Found my photo on a book cover!

Every now and then I will do a tineye search on some of my photos. I was recently surprised to find that one my photos was used on a book cover!

My Cowboy in Dawn Light

photo was used along with a few others to make a collage. It is very thrilling to find artwork in use like this, but I do have a few questions.

If it was just my photo alone would they have to have purchased an extended license in order to use it? Does the fact that they use it in a collage change that? I noticed that there is a credit given to an artist for the cover art with her copyright, but there is no mention of the source of the photos or the photographer’s names.

I imagine this is all the legal way of doing book cover art, but what are the rules on this? I seem to remember reading that if a photo took up so much space, like more than half of the cover, then the original artist had to be given credit, does that sound familiar?

Anyway, I plan to order the book to have for a memento, even though it looks like a pretty racy plot! Here is the link to it if you are interested in taking a peek: [link=[/link]

Photo credits: Laura Gangi .

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November 19, 2011


Thats awsome. i always imagined that someone would find one of their images. Congrats. ;)

November 19, 2011


Which licenes do i need to use a sky in a composite for the cover of a small soft cover book? and where do I make notation of the photograher of that sky? Want to do this right.

December 05, 2010


Congratulations! It is very gratifying to see a your own photo to be used in a professional job.

December 05, 2010


Congratulations :)

December 02, 2010


Thanks everyone for your comments! I received the book and it looks great. I am a bit concerned about what types of 'tailored' email I will be getting from Amazon now. I should have written to the author and asked for a complimentary (signed) copy as I read that someone else had done. maybe I should still do that! What do you think? :-)

November 29, 2010


Congratulations Laura! It looks great and plays a prominent element in the whole design so I'd love to hear the results of your research. That shot has always been one of my favorites in your port.

November 22, 2010


Can imagine that was a great surprise for you! But would be nice if you also had a credit for your photo...mmh (just thinking...about issues of authorship...) . Cheers

November 22, 2010


A big congrats.

I found an image also on a book of mine, but I think it was bought as just a high res image. They book was only available as digital option though, no printing.

November 22, 2010


That's brilliant, congratulations, you must be thrilled :-) Book could be an interesting read ;-) eeeek

November 22, 2010


Кредит на покупку недвижимости, Купить жилье

November 22, 2010


Congrats !! must be an incredible feeling!!

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November 21, 2010


Congrats, bet you never thought of "Brokeback Mountain" when you shot that, but judging by the first page of the book... oh my!

November 21, 2010


Nice that Tineye could spot it, congratulations! Hope you have fun reading the book!

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November 21, 2010


Congrats! :)

November 21, 2010


Nice find!

November 21, 2010


Great! Congratulations!!!

November 21, 2010



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