Hi! I quite appreciate that you are looking at this page—the very fact that you are here means that you are trying to do the right thing in respect to photo usage.
Here’s some good news: nearly all of my photos are liberally licensed in a way that makes non-commercial use, distribution and adaptation free as long as a few guidelines are met.
If you are interested in using my photos in a commercial publication or Web site (e.g. books, periodicals, album covers, promotional Web use), please contact me. Please note that, even if you are a small or independent publisher, free commercial use is not supported by my licensing.
License fees vary depending on where and how you use the photos, with a sliding scale for smaller publishers. Please contact me for details.
Writing a paper or blog post? Making a presentation at a local user group? Most of my photos are licensed with the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution Share-and-share-Alike (v2.0) license.
In English, this means you can:
Make sure you check that the Flickr license for the photo you want to use supports the free non-commercial use. All of my newer ones do, but some of my oldest Flickr photos may not have made the switch to the license. Contact me if you see a photo online for which you are unsure of the license or seems to use a more restrictive license.
Yes, the terms of the license for most of my photos supports this. However, I generally only upload low-resolution images not suitable for print. Drop me a line if you’d like to purchase a larger, high-resolution print for a nominal sum.
You could send me five bucks or something.
Questions? Contact me and I’ll try to clear them up.
I'm a dedicated amateur photographer who recently made the big switch from film to digital.