All the images on this site are registered at the Copyright Office of the US Library of Congress and as such, any unauthorised uses are subject to statutory damages of up to $150,000.

It sounds like a lot of money, but if like me, you find a multimillion dollar company using your work in a national advertising campaign, it's worth it. (Wo-hoo!) A nice touch is that the infringer pays my substantial lawyers fees. I'd recommend all photographers to do likewise - and find a competent lawyer.

Just because you can see stuff on the web doesn't mean it's yours. And I can tell who's visiting. For example, I know that your IP address is (none), your browser and operating system are CCBot/2.0 ( the date and time is Sunday, 21-Oct-2018 00:52:43 PDT. And I don't even use cookies.

I also use the services of BayTSP who spider the web and newsgroups ferretting out unauthorised uses of my work - even altered - and automatically generate Digital Millenuim Act notices to the infringers. So far they've found 77,000 - but not all mine. . .

Anyway, here's the legalese. The content on this web site is for personal viewing purposes only. No content on this web site or versions thereof may be electronically sourced, copied, stored, reused or reproduced elsewhere in any form, for any purpose commercial or otherwise, without obtaining permission in writing, or purchasing a license from Patrick Roddie granting the user rights to reproduce this work. By accessing this web site, you acknowledge agreement to these terms.