Firstly, thank you VERY much for photographing for HEAVY. Your work is appreciated!
As with most things in life, without rules we have anarchy and while anarchy can be fun for a while, it doesn’t result in anything productive. This is a professional and courteous rule.
By submitting your photos you agree to the rules below and you understand and will not break this rule:
Please don’t post photos of bands you shoot on your social media or website (or anywhere) directly. You are welcome to show them to your database (friends/family/industry/fans/groups/pages/websites/social media/email/sms/…) but do this by sharing the link to the published photographs on the HEAVY website and/or social media post; preferably with the review if there is one.
Please link and flow people too HEAVY by using the published link from the website. Just a “shot for” tag or mention is not acceptable. You are shooting for the publication, the publication got you the accreditation, please flow people to the publication.
After a few weeks, you can use the images how you see fit if you did not sign a contract stating otherwise. In the meantime, it’s professional and courteous to fully support the publication your shot for.
The main point of this is the help HEAVY grow its traffic so that we can reach more people–that’s only going to be a good thing for everyone.
If you don’t agree with this rule please contact [email protected]