So, I accidentally removed this journal -_- Here it is again:
Even though it's not why I take my photos, I love it when people can use them as a reference. It's great to see what people can do!
Unfortunately there have been some incidents that made me write this journal to clarify.
I don't mind my photos being used as a reference, if:
...you give credit
...you ask me for permission first, when you want to use your picture for commercial
...you ask me first, if you change the subject a lot: I really don't mind in nearly all cases. But to avoid some obviously odd things I still need to add this to the rules.
...using a picture as a reference means you did make everything in your picture yourself. If you'd just smudge my photo that is photomanipulation, and I do not give permission for that.
That'd be it! Not a rule, but if you do use my photo as a reference, I'd love to see it