Ep.22 On Files, Files, Files

In today’s digital age of photography it’s impossible to avoid conversations about selling files. In this podcast (from the deepest depths of beautiful Cornwall I might add, with sounds of birds tweeting in the background) we discuss the pressures on photography businesses to sell their files and give up copyright.

As a rule we don’t sell high-resolution files (by high-resolution I mean the same pixel resolution as the camera sensor – full size files) but we do sell files that can be printed up to about 10×8″. I’ll try and explain the logic!


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Very interesting and insightful podcast. I’m guilty of giving away / delivering my full-resolution files upon processing them for clients. I agree with everything you’ve said in this podcast and it’s a real eye-opener so it’s something I’m going to adopt in to my workflow when exporting. I do have a few question: as photographers, our work is ours, but I often feel like clients (being the subject of a photo or photos) have some sense of ownership of the images. How did you overcome this notion? Do you have anything in your T&C’s to address what rights clients have… Read more »