Photo Licensing and Print Sales for William Beem Photography

Photo Licensing and Print Sales for William Beem Photography

Although I register all of my images with the U.S. Copyright Office, I am willing to provide licenses for the use of my photographs. I basically separate my licenses into two types – personal use and commercial use.

Creative Commons License

There are various types of Creative Commons Licenses, but I've adopted the Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC license.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

You may:

  • Share, Copy Distribute and Transmit an image for non-commercial use.
  • Remix, or create derivative works from an image.

With the following conditions

  • Attribution: You must provide a link back to this web site – – and provide attribution William Beem.
  • Non-Commercial: You may not use the image for commercial uses under any circumstances with the Creative Commons license.

Examples of Permitted Usage under Creative Commons License

  • Use an image for a personal blog post
  • Use an image for a desktop wallpaper
  • Educational projects or uses

Commercial Licensing

Uses of an image that sell or promote a person, product or idea are considered Commercial – regardless whether the user is a non-profit or profitable entity. Any commercial usage must be negotiated for a license fee and contract that describes the intended usage and limitations of use.

Examples of Usage Requiring License/Payment

  • A print of an image at any size
  • Fund-raising for non-profit organization
  • Advertising/Marketing for commercial promotions
  • A derivative work intended for sale or commercial use

Please send inquiries for photo licensing and print sales to


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