I take hundreds of photographs every day, and I’ve published thousands of them here on Swedish Love Affair since I started blogging. People ask me now and then whether they can use my material to illustrate a page on their website, and usually I don’t have a problem with that as long as they put an active link to my blog.
Quite often I stumble upon my own photos on sites that haven’t asked my permission. This has happened more and more frequently as Swedish Love Affair has grown more popular.
If you have a website and want to find out if anyone is using your photos, there’s an easy way. Google has developed a special search engine designed for finding photos, called Google Images. Here’s how you use it:
Copy the link address to the photo you want to search for by right-clicking on the image and choose “Copy Image URL”.
Now head to http://images.google.com/ and click the little camera icon on the right side of the search field.
If you would like to use any photo from Swedish Love Affair on your website, please send me an e-mail about it and ask. I’m sure it will be alright, but I want to keep track of what way my work is being used in.