Phantom Photography Code Of Ethics

Code Of Ethics

Phantom Photography abides to a high standard of professionalism in the art of photography and how we conduct ourselves while performing our photographic duties. We adhere to the code of ethics set forth by the American Society of Media Photographers.


  • Maintain a high quality of service and a reputation for honesty and fairness.
  • Oppose censorship and protect the copyrights and moral rights of other creators.
  • Foster fair competition based on professional qualification and merit.
  • Never deliberately exaggerate one’s qualifications, nor misrepresent the authorship of work presented in self-promotion.
  • Never engage in malicious or deliberately inaccurate criticism of the reputation or work of another photographer.
  • Never offer or accept bribes, kickbacks or other improper inducements.
  • Never conspire with others to fix prices, organize in illegal boycotts, or engage in other unfair competitive practices.
  • Donate time for the betterment of the profession and to advise other photographers.
  • Respect the privacy and property rights of one’s subjects.
  • Never use deceit in obtaining model or property releases. 
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and represent a client’s best interests.
  • Protect a client’s confidential information. Assistants should likewise maintain confidentiality of the photographer’s proprietary information.
  • Accurately represent to clients the existence of model and property releases for photographs.
  • Stipulate a fair and reasonable value for lost or damaged photographs.
  • Use written contracts and delivery memos with a client, stock agency or assignment representative.
  • Give due consideration to the client’s interests before licensing subsequent uses.
  • Do not manipulate images for use in a journalistic context in a manner that can mislead viewers or misrepresent subjects.
  • Do not impede public safety.