Posted November 17th, 2008 @ 05:38pm by Erik J. Barzeski
You know those photos I took of the girls in the "professional" studio (i.e. the playroom/craft room in our house)? Wal-Mart apparently thought they were "professional" enough that they had me sign a copyright form attesting to the fact that, indeed, I took the pictures.
Their copyright policy states:
In addition, we will not copy a photograph that appears to have been taken by a professional photographer or studio, even if it is not marked with any sort of copyright, unless we are presented with a signed Copyright Release from the photographer or studio.
Funny. I was somewhat displeased with the photos (too many girls wore black, the same color as the background I chose), and here Wal-Mart thought I was trying to print pictures taken by an actual photographer.
Anyway, just a heads up if you ever take "studio" type shots in your home. Most professional photographers don't use Wal-Mart for their processing and printing, after all.
P.S. Save yourself time: download and fill out this PDF before going into the store.