When I started my blog
my daughter gave me this book
I read it from cover to cover
found many of you within it's pages
but there was one important point she made
Ask permission to use photos.
now isn't that a story
I dutifully composed a basic email
then I personalized it for each
I had found over the years
you can find her
Not only is she a beautiful photographer
Who imbues all her photographs with a special warmth
as a person,
she is one class act!
Within a day,
I received the loveliest email in return
giving me full permission to use her images here
I had sent her a link to this site
so she knew I had 7 followers
had written maybe 15 posts
(Let's be honest I was not going to set the world on fire!)
but still she bothered
Subsequent to this
I heard an interview with several editors of home magazines
who all said how they disliked bloggers using their images
but they wouldn't mind if we asked permission
Wouldn't it be nice if they replied when we did?
Now I would like to know
If they did not reply
did that mean
I have to be honest and say
that I have used some of their images anyway
but I always feel unbelievable guilty and I don't like that
Really I'm a good girl, I am!
I also want to thank all you lovely blogging friends
who have said
' yes, go ahead,'
after I have admitted to you that
I pinched an image off your site
Bless you all.
But the quandary is
what can I use
that is currently sitting in my lovely files
what can't I use
and how do you find who to ask when it comes to
sites like Flickr
CAN ANYONE HELP ME?