Do you give the copies of raw files?

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  1. tecboy

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    I planning to shoot a model at no cost. However, the model wants raw files in returns. Should I give the copy of raw files?


     
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    weepete TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Depends on what you want to do with the shots
     
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    tecboy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I need some evidences to proof I did shoot these pictures. If I give him the raw files, he could claim as his own.
     
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    No. Full stop. Occasionally, to commerical clients, when it's specified in the contract, I will provide full-resolution .tif files, but never .nef files. Does the client actually understand what a "raw" file is, and have the skill and software to process it? As for your proof, that would be covered by attaching a 'shot sheet' to the TF* agreement.
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Raw-never, full res jpg's - yes.
     
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    That would be a red flag to me. I mean if they're pictures of him, it will be hard to claim self portraits that are super well done, but even so I would say you shouldn't give him the RAW files. If he wants them tell him he has to pay for them at the very least, and stipulate in a contract that you can still claim ownership of the shots.
     
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    He could claim them as his own regardless what file type you give him.

    Two things.
    1. Raw files can be copied.
    2. Metadata in the Raw file can show in the Exif and IPTC fields who the copyright owner is and the terms of usage that are allowed.
     
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    He could use a tripod and a remote shutter release or a self timer.
     
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    Can the metadata be modified in the raw files?
     
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    And the Metadata can be edited at a later date to show whoever is the copyright owner.
     
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    Simple answer - Yes.
     
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    I have never given a client a RAW file. I have sent full res tiff files. I have shared RAW files with friends to play around with processing.
     
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