How to legally blog?

Updated on February 10, 2020 in Inspiration
12 on December 16, 2017

Hey guys,

I just starting to write a regular blog. And normally when I do, i usually write it about my own stuff. And of course I use my own work.

But how does that work when you want to write a blog post about photographers that inspire you?

I see that Eric uses images of other photographers on his own blog. Do you ask for permission?

Or is a link back and writing a educational piece enough?

A friend of mine got fined because he used a image on his blog.

Would be good to know. Because I love writing about the photography that inspires me. 🙂

Thanks street togs!

 
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0 on December 17, 2017

you ask for permission when using someone elses work. Most people are generally ok with that.If it is for commercial purposes, then you generally have to get a license depending on if the work is licensed (similar to what you do with music, and video samples).

You can always just use the work without permission, and get shamed on Petapixel, But I do not recommend that 😉

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5 on December 17, 2017

Haha that is true. But how does for exampke Eric Kim do that? I mean, for exampke his “12 lessons Trent Park taught me about photography” article. He has got a lot like those. So did he ask for permission?

on December 19, 2017

I don’t know what he does, but I would shoot an email or note to the original creator and ask for permission. if its a free blog post, usually some credit is sufficient.

 

on December 19, 2017

Where’s the link to your blog?

on December 20, 2017

@juor this is my blog. Although it isn’t really relevant to my question…

https://cristiangeelen.com/blog/

 

@calgarc Yeah, it’s a free blog. Just starting out and don’t want any legal issues. You hear a lot. And even a friend of mine got fined using a image. I get it, but it sucks too if you just want to write about stuff that inspires you.

on December 21, 2017

The use of the images on your blog (and Eric’s) may fall under the category of ‘fair use’ – especially if they are being used for educational purposes.  Here’s a pretty good writeup on the subject:

https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/copyright-fair-use-and-how-it-works-for-online-images/

on January 1, 2018

The use of the images on your blog (and Eric’s) may fall under the category of ‘fair use’ – especially if they are being used for educational purposes.  Here’s a pretty good writeup on the subject:

https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/copyright-fair-use-and-how-it-works-for-online-images/

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Thanks Logan!

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0 on August 31, 2019

I should definitely read your blog. I’m pretty sure you can use images of other photographers if you won’t get any profit out of your work. So if it’s just a post or article, put the credit and live happily. But if you get anything out of it, then you should definitely ask for permission. I had to get assignment help recently to write about this topic, so I really got deep into that.

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