Can I take photos from and use them in my book / website / etc? | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Can I take photos from and use them in my book / website / etc?

You'll need to check with the owner. To find out the owner, first make sure you're on the Gwulo website page for that photo. It'll have "atom" in the url, eg:

Look below the photo and you'll see a line of text in a small font. There are two different styles:

1. Photo is from Flickr

If the text below the photo looks like this:

Submitted by Klaus. View the original image on Flickr.

it means that the photo came from Flickr. Click the blue "Flickr" text to visit the photo's page on Flickr. There you can contact the owner of the photo.


2. Photo is from a Gwulo contributor

If the text looks like this:

Submitted by harryhktc

it means that the photo was uploaded to Gwulo by the contributor with user name "harryhktc". To contact them, please write the email you want to send them, but send it to me:

David's email address
and I'll forward it to them for you. Please include a list of link(s) to the pages of the photo(s) you are interested in, and if you're requesting photos from multiple people please send me one message per person.

Here's a suggested format for your message:

Subject: Request to use your photos

Dear Harry << replace with owner's name

I would like to use the following photographs that you have uploaded to

 - << provide links to the photos

They are just what I'm looking for to illustrate a project I'm working on. <<Give a description of your project, whether it is commercial or not, and how you'll use the photos>>.

Please can I have your permission to use your photos for this project?

I plan to note "Photos courtesy of Harry << change", and include the links shown above. If you'd prefer something different, just let me know.

Thanks & regards,

<Your name>