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Are There Style Rules?

  1. K.D. Clement profile image85
    K.D. Clementposted 7 years ago

    I am wondering if anyone knows of specific style rules we could refer to for attributions, crediting photographers and so forth?  Any hubs on the subject? (Guess I should go and search myself!)

    1. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      K.D. , I am certain hubbers have written articles on the subject, crediting photographers or giving credit where credit is due is the right thing to due on HP. Whenever you open a picture capsule, video etc, their is a caption where you can notate your credits. smile

    2. sunforged profile image64
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Credits are best placed within the caption field, alternately, one could create a text box with all attributions.

      Simply crediting your source does not make it ok, you  should in fact have permission to use a photo as hubs are commercial in nature

      avoid the drama and use photos from creative commons which explains licensing and attribution very easily and clearly

      http://creativecommons.org/

      the firefox install usually includes creative commons in the dropdown search

      1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
        GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa and sunforged make excellent points.

        However, I'm (assuming) that HubPages is located in the USA. In that case, your Hubs are held to the rules of current copyright/left law in that jurisdiction.

        G|M

    3. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There aren't any set rules for this on HubPages.

      If you use photos from sites like Flickr, you are required to make the attribution using a hyperlink to their photostream - and you can't do that in a caption.  So I generally put the attribution at the end of the Hub ("photo of ... thanks to .... on Flickr", with their name being a live link).

  2. DonnaCSmith profile image83
    DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago

    Funny you should mention crediting photographers. I wrote a hub on that line of thought yesterday.

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I really need to find a good way to do this on my Hubs. I don't do it at the time because I don't want to "clutter" the Hub. But its my responsibility to give credit where its due, I suppose, so soon I'll be adding something to my Hubs thanking various people for taking awesome pictures.

      I appreciate you pointing this out, all.

      G|M

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely, GM - I'm sure you'd hate it if someone quoted your writing and didn't credit you, right there and then!

        You can always group your credits together in a links capsule.  Like I said, I always add it at the end of my Hub - I usually have a line saying "Copyright Marisa Wright, photos courtesy of..."

        1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
          GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for that idea! I'll be implementing it soon!

          Sincerely,

          G|M

  3. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I have a little tip that will give you some more search engine traffic with google images, take your own pictures and even credit them to yourself.  These days with digital cameras it is very easy to do so.

    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
      GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks again for that tip!

      I do take a lot of photos for my hubs..but I've not a car or good scenery around here for a lot of things I write about.

      But you're right...get a digital camera and take pix!

      If anyone has trouble doing this..let me know. I sold cameras for three years, and I'm more than willing to help you with either photography or getting a pic on a computalator.

      Cheers,

      G|M

      1. SweetiePie profile image84
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Like Marisa said Flickr is a good place to find creative commons photos you can hyperlink back to and give credit.  Since you have expertise with cameras you should write a hub about it too.

        1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
          GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ah crap, thanks for the idea...now I've got more stuff to work on. =P

 
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