DEAR PRESTON: CAN I USE YOUR PHOTOS TO ATTRACT AMERICAN CLIENTS?
January 6, 2017
I live and work in Europe but have always set my sights on working in America. At the moment, I am working on my website and have found that I need photos that will appeal to American clients. I would like to ask for your permission to use some of your images for my site as I love your work.
Thank you in advance.
First, I would like to thank you very much for at least asking. I have had other situations where other vendors borrow my images and claim the work as their own without so much as asking.
Now, I have one very important question for you: What happens if and when a potential client comes to you and asks for one of the designs from the images you borrowed? Are you in a position to actually make the design? Can you make a profit?
I think this is a bad idea all-around. I suggest that, instead of borrowing my work (or anyone else’s for that matter) and ask a photographer to photograph your next event. In my eyes, this is more honest. You’ll showcase your own talents without misleading anyone.
I am sorry, Favor. I am going to have to say no on this one.