This is something that has bugged me for a very long time, and I would like to address it.
Giving credit in the community needs to start happening. Not saying that we aren’t doing it, it’s just we aren’t doing it correctly.
I’m not really wanting to call anyone out on what they are doing wrong, so I will make an example.
One of the most popular ways to give credit is to just credit the website, not the photographer. People actually submit their photos to the website, and it’s not the website that owns the photo. It’s the photographer.
Credit to JetPhotos.net (This is my photo I’m using for an example. Don’t freak out)
THIS IS WRONG!
Please, do not do this! This is wrong crediting!
When you open a photo you want to give credit, you are going to scroll down and see the photographer.
As you can see, I now can see the author of the photo. You are now going to copy that photographers name, and then put it below the photo you are giving credit to.
You should then credit the photographer under his photo, with a hyperlink (You can also leave a link to the photo under the photographers name) to the photo on the website.
HYPERLINK BUTTON ON IFC -
PROPERLY CREDITED PHOTO
Photo credit: ChenJY on JetPhotos
Why you don’t need to contact the photographer to use his photo
The answer is simple, you aren’t making any profit off of their photo. If you were, well that’s a different guide.
I hope this clears up some confusion in our community. Be sure to share images correctly!