commission and copyright/prints etc
I had someone request a commission. The photo was by her sister. I told her I needed permission from the photographer so her sister and I contacted each other and yes, she was ok with me using the photo for a painting.
I had not planned on making prints from it (tho it would be a lovely print) but if I do think of this I would obviously contact the photographer sister again to ask that.
I was contacted by the person who commissioned the painting today, we are trying to arrange drop off of the painting but she just mentioned maybe getting prints made (I haven't replied to her yet).. I am assuming she means possibly for her family. I am just looking for some info on how to present the copyright issue.
Basically I really do not have a problem with her making a few prints to distribute to her family members (the painting has her niece in it and I think will be a loved family heirloom). She mentioned getting it scanned locally. I don't want to pay for a scan (I am thinking she is ok with paying anyhow). But then she would have the copy of the scan. Do I say something along the lines of it's ok to scan it and distribute some copies to family only and absolutely non for sale?
She is a friend and a service provider of a service I get every couple months, so I want to make sure it's all ok and worked out.
sigh, I hate this legal stuff
Art is the imagination at play in the field of time. Let yourself play.