Mar. 11th, 2013

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I'm about to lose my internet access at the hotel as we will be checking out shortly.   Probably won't be posting many photos until Tuesday.  I hope to get through a good portion of them Tuesday & Wednesday.  There are a lot more J photos and all the other panels on Fri & Sat.

To everyone who has commented - thank you!  I'll respond as soon as my brain, fingers, and body recover from over use.   :)

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I love fandom and my photography is my way of giving back to the fandom which has contributed such fun and joy to my life.   I've made so many friends and had so many good times.  Capturing those moments and sharing them is also a source of joy for me.  I love to see my photos shared and used by fandom.

I do have some very minimal requirements for using and posting/sharing my photos.  They are easy.   Essentially anyone can use my fandom-based photos for free if the use is non-commercial.   They can use them for derivative works (aka fanart).   They can post and share them as much as desired.

All I ask is:

  • All my fandom-based photos are licensed for free use as long as it is not commercial.  The photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

  • If you repost the photos, please leave my watermark in place on the photo.   It would be nice if you linked back to where you got the photo or just to my growyourwings livejournal site.   But just leaving the watermark in place keeps the photo attribution (creator) with the photo if it gets recopied from you.

  • If you use a photo for fanart (derivative use), you can remove the watermark if you feel it interferes with your work.  In those cases, please link back to either the post from which the photo came or to the main site (such as,, etc.).  Btw, if you create fanart from one of my photos, I'd love to see it.  I love the creativity of fandom.  Drop me a line.  :)

  • Any fanart created with my photos inherits this Creative Commons "ShareAlike" license.  Meaning anyone else can copy, repost, or make derivative works from the fanart.

Creative Commons License
This work by Karen Cooke Photography is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at   Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

growyourwings: (CHEER Take your shoes off)
Waiting at the Vegas airport for a few hours for our flight home.  I'm loving finding my photos across various social media.  I enjoy when others use my photos for fanart with out without watermark but with credit/links   And when they repost my photos with the watermark.   It makes me a little sad when someone reposts without making any changes except to cropp just a bit to remove the watermark.

I do get asked a lot about using my photos, so I decided to make an official Terms of Use post which I can link to.

That post is here.

No worries though.  This is not a post saying don't use my photos.  I want fans to use them.  It's how I give back to the fandom that has given me such joy.

So go to the post I just linked to regarding my ask around the use of my photos.



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