Legit contests which have entry fees have those fees because they get too many entries. Sure, they may offset some expenses, but basically the payment exists to make people think twice about entering. It's a basic "must be at least this serious to enter" bar.
The scam, on the other hand, is the opposite — they've reached out to you, and expend a lot of ...
You added probably the most important piece of information in a comment. You are in the UK.
The UK government has a website about this:
It quite clearly states:
You usually will not own the intellectual property for something you
created as part of your work while you were employed by someone else.
Simply put, NO; it is not OK for you to use the images.
You own no rights to the images/videos you create as an employee; the employer owns them. And there is nothing in your contract about it because it is settled law in the UK.
The Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988 (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/contents)
11 First ownership of ...
It's a scam.
They're trying to get you to pay them money for giving your images to them.
Not only are they trying to bilk you out of some cash, the mere act of sending them your image(s), and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contest, probably assigns them unlimited usage rights to, if not outright ownership of, the image.
If the images are good ...
Is this normal business conduct and am I safe to consider
I'm sorry, but why do you want to win this "competition"?
You received an unsolicited message, asking you to upload one of your images to some site you have never heard of, and then they ask you to pay for the privilege?! Why are you giving this any consideration? Move along.
There are several approaches to nomenclature, and different approaches work for different people. I usually follow the approach that labnut summarizes with Cato the Elder's wisdom: "Rem tene, verba sequentur".
I think of titles, or even captions, like one thinks of poetry. My attempt is to state the data minimally and move aside- sometimes that could be ...
You note that you're taking a lot of pictures. Here's an approach you might take: don't click the shutter until you think of a title. This isn't necessarily what you'll want to do always, and of course occasionally you see something and just have to get the shot as it appears, but overall the idea is to make an exercise of slowing down and making photographs ...
Smugmug has a lightroom plugin that is excellent, and I know of no restrictions on how often an image can be replaced, in place. It is not a free solution but it is a very solid one that is not very expensive; it also supports custom domains (varies by plan you pick). I think most of their competitors work the same (e.g. zenfolio) though I have not used ...
As it stands (08:00 BST) the question is a bit too specific, but there is a photographic publication question hidden in there, so I'll answer that.
Many publishers (including websites) have a preferred image size and proportions, measured in physical dimensions (mm, inches) or pixels. If the image you submit is larger than that or differently shaped, they ...
This seems to be related to an aberration added due an “optimization” process occurred while the jpg file was uploaded to the CDN (content delivery network) in this case “https://pbs.twimg.com/media/XXXX”. This is pure speculation but a possible cause is that a glitch in the optimization algorithm added the undesired line. Sometimes when the CDN strips the ...
in manage page, there is a menu in the left side of the webpage.
You can see 3 items:
When you are in All Photos, you can see the private uploaded photos which are in your library.
For moving these photos to your profile or Public, you can simply select them, then drag and drop at Public link at your left side menu.
You will most probably find some explanation to that in their terms for the competition, as it is a matter of interpretation.
For example, the Kenko Tokina International Filter Photo Contest 2019 stated this in their fine print:
Entries are restricted to unreleased and unpublished original photos
for which the copyright is entirely owned by the ...
Just because you've paid doesn't mean some automatic rules come into force. As mentioned in the comments above, it depends on the specific agreement between you and the photographer. So, what did you agree with them?
If this is a real situation and not just hypothetical, and the photographer is arguing that you don't have legal right to use the photos as you ...
Are there any Canon or Nikon camera models other than the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that can upload to ftp automatically after a photo is taken?
We are trying to build a custom workflow. Currently we are doing it with an attached laptop, but it would be nice to have portability.
Magic Lantern has FTP capabilities for Canon EOS 6D.
The website NikonHacker has ...
I am not a lawyer and any advice or opinions I give are my own. You should neither act nor refrain from acting on any information provided by myself or others.
Indian law is largely based on British law and they are fairly similar in this area as I understand it.
The application of copyright depends on your work. If what you have done is added an obvious ...
I used a Nikon D4 which embeds IPTC into RAWS and jpgs. Before an event I upload a batch of templates into the camera. D4 is USB connected to my Pi but you can also connect it via wifi to avoid wires.
the RAWS are stored on a HD and the jpgs sent to my database running php scripts to retreive the metadata and flash them beside the thumbnails on my website. ...
Sometimes I like to put a short quote as a title for a photograph. There is plenty of websites who gather different quotes and separate them by topics. Just make sure you put the name of the author in caption.
Recently I used two quotes:
"Black as night, sweet as sin..." (by Neil Gaiman) - for a photo of coffee.
"We live as we dream - alone..." (by ...
It's a Flickr API problem that crops up periodically. There's nothing you can do except wait for Yahoo (owner of Flickr) to fix the issue. It seems the fix usually only takes a few hours to a few days.
Other forums / info on the issue:
Suddenly Can't Upload from LR CC to Flickr (flickr forums)
Lightroom: Can't update this collection: Semi Colon Expected (...
You need a way to get a sequence number into a metadata field you can put in front of your filename on export.
So the sequence number is persistent rather than generated at output.
And you need enough spare fields that you can have a sequence number for every collection.
You might need to temporarily rename the files to initially generate this sequence ...
I am a daily user of user in Flickr using my Lightroom 5.5 to upload to photostream in Flickr.
When you are in Library mode with the grid view of your photostream it shows you any files you have modified that were previously published in your Flickr photostream.
If you click the publish button lightroom asks you if you would like to replace the existing ...
Upload them all to Flickr. The Flickr uploader is very convenient for large number of files, and they give you plenty of free space. People can then like or comment on your photos. You can also share them on Facebook and other sites directly from the Flickr website, or from the mobile app. The site is designed for exactly your purpose - sharing lots of ...
While not a trivial solution, using a WordPress gallery would allow for you to have each image displayed as a post in a gallery and you could enable commenting for each photo. If you wanted to then embed that as meta data, you could extract the comments from the database directly.
I normally don't title my photos, but when I do, I generally think about what the image is conveying. Often I'll end up with a descriptive name when dealing with landscapes such as "Stars over Camp Gorham". I think it's a bit trickier when the subject isn't a location in a particular setting since there are a lot more options. It could be named after the ...
Jay Lance Photography offered many of the very popular options in his answer already posted here. I would add in that Finao as another great option, they are very high end and great quality.