Page: Photo Disclaimer Rant
(My text originally appeared in the post for the ASAC show.)
Look at, admire, but please do not download without payment to &/or permission from the photographer. A distressingly large number of folks feel that since there is no physical object involved, there is no harm in treating professional pictures as if they were Facebook shares. Unfortunately, this does not pay the bills of the person standing in the middle of the ring all day taking the pictures. I have heard from several equine photographers who have stopped covering shows due to image misuse. I, for one, want to have these ladies and gentlemen around to take pics of me. Please respect the photographer’s copyright.
Photographer Doug Shiflet speaks out on this subject in a Facebook post.