Copyright is essentially about the ownership of creative work. The law (in the form of the Copyright, design and Patents Act 1988) gives creators ownership of their work (with some exceptions) and broadly-speaking, like all other forms of creative activity, professional photographers make their living by licencing the use of their work, not by selling it outright. [AOP, behind the lens 2020]
Expensive words, but I am not a professional photographer yet. That does not mean that I lose the right to copyright. All images published on this website are my own and model release forms are in place. Please do not copy my images and claim it to be your own work. You can use any of my images as long as you reference it as made by Kim Bainbridge.