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COMM 215: Basic Photography for Communications

Professor Theveny

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Below you can find websites full of public domain and creative commons images that you can freely use in your digital storytelling. Be sure to use Creative Commons under the correct terms (giving credit to their creator and other possible limits, which are determined by the kind of Creative Commons license attached to the image.)

Creative Commons licensed images will have something similar to this: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

That means "Creative Commons Licensing Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

We cannot alter, change, or use this photo for any commercial use, but as long as we follow those instructions and give credit to the creator, we are following copyright. 

Circular staircase looking upOther examples of Creative Commons Licenses are: 
CC BY - Attribution 
CC BY-SA - Attribution-ShareAlike
CC BY-ND - Attribution-NoDerivs
CC BY-NC - Attribution-NonCommercial
CC BY-NC-SA - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

More information:


This is how you should note copyright for this photo: 

“George Peabody Library - Baltimore” by robert burakiewicz is made available under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.