I would interested in getting a few opinions as to what people do in terms of setting out their boundaries for image permission/usages for their work. I always used to think that if a client paid me to do a job, they would own the copyright which I’ve since found out isn’t strictly true. In fact it would seem that unless stipulated they remain the property of the photographer? Is that right? To put this into context, from time-to-time I do paid work for a client where the images get a massive amount of usage for marketing/promotional purposes on social media. Each time they post one of them, they very kindly put my insta handle so that's great. On the last job I did a couple of the images were shown in national newspapers. Each time they were used without creditation, consultation or payment. For the record I’m fine with what’s in the past. I’m on a learning curve generally with photography but I do want to get it right going forward. I was thinking of some sort of pre-shoot agreement that states that the images remain the property of the photographer and that pictures used in 3rd party publications (i.e. newspapers/magazines) would require permission and may attract additional fees? I’m not trying to be mercenary here, however I am trying to make part of my income from photography and want to make sure that I’m not being taken advantage of. It would surely make sense to put all your cards on the table prior to shooting so there can be no grey areas. Any advice on this would be gratefully received.