Image licensing

All images David J Colbran ©2005 - 2021.  Moral rights asserted. All rights reserved

All images on this website, from the portfolio, news blog, archive and print sections, can be licensed for business or commercial purposes.

Clients have included big corporations like Panasonic and Siemans, book publishers like Dorling Kindersley, international press publications like Guardian and Economist magazines and plenty more.

What license do I need?
In order to use one of my images you need a license (unlicensed use constitutes copyright infringement). With a license you do not own the file, but you have the right to use it. The license only covers a specific use. Any additional usage requires the purchase of an additional license. I retain the copyright on all the images I produce, more details on photography copyright via the jump.

Prices
The price will depend on how, where and for how long you intend to use the image, factors like media, size, duration, placement, geographic distribution, exclusivity, etc.

Royalty-free licensing of my images is not available.

Please get in touch with the URL where the image(s) are located and the details of the planned usage and I will get back to you with a quote.

Uses
You can license my images for advertising, marketing, apps, websites, social media, TV and film, presentations, newspapers, magazines and books, advertising, and product packaging, among many other uses.

Commercial use means that an image is used to sell a product, promote something or raise money for a cause. This includes use in advertising, marketing, promotion, packaging, publication covers, advertorials and consumer or merchandising products.

Editorial use is when an image or clip is used to illustrate a newsworthy article, a critique or an educational text. Examples include newspapers, magazines, editorial broadcasts, non-commercial websites, blogs and social media posts illustrating matters of public interest. Commercial, promotional, advertorial or endorsement purposes are not covered by editorial usage licenses.

If required I can provide a watermarked version of the chosen image for internal testing purposes only.

Legal guarantees
Unless otherwise stated these images are provided “as is”, i.e. without any model or property release, nor legal guarantee. They are provided without representation, warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied, or fitness for a particular purpose.

It is up to you, the user, to ensure that your use of the image does not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property right or violate any right of privacy or publicity.

Indemnification by you
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold me, David J Colbran, harmless from all damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable outside legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any use of the licensed image(s).

Alterations
Alterations of the images are allowed unless otherwise stated. Images for editorial use may be cropped or otherwise edited for technical quality provided that the editorial integrity of the content is not compromised. Please note that you are solely responsible for any edits made to the image(s).

Restricted uses
You may not use any image in a way that places any person depicted in the image in a way that a reasonable person would find offensive, including, but not only, defamatory, pornographic or otherwise unlawful manner.

An image license request can be refused without justification.

Copyright
Unless otherwise stated I, David J Colbran, retains full ownership of the copyright and moral rights to the licensed image(s).

Photo Credit
You are not required to include a photo credit for commercial use, but if you are using content for editorial purposes, you must include the following credit adjacent to the content or in a credits section: “David J Colbran”.

Electronic Storage / Image Metadata
You agree to retain the copyright notice and image identification reference which appear in the image file including copyright information, and to maintain appropriate security to protect the content from unauthorized use by third parties. You may make one copy of the content for back-up purposes.

Taxes
You agree to pay and be responsible for any and all sales taxes, use taxes, value added taxes and duties imposed by any jurisdiction as a result of the license granted to you, or of your use of the licensed image.

Payments / Refunds / Cancellation
All payments are required before delivery of images. No usage right will be refunded for any reason once the image license agreement has been signed or otherwise finalized or the file has been delivered, whichever comes first.

Prints
High quality prints of my images are available. Please get in touch.

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I absolutely love street art and have taken hundreds, if not thousands of images over the last twenty years on my travels.

Graffiti and street art provide signs of life self-generating. Often they are decorative, clever, and intriguing. Work appears suddenly and just as quickly vanishes – cleaned off, demolished or overpainted – only to reappear endlessly in other locations. It is an art form that is inherently transitory - some pieces last days, while others remain for years, until the paint starts peeling. And that is why I like it.

So a few new images taken in Liverpool, June 2021

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Liverpool, June 2021

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I absolutely love street art and have taken hundreds, if not thousands of images over the last twenty years on my travels.


Graffiti and street art provide signs of life self-generating. Often they are decorative, clever, and intriguing. Work appears suddenly and just as quickly vanishes – cleaned off, demolished or overpainted – only to reappear endlessly in other locations. It is an art form that is inherently transitory - some pieces last days, while others remain for years, until the paint starts peeling. And that is why I like it.


So a few new images taken in Liverpool, June 2021

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"I have employed David for conferences, presentations, social engagements, marketing materials, open days, portrait shots, official document signings amongst many others. David has always been amenable to our sometimes short notice and has delivered our photos in a quick time frame as agreed and sometimes much quicker depending on our needs. He has always been very helpful, he follows and delivers on the brief and is able to give additional value to jobs with minimal briefs. I am more than happy to recommend David and he will no doubt deliver the same quality he provides us."

 

Michael Humphreys

Development Officer at Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool photographer - press image example for a University client

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