It is almost too bad that creative works have to be copyrighted. In times where Creative Commons and free photography is all over the web, I feel that this might hold you back in your creative energy. But it’s not without reason.
I am trying hard to make a living doing what I love to do and I have worked hard on everything you see on this site and on social media. I therefor am obligated to copyright my images, as I feel my hours should be rewarded, or at least protected. This page will instruct you primarily to contact me if you want to reproduce a picture. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, 500px, DeviantArt, Google+, etc. is always greatly appreciated and encouraged, as long as you use the built-in functions of sharing media already posted on those websites. Always mention where this work came from: http://Laanscapes.photography, my name (Daniel Laan) and the either http://Facebook.com/laanscapes or http://500px.com/laanscapes.
Do not try to find loopholes in the terms of social media website and the terms stated on this page. This includes downloading my work from anywhere and then re-sharing it for yourself. Even with the proper credits given, I cannot condone this behaviour and action will be taken against you.
Thank you for your understanding. Here is the full copyright notice.
Enjoy my work. Safely and legally.
All photographs on Laanscapes.photography are protected by international copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, modified, displayed or published without the prior written permission of Daniel Laan except under the following condition.
Sharing photographs or links to photographs through or on social media for free on a personal or otherwise non-commercial page will be tolerated as long as:
- The photographs remain unedited.
- Both the website address Laanscapes.photography and Daniel Laan as being the photographer are mentioned right alongside the photograph.
- A link to the either the facebook account at facebook.com/Laanscapes or 500px account at 500px.com/Laanscapes is given.
The photographs will always remain intellectual property of Daniel Laan and Laanscapes.photography. Contact Laanscapes if you wish to obtain permission to redisplay a (digital) reproduction of a photograph for uses other than the aforementioned.
All written content is copyright protected. It also may not be reproduced, distributed, modified, displayed or published without the prior written permission of Daniel Laan.
Violators will be reported to their hosting provider who will discontinue their service, and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the civil and criminal law by Laanscapes for copyright infringement, punitive damages and responsibility for all legal fees!
Publications in magazines, digital or in print, is commercial use of my work. Please fill out the form on this page for inquiries of commercial use.
Prints from the web
Printing my work you've somehow obtained from this website or on social media yourself is not recommended, since the image resolution is too low to be printed in quality. Have it printed by me instead: It's not that expensive and you'll receive quality of the highest standards; your print gets signed as well!
And if your really enjoy my work as much, you're helping me produce more images!