Welcome to
Copyright 4 Clients

The Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association is a not-for-profit incorporated society with more than 240 members working in commercial photography around New Zealand. Founded in 1978 our aim is to promote excellence in photography and the on-going development of professional industry standards, both by photographers and users of photography.

Visit the AIPA site at www.aipa.org.nz

Many of our members work with advertising agencies and design companies who are used to licensing photography. But many businesses hire freelance photographers direct and may be unsure what to expect from working with a photographer. This basic guide assists potential clients to understand photographic practice and copyright.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why use a professional photographer?

How do you find the right photographer?

How do photographers charge?

Who owns the copyright in the images?

Why don't I get the right to use the images wherever I want?

What if I want to use it for things I don't have a licence for?

If I've paid for the film, processing or digital files why can't I keep all the work?

Additional Information

Copyright guidelines for publishers and editors

Thanks to the Association of Photographers (UK) the original creators of
Copyright 4 Clients - www.copyright4clients.com