• Shannon Edney

A Brief Guide to Professional Photo Restrictions


The photos that a photographer hands over to you are part of their life’s work. There are a few important restrictions to note when it comes to the professional digital images that you receive.


Copyright

The digital images your photographer provides you with have a copyright, which means the photographer has the option to use those photos to market their work and services anytime in the future. We are, however, also respectful of our clients so if there are any images that you would prefer to keep private, it’s best to let us know about it ahead of time so we can honor your wishes.


Image Type

We aren’t able to provide you with the original files or raw images. All images given to the client have been cropped and edited. If you require further touch ups please inquire directly with the photographer and we can provide you with a quote.


Image Altering

While we appreciate your business and welcome the sharing of our photos on social media platforms, we ask that the images not be altered in any way as this is against our copyright policies.



What constitutes image altering?

  • Adding filters

  • Additional editing of photos

  • Removing the photographer's logo, signature or studio name

  • Color correcting or transitions from color to black and white

  • Clipping people or objects out of the original shot


Why do we have this as a restriction?

As a professional photographer, our photos are a representation of our work so when a customer alters an image it directly impacts our name and brand in the industry. When we present you with final images, they have already been through our editing process and don’t require further alterations. When images are altered, the results are not always reflective of our original work and can then be mistaken for ours. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and cooperation in this matter.


If you want your images to be edited in a specific way or desire further alterations, contact your photographer - they will be happy to provide you with a quote.



Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about professional photo restrictions.



Award-winning portrait photographer Shannon Edney's photos have been featured on multiple magazine covers with photos published in print and digital advertisements around the world. Based out of Missoula, Montana, Shannon specializes in portrait photography showcasing people, dogs, and horses (all breeds, with a focus on the Arabian horse). Shannon is known for her ability to catch the perfect expression and capture her subjects in unique lighting, resulting in portraits rich in artistry that will be treasured for years to come.

Please contact Shannon for schedule, availability and pricing.

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