My coverage territory is the southeast — predominantly Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Florida Panhandle — but I am available for travel anywhere.
A note about images
I want you to use my images
. I want you to enjoy them. I want you to imagine a world in which everything we have is everything we need.
There was a time when I fiercely protected my work, employing all kinds of crazy methods to keep people from stealing it — Digimarc (degraded images too much), watermarks (ugly), no right click (annoying), etc.
After a while, I realized that the more I controlled my work, the more stressful it became. So I decided to follow Trey Ratcliff and Scott Kelby's example: I decided to let go. I want my work to be seen. I want to concentrate on making new, even more beautiful images. I have no interest in being a cop or a lawyer.
I believe that, given the chance, most people will do the right thing.
If you're running a personal blog, take what you'd like, with a link and credit. If you're seeking photographs for a media outlet or commercial entity, let's talk.
Open season for image theft?
Not really. I still take licensing and copyright matters seriously. This is my future, after all. Google's reverse image search has made it very easy to locate copyright infringement, and the NPPA has a really great lawyer.
I rarely sell all rights to an image, which is a plus for clients, because the price would be too cost-prohibitive. Likewise, I require licensing for all images that are to be used editorially or commercially.
I've found over the years that great clients are always great clients. And thieves are always thieves. Watermarks and such only make things hard on the very people I want to help! And the worst part is, the methods aren't very effective.
My images are protected by an "All Rights Reserved," clause.
This means if you are a media outlet, business, or nonprofit and wish to use them for commercial or editorial purposes, please contact my licensing department.Attribution
— "Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright" must accompany the image at all times, regardless of where or how it is used, unless other arrangements are made.
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