Matt Payne Photography Blog: Copyright Law And Photography

January 9, 2019

Welcome to Episode 090 of the F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast with Arka Chatterjee!

Arka Chatterjee is a landscape photographer and intellectual property lawyer living in Los Angeles. You can learn a lot more about him in this great blog post from Vision and Life. Arka and I got together to discuss copyright law and all kinds of legal topics that photographers should be concerned with.

We covered some fun topics this week, including:

1. Copyright law and landscape photography.

2. Releases.

3. Dealing with police on locations.

4. Watermarks.

5. Legal Guide for the Visual Artist.


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This week on Patreon, Arka and I talk about contracts and photography! One of my favorite topics! This is an extra 15 minutes of conversation that is FULL of amazing legal advice, seriously, check it out!

To learn more about Arka, check him out:


Here is the photographer that Arka recommended for the podcast:

1. Mirko Vecernik.

Some examples of Arka's photography can be seen below.

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