Copyright for Photographers

Behind the Shot with Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki

When it comes to the things that really matter behind our work, there perhaps is nothing more important than our rights. The problem is that discussions about copyright overwhelm people easily. Add to that the fact that finding the truth in the vast amounts of misinformation on the internet can be daunting. On this episode I am hoping to dispel some rumors, and get accurate information out to the photo community. There may not be anyone as passionate about photographer’s rights as the two guys behind The Copyright Zone.

Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki are well know for their lectures and presentations on the importance of understanding your rights as a photographer. Through multiple appearances with B & H Photo, Scott Kelby’s The Grid, and even KelbyOne Courses, these two have been helping educate photographers for years.

Ed Greenberg has been a practicing litigator in New York City for over thirty years. He has represented a Who’s Who of top photographers and illustrators, not to mention the average people like you and I – Richard Avedon, Mel Sokolsky, Chris Usher, MacDuff Everton, Michael Grecco, Anita Kunz, Marc Burkhardt and of course, his partner at The Copyright Zone, Jack Reznicki. He has represented models, model agencies (including Ford Models), stylists, reps, agents and The Society of Illustrators. Not only has Ed been a guest lecturer in the Masters Program in Digital Photography at The School of Visual Arts in New York, but has also been a faculty member. This is a guy that actually goes to court and tries cases – in front of real judges and juries. Honestly, I can’t believe he is a guest on this show, but today he is.

Jack Reznicki is an internationally renowned commercial people and children photographer, also based in New York City. His client list reads like a dream resume – Toys “R” Us, Tylenol, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Kodak, Reader’s Digest, Crest, AT&T, and Playtex to name a few. And ready for this, Jack has had several Time Magazine covers.

A published author, Jack’s books on commercial photography include “Studio and Commercial Photography- A Kodak Pro Workshop” . Jack has twice received the IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal for “Excellence in Studio Photography” at the United Nations. His work is truly that amazing.

One of the original “Canon Explorers of Light”, Jack is also an “Epson Stylus Pro”, and a Sandisk “Photo Master”. He does testing and consulting with Canon, Epson, Adobe, Mamiya, Microsoft, X-Rite, Leaf digital backs, and onOne Software.

Such an honor to have these two gentleman on Behind the Shot, and I really hope this info helps you, as you carve your own photographic path.

Join me on this special episode of Behind the Shot as I spend some time (a lot of time) with The Copyright Zone guys Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki.


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