This is something that I feel every strongly about in my industry and just wanted you to also understand how copyright and the copyright laws work for photography.
Copyright in photography means that the photographer owns an image that they created. The law says you created that image as soon as the shutter is released.
This means that photographer copyright laws state that whoever pushed the button owns the copyright. A photographer will own that copyright throughout their life and 70 years afterwards.
Whether it’s photography on your hard drive, online portfolio website, or a post on your Instagram feed, with this ownership, the photographer has exclusive rights to their image according to the Copyright Law of the United States of America.