Creative Commons for PhotographyPhotography. It’s for the eyes.

Photography is meant to be seen, shared and enjoyed. Have fun with my photos and share them at will.

Creative Commons brings in a new era for photographers.

Creative Commons is a widely recognized standard to define permissions (or terms of use) for the original work of photographers, artists, writers, etc.

Using Creative Commons allows your photography to get around, to be shared and enjoyed by people around the planet under terms that you the photographer set out, while, if you so desire, have the reins on commercial use. To find out more and define your Creative Commons License, check out

Who Uses CC?

  • Flickr
  • Google
  • Nine Inch Nails

An outline of Marc’s terms –

Use of images –

All of my images are Creative Commons, Non-Commercial.

Creative Commons License

For Commercial use –

Contact me using this email form.

Feel free to use my images on your blog or website.

You must:

  • Show a link to
  • Name credit to Marc Mantha

Here’s more to outline what a Creative Commons License is with some guidelines on how Marc’s photography can be used.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons means you are free:

  • To Share – Copy, Distribute, and Transmit images
  • To Remix – Create Derivative works of my images

Under these conditions:

  • Attribution – Attribution to Marc Mantha and MAMA Photography must be made along with the image.
  • Non-Commercial – The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances. For clarity on what is commercial use, please see below.

Sample Accepted Use Of The Creative Commons License:

  • Blog Post describing about travel in Europe.
  • Online article on photography and photo editing.
  • A website for a school project on taking photos in low light.
  • Someone using an image as a desktop background on their computer screen.

License To Copyright

Commercial Use regarding the use of images online or offline is only broadly defined. The determination of commercial or non-commercial use is based on the contextual use of the image. The determination is NOT based on the tax-filing status of the entity using the image nor on whether or not a financial transaction takes place.

Commercial use of Marc Mantha’s images is allowed only if expressly granted by him. All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee. Fees are based on the following:

  • Media – print, web, television, …
  • Distribution Size – number of copies printed, viewing audience size, exposure (regional, national, international)
  • Length of Use – 3 months, 1 year, 5 years, …
  • Prominence of Display – 1/4 page, 1/2 page, full page, spread, front cover, back cover, online as a home page versus interior page, …

Sample Use Requiring A License To Copyright:

  • A marketing campaign for a commercial entity.
  • A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity.
  • A background image for a website about furniture.
  • License to create an individual print for use in a private home.

I Love Photography

Photography by Marc Mantha is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Have any questions? Just ask.

So have fun with my photos!