I’ve noticed that more and more people have had to put notices on their blogs about the usage of their pictures.
I have an “all rights reserved” message at the bottom of this page, but I have resisted putting anything more blunt and more conspicuous just because I hate the idea of telling the 99.9999% of people who already know better to please do right.
So if you are in that .0001% and didn’t know until now: if you ever-ever-ever want to use any of my pics for anything, ask like anyone else! Most of the time I say ‘yes’ and it is super-flattering (really, it is) that my work is liked. If you don’t ask, I have to write an uncomfortable email saying remove my copywrited work. I’ve had to do this a few times before and again tonight.
It’s not like I’m painting the Mona Lisa or that I’m all Ansel Adams with the photography thing – so having to write a letter for my giant rooster in a car pic is weird. It’s just…well, yeah…uncomfortable.
Really, y’all .0001%: just ask! It tickles me that you like whatever and unless it’s for something weird, I’m all about helping. Thanks.