Copyright is a serious issue and taking an image or manipulating it without permission breaks copyright law.
Ripping any image from our website or our on site viewing terminals when at a show is a breach of copyright and we will take action against those who take images without paying for them. Stealing images from us damages our business. Our business is based on the sale of the images so taking without paying for them is stealing from us.
All images taken by Sinclair Photography and displayed on this website are protected under copyright law and must not be copied.
Copyright protects the photographer from image "theft" (taking an image without paying for it). If you take an image without paying for it you are effectively stealing from us and using that image without permission breaks copyright.
The images in ALL parts of this website are for viewing purposes only and show a low resolution version of the image. Unfortunately our images need to be watermarked. Watermarking an image damages its quality and obscures the full image. Due to ongoing screen ripping this is necessary. The message that is displayed is aimed at those who continually steal from our galleries and not our genuine customers. All purchased images have the watermark removed.
Just because the image has a watermark does not mean we want free advertising! Ripping an image is theft - its as simple as that. We don't steal from you at events so please dont steal from us.
Watermarked images have a very clear message. If you take an image from us without first paying for it you are breaking copyright laws and we class it as theft. For every image taken without permission we have the right to take action and charge you accordingly for the improper use of that image; this includes reporting you to socal media companies - so if you take an image without paying for it, please don't be horrified when you receive a bill or a legal letter (if you use the image in a commercial environment).
Pay the invoice and you will receive an un-watermarked digital file of the image taken in exchange.
Failure to pay within 7 days will result in further action being taken and we will report you to the social/photo media website concerned in line with the breech in their terms and conditions.
Your details will also be passed to other event photographers along with screen shots showing those images you have taken from their websites as well where appropriate.
Please respect our work - if you don't we will simply stop photographing you.
Permission is NOT given for digital images to be passed to a 3rd party for "EDITS" - in most cases Sinclair Photography can do edit work for you using the original full resolution image - an additional fee maybe required. When yhou purchase an image
When you purchase an image you are only buying a "licence" for that one image or digital file.
Unless you choose the digital files for commercial use, you buy an image for private use only. It does not buy you the copyright which remains the property of Sinclair Photography at all times.
If you wish to use the image in a commercial environment you must select the digital file for commercial use option.
You are not allowed to copy a printed image or use it for anything else. This includes taking a photograph of it with another device (eg camera phone), or using the image for entering competitions, for sale adverts or using it for promotional work etc, without the permission of Sinclair Photography. An additional fee maybe required in these circumstances.
If unsure please ask - it's a simple courtesy.
All print images are now supplied with their small digital jpeg files for PRIVATE use. These images are intended for on line use only and are not suitable for printing. Taking prints from them is a breaks our copyright and the liccense. When using images online credit must be given to www.sinclairphotography.co.uk where appropriate.
Images are occasionally printed on anti scan paper - we will not replace damage caused by scanning an image.
When purchasing an image the digital file is for PRIVATE USE ONLY - if you wish to forward the image to a magazine or use it as part of a publication a commercial digital file must either be purchased or the publication MUST contact Sinclair Photography in advance if they wish to use the image (we may have arrangements with many publications for image use).
If you are unsure about copyright or image use please get in touch beforehand.
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