Many transit enthusiasts are very protective of their photography and add watermarks and strict rules on how the photo can(not) be used by others. On the other hand, I’m all right with others using my photos so long as they give appropriate credit (for those with eagle eyes, yes there are a couple other stipulations in the specific license I use). The Creative Commons licenses allow me to retain ownership of my photos and at the same time allow others to use my photos. Others are free to use the photos as they wish (mostly) as long as attribution is given, usually in the form of a link.
If you are interested in learning more about Creative Commons licensing, PCWorld has an informative article on protecting artistic works with Creative Commons licensing. The article goes over common questions and concerns when using the license.
If you have any experiences with Creative Commons licensing, feel free to leave a comment.
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The photo that was short-listed was one of the SeaBus: I don’t think it’s one of my best photos, but I guess it does look decent.
Maybe I will start to post more of my photos on Flickr 😛
Well for the latter half of Canada Day I went out to Canada Place to check out what kind of stuff was happening. I ended up taking more time outside than inside. The weather was wonderful–cloud-less, rain-less, and lots of sun. The view of the North Shore mountains was thusly amazing, to say the least. I wish I had a camera with higher resolution :(.
At the end of the day, when this CTV camera was lowering, a bunch of kids started crowding around the camera and waving at it heh.
And I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the container port 😛 Ah good memories of IBSS10.
I had my grad photo session yesterday. It was actually a fun experience. The photographer’s equipment was so cool – computers hanging from the ceiling, hanging lights, fake rooms. I think my glasses were an inconvenience to the photographers…and they didn’t take out the lenses as they were supposed to.
Well anyway it was interesting seeing everyone in suits and dresses.