On this website, I have made available a large collection of my images for the viewing enjoyment of the public. I had two goals in doing so: First, I want to let people view places that I had the privilege to visit and photograph that they may not otherwise be able to see in person. Second, I have also made these pictures available as resource for people interested in purchasing prints and licensing images for reproduction. From print sales and licensing fees, I earn a living which allows me to support my family and pay for my photography business expenses which can be substantial.
Note that all of the images and text appearing on this site are copyright by Stephen Bay unless otherwise noted. Every image has been registered with the United States Copyright Office and no images are in the public domain.
Generally, reproducing images for distribution to the public requires payment. For example,
Please see my licensing page for further information.
Note that designers and editors may use the images on my website for layout purposes ("comp use") without charge. However, final reproduction will require a licensing fee.
Free Personal Image Use
You may use the images on my website for personal use that is non-commercial and private. For example,
For these uses, my images may not be altered or cropped and the copyright notice must remain on the picture. Note that the reproduction of multiple copies, or the public display of my images will require additional written permission.
Image Use by Non-Profit Organizations
Generally, image use by non-profit organizations will require payment. Free image use is only allowed in limited circumstances when
Free use will require prior written permission and may involve additional conditions such as a copyright notice and/or a link to my website. Please contact me with details to discuss.
Image use for Personal Non-Commercial Websites
If you would like to use an image on this site for your own personal, non-commercial website or blog, you will need to obtain prior written permission from me. In addition,
You may use the following HTML code:
<a href="http://bayimages.net/">Photo by Stephen Bay / bayimages.net</a>
If you are a student, you may use an image for a school report or a homework assignment. You must not make any changes or alterations and the notice "image copyright Stephen Bay / bayimages.net" must appear next to the picture. If the assignment involves creating a website, please see the requirements for personal non-commercial websites listed above and contact me.