Creative Commons License

All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

What is the Creative Commons Attribution License?

The Creative Commons Attribution license is used by photographers, designers, writers, and other creatives to share their work with the world free of charge in exchange for nothing more than being given credit (attribution).

Where can I use your images?

The Creative Commons Attribution license lets you use any of our images free and royalty free for (almost) any personal or commercial use, including:

  • Websites
  • WordPress Themes
  • Website Templates
  • Blogs
  • Presentations
  • Brochures
  • Books
  • Advertisements
  • Posters
  • Banners
  • (... you get the idea)

The catch? Just visibly credit us on/with any work that uses our images so folks know where they came from.

Where *can't* I use your images?

You absolutely cannot use our images in, with, or associated with anything that involves:

  • Promoting illegal activity of any kind
  • Pornography
  • Defamatory or libelous content
  • Content that may negatively affect or harm the reputation of a model depicted in an image (where applicable)

There are no exceptions to these restrictions! If you're concerned your particular planned use falls into one of these categories, play it safe and contact us before going ahead with it.

How do I go about crediting you?

For most situations, placing "Image by" on or near the image is sufficient. If you're using the image in an online medium (like on a website, website template, or WordPress theme), placing a link to our site (eg. "Image by Fotogrph") in the footer will work. If you're still not sure, contact us.

Who's behind Fotogrph?

Just us: Doni, Dustin, and AJ. We've been experimenting with stock photography for a few years to help with another project of ours and figured it'd be cool to share some of what we've created along the way.

Is there a way to license bigger/credit-free versions of these images?

Sure. Every image on our site has a full resolution counterpart in our main stock image library, so if you're interested in licensing one out just drop us a line. Also, since these versions are licensed under a different content license (and not the Creative Commons Attribution), you aren't required to credit us when using them.

What does "Release: On File" mean?

If you take photos of a model or if you're shooting on private property, it's always a good idea to have the model or property owner sign a document known as a release. The release is simply a legal agreement between the photographer and model/property owner that clearly spells out the parties involved, who owns the photos, and how they are to be used (and not used). While not a necessity if you're just shooting for fun, you absolutely need one if you ever plan to use the photos commercially or sell/distribute them as stock photos.

So how does this relate to Fotogrph? Since we fall into the latter category, we've made sure we have releases on file for all applicable photos so you can use them with confidence (provided, of course, you aren't using them in any prohibited categories).