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: releases and permissions


LMil
11-14-2017, 12:00 AM
Hi everyone, recently an issue was raised that I would like to have your input on. If a customer gives you a photograph of her child to paint their portrait, should you ask their permission to add the finished painting to your online portfolio? If yes, then does that apply to all commissioned work ie landscapes, still lifes, pet portraits whatever? I look forward to hearing your views. Thank you :)

dickhutchings
11-14-2017, 08:56 AM
I'm not a lawyer but it seems to me that you own the rights to your work no matter. Just my opinion and I hope someone in the know jumps in here.

just
11-14-2017, 09:39 AM
You do own the rights to your work but to avoid any issue, mention it in writing.