Copyright – statement

This copyright statement applies to all photography & images found on website, and any other sites found with, logo.                                  

 © Copyright 2016 – 2019  all rights reserved 

  1. Proprietary Rights

The photographs contained on this, and any other site under the domain, are the property of the X topic and are protected by the United States and international copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights on this site, are the property of

All photographs on the X topic are copyrighted.  

No permission, expressed or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on, other then that which is related to the normal “caching” practice of web browsers and activities, such as downloading solely for your personal enjoyment. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from may otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, or distribute the images. Written permission must be granted by the photographer (copyright holder, the X Topic) in order to use the photographs for any purpose that is not outlined above.

Your use of or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.

II.      Personal Use Criteria

The following are a list of conditions where gives individuals permission to link to (or copy) JPEG images and other material at no charge: 

  1. You may print a copy of any photograph for personal reference without further permission. 
  2. Students are welcome to download images and incorporate them in to school reports, presentations, etc. for free and without further permission, so long as proper credit/citation is given.
  3. All individuals can download images from Desktop /Wallpaper for the express use of displaying them on their screen on any personal computer that is not being used for commercial or public viewing purposes.

III.     Free Web Usage Criteria

  1. The following conditions define my authorization for use of my images on the Web, free of     charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to me, Theodore A. Stark, and include the e-mail address, [email protected] in said attribution. You may make LINKS to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.
  2. If you are preparing FREE online site guides for other photographers, bloggers, and photograph forums, you may make use of these images, BUT ONLY IF YOU ATTRIBUTE THEM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

IV.     Commercial Use                      

Those who wish to use the photography found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from me, Theodore A. Stark, prior to its commercial use. To obtain consent, interested parties should send an e-mail to [email protected]. In that e-mail the following should be addressed:

1- Image(s) you would like to use

2- Where they will be displayed

3- How they will be displayed

4- Intent of its display

5- Duration of their public viewing

6- Any other information you feel would be useful

Any commercial use of my photography without prior consent is a violation of the United States copyright law.

V.     Copyright Protection Tactics

In the attempt to maintain the integrity of the copyrighted photographs found on this site, several copyright protection methods have been utilized. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to: 

1.   Placement of watermarks 

2.   Resizing of images

3.   Conversion of images to low resolution for web use

If you would like to use a specific photograph with some of the copyright protection tactics removed, please e-mail me at [email protected]. In the email, describe the intended use of the images and why having the copyright tactics removed is required. 

IV.     Copyright Infringement is Serious

The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious act and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. I have worked very hard to capture and display quality photographic experiences and I kindly ask that the downloading or copying of any pieces from the site onto your own hard drive, diskette(s), printer, etc. without permission. You are welcome to copy the hyperlinks to other sites found on However, I ask that you do not copy any of the graphics, photographs, or articles from this site for your own use (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of the United States copyright laws.