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Photography - Public V's Private Property and who owns the Copyright.If you can see it from a public place it's all yours to photograph. This beautiful thatched cottage in Donegal was taken from a public road. Even if the owner was standing at the door, he or she would have no right to object as they are visible from a public place. However, if I climbed over the fence to get the shot, I would be breaking the law and I could be prosecuted for invasion of privacy and or trespassing.  It's in Donegal so I expect the owners would have been happy to pose in front of their gorgeous house.While

Posted on March 08, 2020 by Priory Studios in Photographers, Pictures, Uncategorized, Wedding

The 10 Commandments of a Successful Wedding Photographer: by Dominic Lee, AMPA. 1. Never ever take a booking without a booking fee (average 10%). A deposit is refundable while a booking fee is non refundable and explain that on your booking form. 2. Never ever smoke or drink alcohol while working and always dress as if you are a guest at the wedding. If you want to dress like “an artist” then take up wildlife photography. 3. Don't give printable files without a printed album which shows what the quality is really like. Customers will use a cheap one hour photo service and stick them in

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Priory Studios in Pictures, Uncategorized, Wedding

Five Year Old Vouchers. Can you imagine asking a plumber or a painter to spend a day working on your house and then handing him a 5 year old voucher? You wouldn't do it unless you were as mean as a snake. A new Irish law came into effect on Monday 2nd Dec 2019 which states that gift vouchers must be legally valid for at least 5 years. As a photographer I traditionally accepted vouchers no matter how old they were but I always put a one year expiry date on them as most people left it till the last minute before using it. I expect many people will now wait the full 5 years before getting

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Priory Studios in Uncategorized