Did I say you could snap my pic?
As a former magazine editor who now blogs, I follow strict rules about image use. That includes asking permission when reproducing a clear likeness of a person. I keep releases on hand.
The American Society of Media Professionals breaks down industry regulations. In addition, they provide release forms and examples of lawsuits caused by inappropriate use of images. Be cautious if you intend to sell a picture:
–21st-century worries: digital editing, sensitive subject (I did not photoshop this image.)
The Office of General Counsel at Harvard University details copyright and fair use.
Snap happily. Snap carefully. Give credit where it’s due.
Catherine Hamrick blogs at Random Storyteller (humor, life stuff, no me-me drama).