Credit where Credit is Due: “5 Spectacular National Parks”

October/November 2012

Making the pages of a national magazine like PhotoLife is always appreciated, but what happens if they use your photo without proper credit being applied?

Recently PhotoLife magazine used one of my images for the article  “5 Spectacular National Parks”. However, in print, the images were indistinctly credited, so the unwary reader may have assumed they were made by the article’s author instead of  the actual work of the individual photographer involved. I complained, and PhotoLife listened. They apologized and published the names and websites of the contributing photographers online. Don Martel (donmartel.com), who made the cover image; Terry McDonald (luxborealis.com); Parks Canada  (www.pc.gc.ca); and, of course, myself, have now received the credit they deserve. Thank you.

Protect your rights as a photographer: make sure you are heard, and amends will usually be made.

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