Andrew in MA asks:
I wonder what you and the readers think of this issue. My client (a good one) had a video done. She gave the videographer access to my still photos to incorporate in the video, which is a mix of directly-shot videos, and panning and zooming on my images. His video, by my client's request, doesn't have his name and is totally unbranded so the videographer does not take credit for my work. I feel a little funny about my work being used by a videographer. On the other hand, I gave my client the right to use my images for marketing purposes. Perhaps it is not that different from a printer using my images for a brochure for my client (which I have no problem with). What do people think?
The typical license agreement real estate photographers have with clients grants them a license to use the still photos for anything that markets the property. In my mind, incorporating your stills into a video of the property doesn't violate the standard type of licensing so I wouldn't worry about it.