Alessio Michelini Photography

Photo Release: One Direction

10 July 2013

There are zero chances I will ever go to see these kids, but for any fellow photographer that, for some reason I can't understand, want to go to photograph this "band", please read what they ask you to sign down.

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Photo Release: Public Image LTD

27 June 2013

A fellow photographer just sent me a photo of the photo release you have to sign before the show of Public Image Ltd.

As usual, we get a nice copyright grabber line: "These photographs can indefinitely be used by PiL Official Ltd / JRJL Productions for all commercial and non-commercial purposes".
What about no? What about I will never photograph any of your show?

Thanks to Sean Conroy for the photo.

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Photo Release: Jimmy Eat World

20 June 2013

Photo release for Jimmy Eat World, not sure if this is still applied, according to the comments on the Music Photographers's page, someone had to sign it, someone else didn't. In any case, this is a terrible photo release, and apparentely the band is well aware about this release. My suggestion is to stay at home, and if you really like this band, buy the ticket and leave the camera at home, but don't waste your time to photograph these guys.

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Photo Release: The Lumineers

13 June 2013

I supposed to see these guys this autumn, but apparentely I'll better stay home, as this nice contract is just silly.
You can't use your pictures beyond the publication you are shooting for and they pretend a copy of your photos, that they can use for whatever they want without pay you a single cent, even if they don't specify the size of the photos you have to send them, so if you want to photograph this band anyway, do me a favour, send them thumbnails, like 50 x 50 pixels.

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Photo Release: The Who

29 May 2013

This one is pretty standard, I still don't like it, but at least they don't grab any rights from the photographer, and adding in editorial use flickr, facebook and my site should cover what I need. Essentially they don't want you to use those pictures to sell gadgets or make money out of it, but that's it. To be fair it's a quite honest release, at least compared to other bands like Of Monsters And Men.

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Photo Release: Of Monsters and Men

23 May 2013

When I read this photo release my first word was: "Really?!". They just became famous and already have a photo release like this one? Bear in mind guys that with this contract you can't do anything with your pictures, apart the use for the article for the magazine you are shooting for, so for me it goes straight away on the bands I will never photograph.

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Photo Release: Paul McCartney

23 May 2013

This is an agreement that it doesn't grab any rights from the photographer, but it's a bit awkward: what does it mean the end of the first point "...and only during the period from the date of the Show until..."? Do these people know what is internet? An article when is up is up, there is no such things as posts that expires after a while. And what on printed magazines? Do they have to burn all the copies after a month? Who writes these agreements? A drunk monkey?

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