E©B Professional Services
Image Licensing // Expert Witness


Expert Support for Attorneys, Artists, and Estates.

Areas of Practice


Expert Witness

E©B is engaged by law firms, large and small, across the U.S. that are dealing with matters of unauthorized use of photographs. We have extensive experience in the image licensing business and have created hypothetical licensing fees for both plaintiffs and defendants.


E©B performs collection and archive appraisals as they relate to the future licensing value of copyrighted work  for estate taxes, for donation, in divorce proceedings, for insurance and for use as collateral. Owner, Ellen Boughn has been USPAP compliant since 2008 and remains current.


Ellen Boughn uses her decades of experience to guide photographer clients through the maze of opportunities and pitfalls in today’s marketplace for existing images as well as offering information to photographers with respect to direct licensing fees and packages for their clients.



Demystifying complicated filings and exhibits requires a deep level of experience and knowledge of the business practices in the image licensing business. E©B draws on past knowledge, research into current and past market conditions, and interviews with many contacts in the photo licensing industry to support her opinions and appraisals.

Expert reports

Boughn brings her expertise as a published author to the writing of expert reports. The reports are supported by exhibits, detailed and comprehensive. Both her reports as well as testimony in deposition and at trial have earned praise from attorneys and judges alike.


E©B clients have found that a deep understanding of photography licensing to be useful in explaining industry standards and common licensing terms unique to the photography business. Ellen Boughn is a clear thinker and excellent public speaker who remains professional under pressure.