Jump to content
Rob Mc

Sharing Your Photos with Nonprofits

Recommended Posts

Giving my video clips and photos to a nonprofit conservation group sounds very fulfilling, especially if those photos/videos weren't otherwise being used. Finding a new purpose for non-portfolio work seems like a great idea. But with all the stories here of people removing your watermarks and not crediting you it seems like the act of giving material to a non-profit might seem like you're "donating" it and I'd imagine that adds a level of vagueness to how it is shared and where your material goes. Several groups that I have contact with are very low-key and low budget so anything "legal" looking might scare them instead of getting my material out there. 

Does anyone have advice on how to properly go about this with non-profits?

Maybe I'm overthinking this but it just seems like you'd want to clarify the terms as much as possible as if it were a for-profit scenario even if it's awkward?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe go with the bigger organizations like WWF or RARE? They have standard agreements on things like data protection and copyright. I signed off some research images for them to use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't need to make it sound legal.  Just a cover letter stating the photo is copyright and you are granting them a licence to use for a specific purpose whatever that may be and conditions such as always attributing copyright, no stripping of EXIF data etc. etc. when they use it.  Also state if they want to use it for another purpose they need permission.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah that makes sense. The question of where it will go and getting passed around for other purposes was my main concern and I wasn't sure how to start. Thanks guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sponsors

Advertisements



×
×
  • Create New...