Ok, we all know that when a photographer takes a photograph that they own the copyright unless they choose to sell it or give it away. We all also know that in order to use a photograph of a person where that person's likeless is recoganizable you need to secure some type of signed release. So, here's the question: What about photographing someone's property? Do you need a signed release to use that photgraph for your own purposes? Ex1: you photograph a nice landscape of what turns out to be a private lake owned by an individual. You are approached by a company who wants to pay you a large sum of money to use this image in their upcoming "Lakes of the Mohave Desert" calendar. Do you need a release from he property's owner? Ex2: Does anything change if the photograph is of the person's dog? (Since cats and dogs are considered 'property' under most state laws) I'm looking for some no kidding informed legal advice here- any lawyers out there?