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Copyright notice and Terms of Use


  1. Besides "fair use", images may be used for free without requesting permission in the following cases:
  2. All-volunteer organizations may obtain a free license after approval by email (see B.3)
  3. Conplimentary licenses may be provided to illustrate writing about QT Luong's work
  4. All others will need a paid license. See how to license images.

PLEASE READ section A and the appropriate section B below for details BEFORE emailing us.

Do NOT call on the phone to request a free permission. Such requests will not be granted.

For explanations, see about our free use policy.

A. Paid license required

Image used in connection with any activity where money is earned. Includes, but not limited to: Exceptions:

If you wish to reproduce any image for professional or commercial purposes, please check licensing information to learn how you can promptly receive a permission to publish and high resolution digital file. Licensing fees start at $150 (most licenses cost more). No free licenses are granted solely in exchange for credits or links.

B. Free uses

Free use is granted automatically only for images publicly accessible on the web. Request for higher resolution images may require a fee even if the use itself falls within the guidelines for free use.

B1. PRIVATE USE for personal, non-commercial purpose is free

Examples of encouraged uses:

B2. Web use for personal, non-commercial purpose requires proper credit and backlink

You are welcome to display images on a personal, non-commercial web page or blog provided that:
  1. the image is not altered by any means, including cropping of the identifying information,
  2. you provide on the same page a active link to www.terragalleria.com. Display of the (required) border imprint "© QT Luong/terragalleria.com" is not enough. You must add a link to terragalleria.com. Example of appropriate code:
    <a href = "https://www.terragalleria.com"> photo by QT Luong/terragalleria.com</a> all rights reserved
    No license is granted until attribution is given, and the license is automatically revoked if attribution is removed.

Any other image uses REQUIRE written authorization, in particular:

B3. Use for all-volunteer organizations (not the same as "non-profit") requires written permission

Free use will NOT be granted for ANY organization that has paid personel - even part-time. For consideration, email us with the following information: (a) Name, website, background of the organization, (b) State explicitly that nobody in your organization is paid (c) Intended usage for the image(s). If image is used on the web, requirements in B2 apply.

C. Other

You are always encouraged to make a link to any of the web pages (html files) included in this server without any restriction. On the other hand, please do not embed images into a web page, that is have a direct ("hot") link (img src) to any image (jpeg file).

Note: We have given careful thought to those terms of use, which evolved over time after receiving a considerable number of requests for free use. Permission is hereby granted to other photographers to reuse the contents of this page or further modify it, provided that a link to this page, or the terragalleria.com homepage is given as acknowledgement.