PURCHASING & LICENSING INFORMATION
Moorea Sunset (Society Islands, French Polynesia).
Thank you for your interest in my images. If you'd like to contact me, write to me at with your request or comment.
As is typical in my field, I have a sliding scale (see table below) for image licensing, depending on the intended distribution, media of presentation, and scope of the publishing project.
Digital files are the preferred medium for transfer and are ready for use in your prepress layout. Digital files can be sent to you on CD-Rom or via FTP. If necessary, 35mm color transparencies can be provided upon request for an additional fee.
SCHEDULES & TIMING
I can usually fulfill orders within one week. If you know now what your production schedule is, advance warning of deadlines is always preferred over last minute frantic requests (though I do try hard to fulfill those, too).
SENDING YOUR IMAGE REQUEST(s) TO ME
Image inquiries and requests should contain as much of the following as possible:
ASSET NUMBER: each image illustrated on this site has an asset number associated with it, such as 1998_10_01_06_15 for the sunset image at right.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION of the image, preferably the caption I put on it.
INTENDED USE: when and in what capacity (media, size of print run, etc.) you plan to use the image. Most importantly, the size at which you plan to print the image.
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
IMAGE LICENSING TERMS & FEES FOR EDITORIAL or COMMERCIAL USE
My standard image license covers non-exlusive North American single-media single-language one-time usage. Reprints and revised editions that retain the originally licensed image(s) are licensed at half price.
Worldwide, exclusive, multilingual, or multi-media usage rights can be negotiated upon request.
Full rights purchases (all copyrights to the image are transferred to you) are negotiated on an individual image basis.
Per-image fees are negotiable for larger projects (such as field guides and catalogs) where many related images are required.
In addition to image fees, I may request a copy of the publication once it is completed.
Rush orders (less than a one week turnaround from request to due date):
add 20% to image fees.
Images are available for licensing in the following categories:
low resolution (72 dpi) WWW use (licenses granted on an annual basis) - 300 x 200: $20 each website
- 480 x 320: $30 each website
- 750 x 500: $40 each website
- 970 x 650: $50 each website
- 1200 x 800: $75 each website
CD-Rom/other multimedia - 300 x 200: $20 each title
- 480 x 320: $30 each title
- 750 x 500: $40 each title
- 970 x 650: $50 each title
- 1200 x 800: $75 each title
moderate resolution (suitable for use on newsprint) - quarter page* or less: $25 each usage
- half page: $100 each usage
- full page: $250 each usage
* page sizes based on standard 12" x 22" news page
high resolution (up to 4000 dpi) suitable for glossy printed media
- quarter page* or less: $50
- half page: $100
- full page: $200
- two page spread: $300
- cover art: $500
* page sizes based on typical 5" x 8" field book page
Magazines & Journals - quarter page* or less: $100
- half page: $200
- full page: $250
- two page spread: $350
- title page or rear cover: $500
- cover art: $700
* page sizes based on 8.5" x 11" page
Posters, Billboards, other large scale use
- primary image: $400
- small image in collage: $200
Payment is due at the time of image acceptance (not at time of publication), although there is a 15 day grace period (after which a small late fee is applied monthly on overdue accounts). Failure to pay constitutes illegal usage and is grounds for legal action as copyright infringement (including all the punitive damages that accompany such misusage).
You can send electronic or credit card payment via PayPal at <https://firstname.lastname@example.org>
or via check/money order to
3482 Burbank Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
BYLINE & GRATIS COPY
Images should be credited as " © Joseph Dougherty/ECOLOGY.ORG" at the site of image usage. In publications where credit is not listed, add 10% to image fees. A printer's proof or copy of the completed publication (if requested) is to be mailed to the address above when the project is complete.
I have a LARGE collection of images. Those listed on the Web are just a fraction of my collection. If you have any other needs, please don't hesitate to ask.
I look forward to supplying your image needs,
If you'd like to contact me, write to me at with your request or comment.
All images © Joseph W. Dougherty/ECOLOGY PHOTOGRAPHIC™ unless noted otherwise.
No use, reuse, copying or reproduction of any image in this site is allowed without specific written permission.