MESSAGE TO ALL VISITORS TO THIS SITE ABOUT COPYRIGHT: The photos on this site are copyright to us, and on the pages where we display photos that we’ve taken for our clients, those photos are copyright to us AND to the clients we took the photos for.
THE PHOTOS ON THIS SITE ARE NOT TO BE USED BY ANYONE BUT US AND/OR BY THE CLIENTS WE TOOK THEM FOR!
MESSAGE TO THOSE THINKING OF BOOKING A PHOTO SHOOT WITH US:
Please see the Terms and Conditions section on our home page.
(Scroll down to the Terms and Conditions beneath the slideshow on the homepage).
While on the topic of Copyright Photos, although you may be able to take photos from anywhere on the Internet and use them, this doesn’t mean you have permission to – if you do simply just take and use photos that you find online you may be liable for copyright infringement. Always check with the website owner and/or the artist or photographer if you have permission to just take and use photos from that site. Also check how you are able to use the images: do you have permission to use them online, offline, commercially, or what?
Of course you don’t need to check with the website owner and/or artist of photographer if there are words that state that you can take and use the images on the site, but also be sure to read any requirements. There may be requirements that you mention the site or artist or photographer. There may be requirements that you include a clickable link for crediting the website, artist or photographer. There may be only certain ways that you are allowed to use the images.
Be careful with copyright! Some website owners or artists or photographers may simply ask you to remove the image from wherever you have used it, or may ask you to credit them or link to their site, but others may sue you.
Don’t think that if you just took an image from somewhere online and gave credit or a link when you used it makes everything okay.
You needed permission too.
Don’t think that it’s okay to just take images from Google image search results and use them as you please. Those images are only in Google search results because they’re on websites. Visit those websites and see if there is wording about the copyright and use of the images that appear on those websites!
© Copyright Teresa Schultz 2016