Regarding the Floor Shots I have taken under Capturing Cosplay, I am very thankful for people sharing and using them on social media. Here’s my Point-Of-View on them.
A) The image won’t fit on Facebook’s profile/timeline space.
Yes, you may crop the image and may even crop out the Capturing Cosplay’s logo for your social media. I ask that you keep the intent of the photo (often it is a portrait, so keep a nice headspace). But best to come back to me and request a social square crop. Please tag back @capturingcosplay, and if you are using hashtags #capturingcosplay and share the original shot on your own timeline.
B) Can I add a filter, special effects, words, etc in the image?
No, please don’t add anything extra to the watermarked image. Once you buy the unwatermarked image from me ($35 per A4 sized). You’ll have a license to crop and change, even retouching in special effects or compositing (see below). However, you still may not resell or distribute for commercial gain, this is for your personal use.
C) Submission to online and offline media groups.
Please alert (via email or PM @CapturingCosplay) and let me know how the images are to be used and where. I understand submissions is still at the choice of the editor of the media group. I may wish to adjust the floorshot – to remove my watermark or even supply high resolution depending on the use. I will seek permission from the fellow creatives and cosplayers when I do my submissions.
I can always help with retouching, changing the image, making a set of social sizes, add type and designs, make CosCards, CosAlbums, CosComics, etc… but these are all extras which are chargeable items for me. Message me and we can talk more about this if it’s something you are interested in.
I am open to talk about a third-party license, such resell or distribute for commercial gain but this will fall under Commerical use which will require a different arrangement. Note: Cosplay Floorshots and standard Bespoke Photoshoots falls under personal non-commercial use.
EDIT: 16 May, 2019