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Getting images - quick tip!

Posts: 688
on 02/20/2012

One day I will write an article about the whole topic, but here a quick tip:

Just ask the photographer!

For example, I have a website about a certain animal and came across a scientist that is not only a world authority on the subject, but also an outstanding photographer. All his images are copyrighted and stated 'no use without permission'. So I asked for it, and guess what? He granted it for free! Not only that, he is also now my 'go to / may I pick your brain' guy when it comes to this subject ...

Never be afraid to ask, the worst you can hear is 'No!', the best is that you just made a great connection in your niche. And yes, the site in question runs ads / is commercial ...


PS I know that this might be old news for experienced writers, but I thought it might be useful for less experienced ones ...

Posts: 3100
on 02/20/2012

Great tip, Sam. Thanks!

Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform, yeah -
Posts: 978
on 02/20/2012

awesome Surprised

Katie McMurray
Posts: 251
on 02/21/2012

You are so right Sam - I contacted the official website for a West End Musical I had just been to see and wanted to write a review.

I asked if I could use a few official pics and they said yes! 

Posts: 769
on 02/21/2012

Same thing for artists, many artists and photographers will allow you to use their work with permission, as long as you link back to them. 

Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
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