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Photo Credits

2008-04-22 05:17:43.951105+00 by ebradway 7 comments

I have a question that I thought I'd be able to answer on Photo.net - but I can't figure out the semantics for the search... I am putting together a cookbook. Almost all of the photographs in the book were taken by my mother-in-law specifically for the cookbook. That is, she setup a place with good lighting, arranged the photo and took the picture, with only one purpose in mind: the cookbook. Her name is going on the front of the book as "Photography by ..."

However, we have about a half-dozen or so images taken by myself and others. These I thought I would credit on the copyright page. There is one picture of my wife and I that was taken with my camera by an anonymous bystander. How do I credit this photo?

References to discussions on other forums would be helpful. Educated guesses, less-so.

[ related topics: Books Photography Community Copyright/Trademark Marriage ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-22 08:27:20.638113+00 by: meuon

I'd love to see a photo credit to: "That nice person that happened by and took this photo". - I've been that person, many times.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-22 10:19:58.166814+00 by: stevesh

I'd say credit them all to your mother-in-law and let it go.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-22 11:58:10.661152+00 by: polly

credit-"anonymous bystander" :>

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-22 13:10:17.189295+00 by: markd

"Photo by Darth Vader"

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-22 13:26:42.373535+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Put a thank you in the front of the book, and then credit each photo separately. It's good practice to label each photo so its provenance is clear even if taken out of context.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-22 14:29:48.25566+00 by: JT

"Photo by Sum Yung Gai"

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-22 18:04:58.567386+00 by: Nancy

JT - I just about busted a gut! (Not terribly lady like, but there ya have it)