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What is the Correct Way to Show Attribution for Your Own Photos?

  1. vocalcoach profile image94
    vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago

    I want to be sure I'm doing this the right way.  I've been showing Audrey Hunt and the photo date for attribution on my own photos.  I've also used Audrey Hunt/vocalcoach (my hub name) and the date of the photo.  The Learning Center doesn't give information for attributing your own photos.  Help please.

    1. poppyr profile image90
      poppyrposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Maybe just write "Author's photo" in the section where it says "source"?

      1. vocalcoach profile image94
        vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks poppyr. Good suggestion. Take care.smile

        1. kenneth avery profile image81
          kenneth averyposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          @smile good friend, vocalcoach:
          You mean that now I have more to remember? Now I copy the URL (www.pixabay.com) and place it in the Source when all I need to run is poppyr's suggestion?
          If HP gets more complex, I may go to bed.

          1. theraggededge profile image95
            theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

            Kenneth, the OP asked how to attribute photos they took themselves with their own camera.

            For Pixabay photos you don't need the URL. All you need to do is type Pixabay in the Source box... but you don't even have to do that. Pixabay doesn't require attribution and HubPages doesn't care smile

            1. kenneth avery profile image81
              kenneth averyposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

              @ smile theraggededge,
              Hoooo-Raaah! (Marine Corp. yell). Are you serious? Yahooo! (my jubilant chant and a delicious chocolate drink).
              Thanks and Happy Memorial Day!

              1. melissae1963 profile image87
                melissae1963posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                Yoohoo is the chocolate drink, and it's not delicious.

                1. kenneth avery profile image81
                  kenneth averyposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                  @ Melissae1963, I was only joking. Oh, I see the typo.
                  LOL. I hope that you are not offended. What about
                  Hershey's and sweet milk?

                  1. melissae1963 profile image87
                    melissae1963posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

                    Nope. I don't like chocolate drinks at all...not chocolate milkshakes either.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image84
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I simply write it as "own photo" in the source column. And, when somebody clicks on it, I hope, it clears tells that it is an own photo.

      1. vocalcoach profile image94
        vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Good idea.  Thank you.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      The short answer is that you own the copyright of the photo, so there's no "wrong" way to attribute. You can even choose not to attribute at all and you aren't breaking any rules or laws.

      The long answer is that it's a good idea to let your audience know that the photos are your own because it adds to your credibility as an author and shows that you have personal experience with the subject. There are a variety of ways you can do this. Some choose to put "Author" as the source, some use their real name, and some prefer to use their HubPages username.

      1. vocalcoach profile image94
        vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thank you Christy for clarifying this.  Helpful information.

        1. kenneth avery profile image81
          kenneth averyposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          smile Thanks, Christy; bravewarrior; vocalcoach and many more.

    4. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      I write "Photo by Shauna L Bowling" as the source for all my own pix.

      1. vocalcoach profile image94
        vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Hi Sha
        I like this.  I'll be using this as my source.  Thanks a lot. smile

  2. Thelma Alberts profile image83
    Thelma Albertsposted 3 weeks ago

    I just put my name or pen name in the source of the photo Audrey.

    1. vocalcoach profile image94
      vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Thanks Thelma.  Are you still writing for Niume?  I told them thanks but no thanks regarding their new policy.  I'm out for good!

  3. Titia profile image92
    Titiaposted 3 weeks ago

    I almost always use my own photos. When it's an old one from an album I attribute it like 'Private Album' and when it's one I took myself  I attribute it with ┬ęTitia Geertman

    1. vocalcoach profile image94
      vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Thank you.

      1. kenneth avery profile image81
        kenneth averyposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        @ smile vocalcoach, have a peaceful night.

        1. vocalcoach profile image94
          vocalcoachposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

          Thanks Kenneth, my friend.  You enjoy a good night as well.  Oh, and, I like all your comments:)

 
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