"We have put together this page in order to clear up confusion regarding TFP sessions as well as encourage a shared understanding of what we offer and what models should expect when doing a TFP session with us."
The default terms that we offer when doing a TFP or time for prints photosession attempt to honour the origianl purpose and intent behind such sessions.
Firstly, TFP sessions are not work for hire engagements. The model is not paying the photographer for either the time spent organizing and doing the shoot or for the editing time afterwards. Consequently, we retain all rights to the images we take. Period. Full stop.
Secondly, we insist on zero editing of the images we provide to models doing TFP shoots with us. This is a quality control issue. Our name and logo appear on each provided image and our copyright message is required to be used in full in every use of the images. We value our image at least as much as you do yours.
Also, while we try to get images to models as quickly as possible, there is a process that we have to follow as well as needing to fit the editing work into other scheduled work. Talk to us about availability and timing.
For a one hour TFP photosession, we will provide the model with a maximum of three (3) edited images. Any images beyond that need to be purchased and all rights will remain with Miles Overn Photography unless otherwise negotiated.
Commercial use rights or licenses may be negotiated and purchased, but are not included in a TFP session. That is what paid sessions are for.
The original intention behind TFP sessions was to help models build their portfolio inexpensively. A portfolio was and is intended to help book work. It is not considered to be sellable work in and of itself.