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Can I Use Images from Google Images?

This is an Internet old question. Should you just right click and download an image, use it in a project and never worry about it? Or maybe you shouldn't.The shortest answer is: maybe.The long and comprehensive answer is, however, more complex. So let's decipher it.Let's say you're working on a newsletter for a travel company for the sake of a tangible example. This newsletter involves tropical vacations, cocktails, waterfront resorts, the whole tropical dream in one package.... continue reading

To Free or Not to Free? Are You Sure That “Free Stock Photo” You Downloaded is Safe To Use?

It’s been common knowledge for quite some time that photographs, illustrations and visual representations in general are simply must-haves for any web domain, social media account or promotional campaign.Using attractive visuals was already an important tactic for traditional, offline magazines, but it’s relevance has been magnified by the online environment. To point out just a hint, Facebook posts including images drive twice as much engagement as a simple text status, while tweets with photos... continue reading

About copyright...

Hello everyone,today the search of images on the internet and expecially through the most common search platforms is affecting photographers' copyright... many people download and use illegally pictures found on the net. But it's a real problem? Yes it is, because it is copyright infringment.Red wrote a good article about FINDING THE RIGHT PHOTO.I want to tell you more about Copyright and its technical notes.  Each photographer invest a lot of energy, money and time to shoot professionally... continue reading

Turning Refusal into Acceptance

One of the common refusal comments is "The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.)... Read more: https://www.dreamstime.com/thread_148".I have my fair share of refusals with this comment. The original photo of the above image was rejected with the copyright / protected element comment. As you can see, it is a very simple photo of a yellow safety helmet sitting on a plastic barrier. Where's the copyright, trademark... continue reading

My Experience Buying Your Images

For many years I was a photographer on Dreamstime. And I still have an old, but still selling portfolio here.These days I am too busy to shoot. But I am back on Dreamstime buying instead of contributing. It's early days, but I thought I might share a few thoughts with you that may help you sell more stuff.I have started writing blogs on LinkedIn as a way of building my own personal brand, you can see my portfolio of stories HERE   The above image from Atholpady was used for... continue reading

Meet the Godzilla of copyright infringement: Extended Collective Licensing

Sure by now you have heard about the potential risk of losing control over your images once you upload them on the Internet (on your blog, Facebook/Twitter/G+ page or even by selling them). Here's an older article here that explains how minor changes in layout can generate a huge mass of copyright infringements, in most cases without people even knowing it.The content we generate as professionals or amateurs, for commercial means or just for fun should remain ours, at least for the next 72 years.... continue reading

Copyright and infographics

As editor of the website http:www.start-a-business-faq.com I would like to use some of the fine iconographic templates that I see for sale.The typical template I am talking about is beautifully designed, perhaps has point 1 through 9 in a circle and in place of real type and real headlines is dummy type. Now what I would like to do is edit one of those templates with my own content. I can see how it is legal for me to use this on my own website, but what about posting such an infographic on Pinterest.... continue reading

Nothing but editorials

One of the easiest ways to sell pictures of people doing things is to submit them as an editorial image because you don't need a model release when used in this context.The alternative is to arrange for a model and set up planned shots.Sometimes, this creates an image that does not feel as real as a candid shot taken of an knowing or unknowing subject doing something naturally.Unfortunately in the later case, most of the time you are not going to secure a model release from people who... continue reading

Refused city scapes.

Dear all,I am a new contributor and I don't understand why many of the pictures of towns I have uploaded have been refused because: " The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark...".For example most of them were views of the Canal Grande in Venice token from the Rialto Bridge and if you search in Dreamstime you find many scapes taken from the same position those have been accepted and are not editorial.Do you have an idea?Thank you and best regards.... continue reading

How you can become copyright free - learn the industries secrets

How many times did you get a rejection because you forgot to remove a license plate, an iPhone button or a tiny artwork on a wall behind you main subject?When shooting people, the protocol is simple (have a model release printed, make sure it's a good general MR or a Dreamstime one, have it completed by the model and signed, have a witness, check it again for all details and click submit).However, the ice becomes a lot thinner when it comes to objects, art and buildings. All photographers go... continue reading

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