Commercial Imaging - Terms of Engagement
Please read through these Terms of Engagement carefully before accepting our quotes.
Once a quote is accepted and a booking form completed, you are liable for all expenses incurred.
Terms & Definitions
picture and images includes a photograph, images, video, transparency, negative, digital scan, design, artwork, painting, montage drawing, engraving or any other item which may be offered for the purposes of reproduction;
reproduction includes any form of publication or copying of the whole or part of any picture and whether or not altered by printing, photography, slide projection (whether or not to an audience) xerography, artist’s reference, artist’s illustration, layout or presentation, electronic or mechanical reproduction or storage by any other means;
the Photographer (otherwise known as Ethan Williams/With Love - Film & Photo/Motion House Media) is the Author of the photograph or the Photographer.
the Client is the person or organisation to whom the invoice is addressed (whether or not the Client is acting for a third party);
The With Love - Film & Photo administers the licensing of the works of the Photographer, Ethan Williams.
These terms and conditions represent the entirety of the agreement between the Photographer and the Client. Any variation is only applicable when agreed in advance and in writing;
Copyright & Ownership of Materials
The entire copyright in the pictures is retained by the Photographer at all times throughout the world and is administered by With Love - Film & Photo;
Title to all photographs remains the property of the Photographer;
Images will be licensed for use for a specified period. When the License to Use has expired, the images should be returned to the Photographer and a written undertaking given that all digital files have been destroyed. The Client is expected to comply with this requirement within 30 days of expiration of the License to Use. The Photographer reserves the right to make an additional charge for continued use after this period;
The Photographer, as administered by With Love - Film & Photo, supplies the technical and artistic ability to illustrate an idea photographically, and sells the right to reproduce those pictures in a given context. No property or copyright in any pictures shall pass to the Client whether on its submission or on With Love - Film & Photo’s grant of reproduction rights in respect thereof;
The Photographer asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of his work.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing if any picture reproduced by the Client omits the copyright notice or credit line specified by With Love - Film & Photo any fee payable by the Client shall be subject to an increase specified by The Fine Art Factory, and in any event an increase of not less than 25%.
Use & Reproduction
The License to Use only comes into effect once full payment of the invoice has been made. No use may be made of the images until full and final payment – including any late payment charges that may have been levied – has been received by With Love - Film & Photo;
Permission in writing may be granted for image use before payment, however this permission will be immediately revoked if payment of the invoice is not made by the timescale stated on the invoice;
Reproduction rights (if and when granted) are strictly limited to the use and period of time specified on With Love - Film & Photo invoice. An agreement must be reached with With Love - Film & Photo before the pictures are used for a different purpose or after the licence to use has expired;
Reproduction rights are not issued exclusively to the Client except when specified on the invoice;
Reproduction rights granted are personal to the Client and may not be assigned, nor may any picture submitted to the Client be loaned or transferred to third parties save for the purpose of the exercise by the Client of such reproduction rights;
Any reproduction rights granted are by way of licence and no partial or other assignment of copyright shall be implied;
With Love - Film & Photo reserves the right to refuse to supply or grant a reproduction licence to a third party when requested to do so by the Client;
In the case of printed publications, three copies of the relevant pages containing any picture supplied are to be delivered to With Love - Film & Photo free of charge within two weeks. In other media, evidence of use must be made available if requested;
Definitions of Reproductive Rights
Internal Use only: The right to use the pictures only within a company for non-commercial purposes; publication in a free in-house magazine not normally available to the public; exhibition within the Client’s premises; editorial use in the Client’s intranet site;
PR and Press distribution: The right to use the pictures as described in 4(1); plus a licence for third parties to reproduce such pictures in print or electronic media in an editorial context where no fee has been paid to guarantee publication;
Specified Use Only: The right to use the pictures once only for the purpose as described on the invoice;
Editorial: One reproduction only of pictures supplied within one print edition of the specified title in an editorial context only.
Booking & Cancellation
Upon acceptance of a Quote, the Client will be required to complete a Booking Form, on receipt of the booking form, With Love - Film & Photo will send an email as confirmation.
If the Client has not engaged the services of With Love - Film & Photo prior to booking, a booking fee of 50% of the quoted total is required to confirm the booking.
Once the Client has made a booking for a specific time and date and this date/time has been Confirmed, With Love - Film & Photo will not accept any other work from other clients for those times and dates;
As a result, once a booking is Confirmed, if it is subsequently cancelled, a cancellation fee will be charged to the client according to the following schedule:
When a client cancels a confirmed booking within 10 business days of any confirmed date, an cancellation fee of $150.00 will be charged;
When a client cancels photography within less than 5 days business of any confirmed date, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged.
In addition to this cancellation fee, the client will be charged for any expenses already incurred by With Love - Film & Photo.
Our payment terms are strictly 7 days (one week) from date of invoice unless agreed in advance and in writing;
If payment is not made in accordance with (1) above then With Love - Film & Photo may rescind any agreement.
A fee of $27 (excluding GST) will be made for each account reminder, duplicate invoice, or any other paperwork, correspondence or phone calls involved with the pursuance of a debt. This fee is non-refundable, and represents the additional time spent pursuing overdue invoices;
The Client’s right to reproduce a picture arises only when With Love - Film & Photo's invoice relating to the grant of such right is fully paid (including interest charges levied on late payment of the invoice or invoices). Any reproduction before payment of the invoice constitutes an infringement of rights and a breach of this Agreement entitling With Love - Film & Photo to rescind the Agreement and rendering the Client liable for the payment of damages;
If any invoice issued to the Client is not paid by the Due Date, then all unpaid invoices issued to the Client become due of immediate effect, even if it is less than 7 days from the issue date, and that With Love - Film & Photo may consider these invoices as overdue when pursuing legal action for the recovery of said debts;
In situations that require The Photographer to travel beyond 30kms to provide a quote for the Client, the Client is liable for the expenses incurred including travel costs. The Client remains liable should the decision be made not to pursue the project.
Rejection of Images
The photographer will edit every take and deliver what it considers to be the best of every situation covered;
There is no right to reject on the basis of style, composition or editing.
Liability & Indemnity
While the photographer takes all reasonable care in the performance of this agreement generally, it shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Client or by any third party arising from use or reproduction of any picture or its caption;
The Client agrees to indemnify the photographer in respect of any claims or damages or any costs arising in any manner from the reproduction without proper reproduction rights of any picture supplied to the Client by the photographer;
It is the Client who must satisfy himself that all necessary rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction, are obtained and it is acknowledged that the photographer gives no warranty or undertaking that any such rights, model releases or consents have or will be obtained whether in relation to the use of names, people, trade marks, registered or copyright designs or works of art depicted in any picture. In the event that the picture is issued or reproduced by or with the authority of the Client then the Client shall indemnify the photographer against any loss or damage, proceedings or costs where such rights, releases or consents have not been obtained.
No variation of terms and conditions set out herein shall be effective unless agreed in writing by both parties.
The Photographer will keep confidential and will not disclose to any third parties or make use of information communicated to them in confidence for the purposes of the photography, save as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Photographer to carry out their obligations in relation to the work they are hired to undertake.