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May 2, 2018 1:37 PM

How to credit photos?

Just finishing up the last 15 or 20 pages of a book on Interior Alaska Wildflowers and kind of wondering how to best give photo credits.  All photos were taken by Kazuya and myself, so copyright is not an issue - all photos belong to us two authors of the book.  What we are using so far is a format like below, is it okay?  Should we use lower case for the "Upper Left" and so on, or how should we do it if not the way we presently are?

 

EXAMPLE:

Pages 11 (Inset), 27 Upper and Lower Left, 29, 32, 33 Upper, 34 All, 35 All, 42, 44 Main Image, 52 Upper, 53 Upper Left, 54, 59 Upper Left and Right, 68 Upper Left, 72 Left, 76 Both, 78 All, 82 Right, 83 Both, 91 Right, 92 Lower, 94 Upper Left and Right, 96 Lower, 97 Upper Left, 99 Upper Right, 107, 109 Bottom, 115, 118 Upper Photo, 119 Upper and Lower Left, 129, 130 Upper, 131 Both, 134 Lower, 138 Lower, 139 Lower, 142 Upper, 143, 145 Upper Left.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Dan'l

 


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1. May 2, 2018 2:06 PM in response to: danwiz
Re: How to credit photos?

I just looked at a few books with lots of images.  They gave the credits/list more like a bibliography, which you obviously don't need.  I think that what you have is fine.  Lower case might be "better."  I think the list is appropriate to separate the work for copyright (this is yours, this is mine), otherwise either go with what you have, or flip a coin (heads lower case/tails upper case).  Not saying anything you don't know, but be consistent.

 

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2. May 2, 2018 4:49 PM in response to: walton
Re: How to credit photos?

Credit photos that you own only

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3. May 2, 2018 10:56 PM in response to: danwiz
Re: How to credit photos?

Definitely lower case.

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5. May 3, 2018 9:07 AM in response to: danwiz
Re: How to credit photos?

I prefer lower case.

 

Some other issues that you may want to consider:

 

1) You use the word "Photo" at least once (e.g. pg 118) - delete "Photo" since not used elsewhere in your list

2) Pg 44 - Don't use "Main Image" - What one person thinks is the "Main" image may be different than another person - better to use upper/lower or other words similar to what you have done with the rest, also, don't use "Image" since you don't use that term elsewhere

3) Pgs 34, 35, 76, 83 and others - Sometimes you use "Both" and sometimes you use "All".  Why not use "All" in all of these situations?

4) Pg 11 - remove the parentheses around "Inset" for consistency with the rest of the text

 

I'm curious why you are asking this question now, given that you have published many photo books.  Is this a new feature you have decided to add or are you revising your previous format?

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7. May 4, 2018 3:28 AM in response to: danwiz
Re: How to credit photos?

Just curious.  As there are just the two of you with a long standing professional relationship, does it matter to either of you?  And perchance, more germain, will your readers care who took the bud and who the leaf?

 

Cheers .Ed

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9. May 5, 2018 9:12 AM in response to: danwiz
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There's always one ................!

 

 

Cheers .Er

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10. May 5, 2018 6:07 PM in response to: danwiz
Re: How to credit photos?

danwiz wrote:

 

It doesn't matter to us at all, but one time one reader wanted to know which one of us took a couple of photos.

I like to know whether a tripod was used and, if so, who placed it. Would you please consider adding tripod credits in future editions? And perhaps also who wielded the lens cloth - you can't be too fussy about your lenses.

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