Photo Use

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If you’re looking for prints for purchase, I’ve got tons available in my photo galleries. I encourage use of my photos as much as possible. I’ve had thousands of my photos in magazines, newspapers, blogs, brochures, school projects, TV shows, invitations, catalogs, and museums. You can find around 7,000 of my photos posted on Flickr, Smugmug, 500px, Google Plus, and many other websites, but I also have over a million other photos stored on my server that are not public on the web. So if you’re looking for something similar to what I have published, I may have it available. Just ask.


You may reproduce and publish any photo(s) found in the public-facing side of this site, my Flickr photos, or 500px photos as long as you provide photo credit to Shawn Clover and link back to any page on (if on a website). If your blog has ads on it, that’s fine–I don’t consider that commercial. You can grab yourself a good web-sized resolution photo from my photo galleries or Flickr account.

Feel free to drop me a message to let me know you used the photo, but there’s no need to wait for my approval. Just go for it.


Many of my photos are Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons which means I encourage you to use my photos for non-commercial purposes as long as you provide photo credit to “Shawn Clover” and/or “” If you would like to publish one of my photos in print, I also ask you send me a copy of the finished publication. I try to provide licensing information wherever I post a photo online to keep things simple. All of my images on Flickr are Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons. Other photos like sports photos and portraits fall under standard copyright rules. When in doubt, just ask me.


Commercial private use includes company brochures, websites, stockholder reports, company sales posters, to name a few.

Since I receive several of these requests per week, to keep things simple my standard price (99% of the time) is a flat rate of $200 per image. Just drop me a message with the photo title(s) and what you plan to do with it, and if approved, I will give you a link to a Smugmug-powered shopping cart with that photo(s) ready for payment and download. Smugmug can only accept credit cards for payment.

No photo credit is necessary for these. With a commercial image purchase, I will grant you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use the image(s) for permitted commercial purposes, including advertising, promotion, brochures, packaging, as part of a commercial website for promotional purposes use, prints, posters, flyers, tearsheets for promotional purposes (not for resale), prints, posters, other commercial display of Media, magazines, books, newspapers, other printed publications, video, broadcast, or theatrical. The image may not be resold, relicensed, or redistributed and I will retain all rights, license, copyright, title and ownership of the image.