I don't think this aspect ever gets covered.....when a photo is used within another piece of "art". Is there a split copyright? Does the original photography have the copyright to both items? Does the artist have copyright of new piece assuming permission was given to use the photo? The reason I ask is a friends sister is running for a local office, and had one of her friends (who is semi-professional from all I can tell) take her photos. He is aware they are for her campaign. I am doing the logo and most all of the layouts for signs, banners, flyers, buttons, etc....but I am not giving up control of my art as I am not so much donating, as permitting the use of. Plus I am not getting paid. I am still working out getting a photo without a watermark (its just a small copyright with the company in the corner), because I feel it makes the photo appear as though the whole sign was created by someone else. I would just assume not have anyones name on it. But what about the jpg for promotional use online...the photo is more of a backdrop to the logo/name and everything else I have created. Do I copyright the final artwork for the flyer while giving credit to the photographer? That is what I would think is to be done.