To make a long story short... A local videotographer hired a photographer with knowlege of high speed strobes to assist with a shoot to produce a single image that will be edited into a clip of special efects video. The photographer was paid by check for his services. Both parties shot images and worked the set (one stationary object, one object in motion and splashing water) but the image that worked best was shot by the photographer (he pressed the shutter that time) and he now claims he has copyright. I was asked my opinion and I told the videotographer I think he (videotographer) has copyright due to the "Work For Hire" section of U.S. copyright law because he hired and paid the photographer to produce that image and refered him to an attorney who has done copyright work. I am interested in any actual case like this you know of as well as your opinion.