My philosophy that art is meant to be seen and not hoarded. My licensing policies are therefor designed to balance the costs that go into creating and sharing my images with the desire to provide inspiration through my images on the net and around the world.
You can use my images two ways. Creative Commons License or License to Copyright
With Creative Commons you are free:
To Share: Copy, Distribute, and Transmit the image for personal use only.
Under these conditions:
Attribution: Photo credit of “Dave Proctor” and “www.daplv.com” MUST be made along with the image.
Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances. For clarity on what defines commercial use, please see the Sample Accepted Uses below.
Sample Accepted Use of the Creative Commons License:
Blog Post describing a trip to Las Vegas, An online article discussing the growing popularity of digital photography, or a website for a school project or even an individual using an image as a desktop background for the computer monitor.
License to Copyright
‘Commercial Use’ regarding the use of images online or offline is defined very broadly. The determination of commercial or non-commercial use is based on the contextual use of the image. The determination is NOT based on the tax-filing status of the entity using the image not on whether or not a financial transaction takes place.
Commercial use of my images is allowed only if expressly granted from myself (Dave Proctor) or from one of my agencies. All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee. My fees are based on the following criteria:
Media – print, web, television, etc.
Distribution Size – number of copies printed, viewing audience size, exposure (regional, national, international)
Length of Use – 1 year, 2 years, etc.
Prominence of Display – 1/4 page, 1/2 page, full page, spread, front cover, back cover, home page (online), interior page (online), etc.
All licensing inquiries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Use Requiring a License to Copyright:
A marketing campaign for a commercial entity, A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity, A background image for a website about furniture or License to create an individual print for use in a private home.