Creekside Imagery
Image Usage & Licensing

Image Usage & Licensing

The details are basically this: If you are using one of my images for personal, creative purposes, have at it. If you publish a work derived from my images, give me credit if the watermark is removed. Put it all over social media. Print it for yourself. Give it away. But don’t sell it. Well, talk to me first we’ll see what we can work out.

Image Usage & Licensing

Except where noted otherwise, all images on (“website”) are property of William Burke and Creekside Imagery. Unauthorized use for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. The purchase of a print or digital download does not grant the buyer any additional usage or reproduction rights.

Creative Commons Licensing

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

This licensing provides for certain non-commercial usage. You are allowed to share or adapt (remix, transform and build upon) the image under the following conditions:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

In Summary

I own the rights to all of the images on this website. I provide print or digital copies of those images, the purchase of which does not include any rights transfer. As such, you are not allowed to reproduce any image in any format for commercial purposes or make prints based on copies of purchased images (prints or digital). Please contact me if you would like additional prints.

Why can’t I make my own prints? I bought one. The purchase of a print does not grant any print reproduction rights. Aside from it being a copyright violation, it devalues and disrespects my work. I take great care in developing each print, how it’s laid out and how it’s presented. If a friend or relative would like a print they are welcome to purchase one. You don’t owe them anything and certainly neither do I.

You are welcome to copy, post, and share them “as-is” (must include watermark!) on non-business social media accounts, but please give me credit as is appropriate to the format.

You are allowed to use my images as part of your own non-commercial projects (ie schoolwork or your own learning). Anywhere my image (or a portion of it) is publically posted I must be given credit and the resulting image must be shared under this same license.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding licensing and usage. I want you to be able to use my images and I am sure we will be able to find a way to meet your needs. Thank you! Bill