My licensing policies are designed to balance the costs that go into creating and sharing my images with the desire to provide inspiration through my images on the internet and around the world.
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 nor on whether or not a financial transaction takes place.
Commercial use of my images is allowed only if expressly granted by the artist, Andrew Thomas. All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee. 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.
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.
Company branding such as business cards and letterheads.
To license an image for commercial use, go to the Image Licensing Page and fill out the information. I will send you a quote.
Creative Commons License
With Creative Commons you are free to do the following for Personal Use (Non-Commercial):
To Share: Copy, Distribute, and Transmit the image
To Remix: Create Derivative works of the image
Under these conditions:
Attribution: Attribution to Andrew Thomas with a link to www.andrewthomas.art 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:
Personal Blog Post describing a trip to Yellowstone National Park.
Online article discussing the techniques of HDR photography.
A website for a school project about the use of composition in art.
Print advertising in an outdoor or travel magazine.
Contact me if you have any questions as to whether or not you need to purchase an image license to use my photographs.