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Digital Image Files

Obtaining Digital Image Files

All digital image files are, and will always remain the sole property of Tom Hunter Photography. Digital image files are not sold, but instead, may be leased for a specific usage (licensing agreement) for commercial advertising.

When purchasing photos, I understand the want for obtaining the digital image files (negatives) as part of your purchase, as the digital image files would be readily available for you, your family, and friends for making prints (CD Slideshows, Screen Savers, Coffee Mugs, Coffee Books, Albums, Greeting Cards, T-Shirts, internet, etc.), at any time, and at a cheaper cost.

In short, by releasing the digital image files, I’d be selling the farm (or setting my business up for failure) as I would not be in control of my product anymore. I concider my images as a quality product, and its up to me to uphold its standard (because my reputation depends on it). In releasing the digital image files, the end user, or a third party is now capable of using or distorting the images however they may see fit. I take a lot of pride in my work (because of invested talent, equipment, etc.), and to have my images pirated or manipulated would be a disservice of my work.

As for printed images or art, there is great delight (as you know) in seeing a magnificent photo on the wall of your home, office, etc., as it will give you much pleasure, get lots of attention by on lookers, and will be cherish for many years to come. So it is important to me that my work is presented in its highest standard (without flaws) to my clients, and to anyone who views my product. In doing so, I offer a well established service that will fulfill your needs in assuring you will receive your product with the utmost quality (whether it's prints, coffee cups, t-shirts, etc).

Now on the other hand, If you will be needing the digital image files for commercial advertising, please contact Tom Hunter Photography to discuss your needs.

To obtain the digital Image file(s), the client must describe (in writing) precisely when, what and how each image will be used. A quote will then be sent to the client for debate. If the clarified usage fee is agreed upon, a contract will be drawn up and an invoice will be sent to the client for payment, and after receiving payment (in full), the Digital image files then be released to the client (end user). The contracted images full time of use will be stated on the invoice (usually starting upon the delivery of the digital image files).

Understanding Usage Fees:

Prices are based on workload requirements, and are subject to change without notice. All images are contracted for a specific usage, but remain the sole property of Tom Hunter Photography by copyright law. It is unlawful to use any image by Tom Hunter Photography with out permission.

Please call for quote.
(626) 825-2694

Tom Hunter