1. Terms and Definitions:


(a) Picture includes a photograph, images, digital scan;

(b) Reproduction includes any form of publication. Copying of the whole or part of any picture or image.  Whether or not altered by printing, photography, slide projection, xerography, artist’s reference, artist’s illustration, layout or presentation, electronic or mechanical reproduction or storage by any other means;

(c) The Photographer (Simon D. Lampitt) is the Author of the photograph.

(d) The Client is the person or organisation to whom the invoice is addressed. (whether or not the Client is acting for a third party);

(e) SDL Photography.co.uk administers the licensing of the works of the Photographer, Simon D. Lampitt and is a trading name of SDL Photography

(f) These terms and conditions represent the entirety of the agreement between SDL Photography and the Client.

2. Copyright and Ownership of Materials:

  1. The entire copyright in the pictures is retained by the Photographer; Simon D. Lampitt at all times throughout the world and is administered by SDL Photography and SDL Photography UK;
  2.  Title to all photographs remains the property of the Photographer;
  3.  Images will be licensed for use for a specified time period or print run, whichever is applicable. When the License to use has expired, the images should be destroyed. The Photographer reserves the right to make an additional charge for continued use after this period;
  4. The Photographer, as administered by SDL Photography.co.uk. Supplies the technical and artistic ability to illustrate an idea photographically, and sells the right to reproduce those pictures in a given context;
  5. Simon D. Lampitt asserts both his moral right to be identified as the author of his work.  Also the right to a credit is asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988;
  6.  Unless otherwise agreed in writing. If any picture reproduced by the Client omits the copyright notice or credit line specified by SDL Photography.  The fee payable by the Client shall be subject to an increase specified by SDL Photography.co.uk, and in any event an increase of not less than 20%.

Credit line will read SDL Photography OR S. D. Lampitt

3. Use and Reproduction:

  1.  The License to Use only comes into effect once full payment of the invoice has been made.
  2. Permission in writing may be granted for image use before payment; however this permission will be immediately removed if payment of the invoice is not made within the timescale stated on the invoice or contract;
  3.  Reproduction rights (if and when granted) are strictly limited to the use and period of time specified on SDL Photography invoice;
  4. The reproduction rights are not issued exclusively to the Client except when specified on the invoice;
  5.  Reproduction rights granted are personal to the Client and may not be  transferred to third parties save for the purpose of the exercise by the Client of such reproduction rights;
  6. Any reproduction rights granted are by way of licence and no partial or other assignment of copyright shall be implied;
  7.  SDL Photography reserves the right to refuse to supply or grant a reproduction licence to a third party when requested to do so by the Client;
  8.  In the case of printed publications, evidence of use must be made available if requested; [at least via electronic means]
  9. On the Client’s death or bankruptcy or (if the Client is a company) in the event of a Resolution, Petition or Order for winding up being made against it, or if a Receiver is appointed, SDL Photography may at any time thereafter inspect any records, accounts and books relating to the reproduction of its pictures to ensure that the pictures are being used only in accordance with the reproduction rights granted to the Client.

4. Definitions of Reproduction Rights:

The following terms are used when describing the reproduction rights granted by SDL Photography and the Photographer to the Client:

  1.  Internal Use only: The right to use the pictures only within a company for non-commercial purposes; publication in a free in-house magazine not normally available to the public; exhibition within the Client’s premises; editorial use in the Client’s intranet site;
  2.  PR and Press distribution: The right to use the pictures as described in 4(1); plus a licence for third parties to reproduce such pictures in print or electronic media in an editorial context where no fee has been paid to guarantee publication;
  3. Specified Use Only: The right to use the pictures once only for the purpose as described on the invoice;
  4. Editorial: One reproduction only of pictures supplied within one print edition of the specified title in an editorial context only.

5. Booking and Cancellation:

  1.  The Client will be required to complete a Booking Form, on receipt of the booking form; SDL Photography will send an email as confirmation. The booking will then be considered Confirmed.
  2.  Once the Client has made a booking for a specific time and date and this date/time has been Confirmed.  SDL Photography will not accept any other work from other clients for those times and dates;
  3.  Once a booking is confirmed, and subsequently cancelled. A cancellation fee will be charged to the client according to the following schedule.

Cancellation fees
1-7 days’ notice 20%
8-14 days’ notice 5%
In addition to this cancellation fee, the client will be charged for any expenses already incurred by SDL Photography.

6. Payment Terms:

  1.  Our payment terms are strictly net 28 days (four weeks) unless agreed in advance and in writing;
  2.  If payment is not made in accordance with (1) above. Then SDL Photography may rescind any Agreement and recover damages. Or, at its option, may exercise its statutory right to interest under the Late Payment Of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998;
  3. A fee of £10 will be made for each account reminder, duplicate invoice, or any other paperwork, correspondence or phone calls involved with the pursuance of a debt. This fee is non-refundable, and represents the additional time spent pursuing overdue invoices;
  4.  The Client’s right to reproduce a picture arises only when SDL Photography invoice relating to the grant of such right is fully paid (including interest charges levied on late payment of the invoice or invoices). Any reproduction before payment of the invoice constitutes an infringement of rights and a breach of this Agreement entitling SDL Photography  to rescind the Agreement and rendering the Client liable for the payment of damages;
  5.  If any invoice issued to the Client is not paid by the Due Date, then all unpaid invoices issued to the Client become due as of immediate effect, even if it is less than 28 days from the issue date, and that SDL Photography  may consider these invoices as overdue when pursuing legal action for the recovery of said debts;

7. Liability and Indemnity:

  1.  While SDL Photography takes all reasonable care in the performance of this agreement generally. It shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Client of by any third party arising from use or reproduction of any picture or its caption;
  2.  The Client agrees to indemnify SDL Photography  in respect of any claims or damages or any costs arising in any manner from the reproduction without proper reproduction rights of any picture supplied to the Client by SDL Photography ;
  3.  It is the Client who must satisfy himself that all necessary rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction, are obtained.
  4. It is acknowledged that SDL Photography gives no warranty or undertaking that any such rights, model releases or consents have or will be obtained. Whether in relation to the use of names, people, trade marks, registered or copyright designs or works of art depicted in any picture. In the event that the picture is issued or reproduced by or with the authority of the Client then the Client shall indemnify SDL Photography against any loss or damage, proceedings or costs where such rights, releases or consents have not been obtained.

8. Applicable Law:

  1.  This Agreement shall be subject to and constructed according to English Law and the parties agree to accept the exclusive direction of the Courts of England;
  2.  No variation of terms and conditions set out herein shall be effective unless agreed in writing by both parties.
  3.  Email communication constitutes a contract in law, unless the Client specifically states they will not accept this and instead provides hardcopy paperwork of all relevant agreements and contracts.

9. Client Confidentiality:

The Photographer and SDL Photography will keep confidential and will not disclose to any third parties or make use of information communicated to them in confidence for the purposes of the photography, save as may be reasonably necessary to enable the Photographer or SDL Photography to carry out their obligations in relation to the commission.

If you have any questions relating to the terms use the contact form

Making Payment

Our terms are strictly net 28 days (four weeks) unless agreed in advance and in writing.

Payment by BACS is preferred and bank details will be provided on the invoice.

Payment [+5%] via PayPal is also acceptable,  details again supplied on invoice

I also accept payment by cheque and crossed cheques should be made payable to Simon D Lampitt

Please note, when making payment by cheque, proof of postage of remittances is not considered proof of receipt, and clients are advised to send payment by any method affording proof of delivery.