The Photos on Michigan in Pictures
Roughly 95% of the photos posted on Michigan in Pictures come from the Absolute Michigan pool on the photo site Flickr. There are lots of great online photo services, but we chose Flickr and (for now at least) it’s where we’ll look for photos.
You can click on any of the photos we post from Flickr and be taken to that photo’s page on Flickr. There you will find larger views of the photo, a comment thread, info about the photographer, tags they assigned to it, links to other photos they have taken and tons of other stuff including camera details.
The photos on Michigan in Pictures are all owned by the respective photographers and I can’t grant permission for their use or contact the photographers. You can follow the link to their web site and ask them directly.
You can also search Flickr for Creative Commons licensed photos for commercial use and use them. The photographers usually require credit – there is a link to their licensed on the photo page (it usually says “Some Rights Reserved” – click that link and you can see their exact license!
Here is a Flickr search for “Michigan”.
Submitting Your Photos
If you are interested in submitting photos that are on other web sites or on Facebook, you can email a link to the web page that the photo or photos are located on to firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with the link, state clearly that we may post the photo on Michigan in Pictures (non-exclusive use by us). We require that the photo be on a web site with a stated policy of users not posting photos for which they don’t hold the copyright. If you’re a photographer (we encourage professional photographers!) and the photo is on your web site, your site’s copyright will fine. Also note that we need the pictures to be at least 500 pixels wide!