Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The Bride chose my images instead of the photographer, how much should I charge?« on: April 06, 2014, 09:53:14 AM »
I totally agree especially when you say:
[Think a lot of the comments here are fuelled by "professionals" feeling a bit insecure about second shooters ]
There are few professional wedding photographers on this forum and few in this thread. Rather, I think a lot of the comments here are fueled by people with a moral compass. I'd trust a lawyer for legal guidance, but not for ethical guidance (and I wouldn't trust a law student for either!).
Frankly, your original post and subsequent comments (including the ones that are obvious backpedalling) say much about your sense of ethics.
I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt: I don't think he backpedaled so much, as filled-in more details that were missing in his OP. My guess is that he thought he understood that he had rights, and was seeking a price. After some discussion, he may have learned that his assumptions may not have been right. He dealt with it. Being wrong happens to every human every day. The question is how you deal with it.