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Old 03-21-2014, 02:30 PM
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Permission to use pictures of peoples propertys

Does anyone get permission from your clients to take pictures of work that you have preformed at their houses to use in your advertising?
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:40 PM
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As long as it is only the work (beds, patios, walls, grass stripe close ups, etc.), no. It's your work you are entitled to taking the picture and doing what you please. Now, when I want to take a picture of the entire house, front to back, I always ask to make sure they are okay with it. Most of them are more than happy with it.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:04 PM
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I still ask if it will be in print and sent out in mass. Usually they are flattered and agree no problem
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:18 PM
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I still ask if it will be in print and sent out in mass. Usually they are flattered and agree no problem
I agree with this, exactly how I would approach it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:16 AM
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I always ask. I put some pictures on facebook and am having brochures made. Some people like their privacy and I don't want to disrupt that.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:39 PM
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If it doesn't have picture of people in it, then from a legal standpoint, there are no worries. If it does have their house in the picture, you may want to ask...I don't see that as a privacy issue, but you never know how people will be. The house is still there regardless of if it's in a picture, lol. It's not like you are directing traffic to a house along with the address.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:56 PM
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I always ask if I can use the photos for advertising or our website. If it's just a cell phone pic that I just keep for myself or show my family, then I don't ask. But when I bring my camera and tripod for website photos, I always make sure to ask beforehand and make sure to tell them that their privacy will be protected as much as possible.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:31 AM
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Did Google go up and ask every single homeowner if it was okay for them to put their home on Google Maps Street View?
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:59 AM
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Did Google go up and ask every single homeowner if it was okay for them to put their home on Google Maps Street View?
the homes Google took pics of weren't customers, they were data points. If you're not paying them, you're not the customer - you're the product.

Anyhow, I include a photo release in every design contract, stating that I can use photos of the completed project in my marketing efforts but any identifying info will be stripped out.

It's always good to ask, though, especially is the house is at all visible. Some people are really wound up about privacy, especially some of the older folks.
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