Log in

No account? Create an account
11 March 2013 @ 01:33 pm
Terms of Use for my photos  


I love fandom and my photography is my way of giving back to the fandom which has contributed such fun and joy to my life.   I've made so many friends and had so many good times.  Capturing those moments and sharing them is also a source of joy for me.  I love to see my photos shared and used by fandom.

I do have some very minimal requirements for using and posting/sharing my photos.  They are easy.   Essentially anyone can use my fandom-based photos for free if the use is non-commercial.   They can use them for derivative works (aka fanart).   They can post and share them as much as desired.

All I ask is:

  • All my fandom-based photos are licensed for free use as long as it is not commercial.  The photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

  • If you repost the photos, please leave my watermark in place on the photo.   Please link back to where to the photo or just to http://www.flickr.com/photos/karencookephotography.   Leaving the watermark in place keeps the photo attribution (creator) with the photo if it gets recopied from you.

  • If you use a photo for fanart (derivative use), you can remove the watermark if you feel it interferes with your work.  In those cases, please link back to either the photo or to the main site (such as www.flickr.com/photos/karencookephotography, www.karencookephotography.com etc.).  Btw, if you create fanart from one of my photos, I'd love to see it.  I love the creativity of fandom.  Drop me a line.  :)

  • Any fanart created with my photos inherits this Creative Commons "ShareAlike" license.  Meaning anyone else can copy, repost, or make derivative works from the fanart.

Creative Commons License
This work by Karen Cooke Photography is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at karencookephotography.com.   Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at karencookephotography.com.

federal bureau of obsessionsxxsafixx on March 11th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this.I've used your 4 Jensen pics for tumblr
growyourwingsgrowyourwings on March 11th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
Very nice. :). I like what you did.
the_dean_team on March 11th, 2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
I love that you share your photos, and I agree with your policy. I ask the same when I share my photos. Always happy to give credit to who took them and prefer linking to the source site rather than pasting onto my own page. Thank you once again for sharing your amazing photos :))
growyourwingsgrowyourwings on March 16th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
You're welcome. And thanks. :)
lipglosskaz: J2 paleykazluvsbooks on March 12th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
YES!! i love that you are happy to share!!
Without your pic's at Vegascon tumblr would be empty :)

I have noticed that a lot of people don't credit back which is a shame..
growyourwingsgrowyourwings on March 16th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
*sigh* It is what it is. On the bright side, many do. And I like to think that those who don't just aren't aware, are caught up in a moment :) , or got them someplace where the credit/watermark was already removed. :)
lipglosskaz: J2 stuffed toykazluvsbooks on March 16th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
I think it is getting a little better over there..i have noticed more link backs for this Con than ever before,so maybe people are learning!

Here's hoping :)
growyourwingsgrowyourwings on March 16th, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking about this the other day. It's likely folks just didn't realize or perhaps were even nervous that they'd be told/asked to not do what they are doing. Knowing that it was okay (with credit) and even using the images with watermark removed for fanart is okay - might have helped. (for mine anyway.) :)
sb101sb10110 on March 12th, 2013 05:22 am (UTC)
Thanks I left msg but I just found this ;)
No prob I agree Nd will do !
Much appreciated your time and your kindness to hare with us who can't b there .
Reason why I love this fandom too ;) I will post when finish my clip
growyourwingsgrowyourwings on March 16th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Re: Share
szarabasjkaszarabasjka on March 13th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to see this post!
I had a blast with the con and I wasn't even there! Hope you don't mind if I keep some of your pics, for drooling only and i promise I'll respect the terms and conditions.
growyourwingsgrowyourwings on March 16th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Of course! :)
slytherinsamslytherinsam on November 28th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
Hello! Oh gosh you take so many lovely photos. I've turned a few into icon that I plan on to use later, but I'll leave all the credit to you :)