About copyright

The photos on this web site falls into four different categories:

  1. Copyright symbolA few (well, so far only one, but it might change in the future) are taken by other people who have given me permission to use them here. Where that is the case, I have given credit to the photographer on the page(s) where the pictures appear. As I don’t own the copyright to these pictures, I cannot give you permission to use them.
  2. Some of the pictures I shoot are for a local charity. I pass the copyright on to them, but am normally granted permission to use them for my portfolio. As I don’t hold the copyright to those pictures, I cannot grant anyone else a license to use them.
  3. The copyright to all the remaining pictures belong to me.
    • The vast majority of these are freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. That basically means you’re allowed to use them for non-commercial purposes, as long as you give me credit, link to this site and don’t alter them.
    • There might be a few I have decided to not grant a blanket license for. If you would like to use them, feel free to drop me a line, and we can take it from there.

So how can anyone read my mind and guess which of these categories a picture falls into? Fortunately you don’t have to. The usage rights are encoded in the EXIF data for every picture, so if you’re interested in using one, then just check there to see whether it’s available. Alternatively, just ask.

Also, all  the images on this site are in fairly low resolution, typically 600 or 900 pixels along the longest side. While that’s fine for web display, it’s not going to make a good print. But if you ask, and if it’s a picture that I’m happy to share, then I’ll be happy to send you a high resolution original image.

The easiest way to ask questions about any of the pictures is to post a comment on the page where the picture appears. I’ll automatically get an email, and since the comment is linked to the page, I will know which picture you’re talking about.

The text is also copyright by me and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.  You’re allowed to use it for non-commercial purposes, as long as you give me credit, link to this site and don’t alter it.

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