Ep 206: Your photography legal questions answered with special guest Vanessa Emilio

You can take pictures of anything and use them for whatever you want, right? Well, no. You need a clear understand of some basic laws around what you can do and use as a photographer.

We talk to Vanessa Emilio to find out what you need to know including:

  • Can I photograph someone without their permission
  • How do I cover myself legally so I can share images I took of a wedding or baby portraits?
  • What about a large public event? Should I post a bulk model release at all entrances and exits. Is this enough?
  • Many magazines and companies are making photographers sign contracts where they sign over all rights to their images. How do we protect our rights, negotiate a better deal and still keep the client?
  • Can I take a photograph while on private property?
  • How do I protect images on my website?
  • How do I protect my images on social media?
  • Should I use a Photography Contract with my clients?

Gina and Valerie discuss all this and more!

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Show Notes

Interview with Vanessa Emilio from Legal123

Vanessa Emilio
Practice Director, Legal123 Pty Ltd
www.Legal123.com.au

Vanessa Emilio (BA Hons, LLB) is the Founder and CEO of Legal123.com.au and Practice Director of Legal123 Pty Ltd. Vanessa is a qualified Australian lawyer with more than 20 years experience in corporate, banking, trust and online law. She is based in Sydney, Australia.

After starting her career at Freehills, Vanessa worked for a range of Australian and international financial institutions – including Macquarie Bank, Citibank, Trust Company and Bank of New York Mellon – before founding Legal123 in 2009. She believed there was a gap in the market: helping online businesses and the general public avoid expensive lawyers and instead access standard legal documents using online templates.

Legal123 has quickly grown to become one of Australia’s most popular legal websites. The ‘How To’ guides and Infographics are helping to explain legal concepts to everyday Australians. The templates, with their online video instructions and telephone support, are allowing businesses and individuals to access legal agreements and forms at the fraction of the cost of going to a lawyer. And now with a team of seasoned Australian lawyers, Legal123 offers custom legal work for clients who need specialist legal advice.

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Topics covered in this episode:

  • Can I photograph someone without their permission?
  • Can I photograph people in public?
  • How do I cover myself legally so I can share images I took of a wedding or baby portraits?
  • What about a large public event? Should I post a bulk model release at all entrances and exits. Is this enough?
  • Many magazines and companies are making photographers sign contracts where they sign over all rights to their images. How do we protect our rights, negotiate a better deal and still keep the client?
  • Can I take a photograph while on private property?
  • How do I protect images on my website?
  • How do I protect my images on social media?
  • Should I use a Photography Contract with my clients?

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