and copyright of the photos, and the right to use the photos for self-promotion as a Real Estate Photographer. The images cannot be altered in any way from the original sent image file.

The Agent or Broker may not sell images to another agent who takes over a listing. Failure to pay for the images will result in a copyright infringement/violation. You will be asked to remove the image from any electronic or printed form of advertisement. Failure to comply will result in legal action.
Builders, Stagers, Designers and others who wish to use images taken by the photographer should contact mdphoto312@gmail.com for specific licensing information.
Photographs sent to Publications should be credited as Matthew Daniels Photography” – a link to “matthewdanielsphotography.com” would be ideal but is not required.
Photo Usage for Vacation Rental Properties: License is on a 2-Year Term. Renewing for another 2 Year Term is exactly half the original cost.