I really have problems with people who are so possessive over their photography that they plaster digital images watermarks and command complete control over their work. I don't believe in that. Photography is art, and art should be shared. I prefer to retain full control over prints of my images, but under specific circumstances, I believe these images should be shared online.
I license some of my images online under Creative Commons. That means you are permitted to share, digitally copy and transmit low-resolution versions of many of my images for free ONLY if you include both attribution and copyright notice, i.e.: "© Bobby Magill, Restless West Photography"; the image is used ONLY for NONCOMMERCIAL use; the image is NOT used by advocacy groups or partisan groups; and only if the image remains unaltered and no derivative works are created from the image. In other words, if you're an individual and you want to share the image on Facebook or post to your private website or blog (discussing, say, photography, the Colorado Plateau, places to go hiking, etc.) with attribution, go right ahead. No further permission needed. If you would like me to email you a low-resolution copy of the image for, say, a school project or other private not-for-profit presentation, please feel free to ask.
I do license digital copies of some of my images for commercial use under certain circumstances. I have a selection of stock images available for commercial use. You can find those images by following the stock images link at the top of the page. For commercial use of other images, please contact me for availability, conditions, terms and fees.
Only purchased stock image downloads or prints may be used for advocacy. Under no circumstances will I permit any non-stock image to be used for partisan purposes or by advocacy groups of any kind. If you're an environmental group looking for an image for a website, report or brochure, or you're a politician looking for an image for a campaign website or brochure, I am not interested in providing my work to you under any circumstances. Please do not ask. If you're a nonprofit group under a government contract or you're not expressly an advocacy group, I may consider allowing you to use my images. Please contact me via the contact link on this website for terms and details.