Copyright Notice for

All images and text on this website, unless otherwise credited, are Copyright © Grace Anne Vergara and may not be reproduced, copied, projected, used, or altered in any way, alone or with any other image(s), by use of computer, electronic, or other means, without specific permission from Grace Anne Vergara.

If you are interested in licensing or purchasing photographs, please use the contact form to describe your project’s image needs.


Copyright Law:

Source: American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, photographs (like designs and drawings) automatically receive copyright protection immediately upon their creation. Copyright gives the creator of an image the exclusive legal right to control how the image is used. This control is exercised by granting licenses to specific persons for specific uses. The right to use an image cannot be transferred by anyone without the written consent of the copyright holder. Absence of a copyright notice does not mean that an image is free of copyright, and it does not relieve a prospective user from the responsibility of obtaining permission of the copyright holder. Altering or removing a copyright notice can result in liability under the Copyright Act and several other state and federal statutes. Simply having physical possession of photographs, slides, prints, transparencies, or digital files does not grant the right to use them.


Downloads and Links:

Download the complete ASMP Best Practices Guide.

Download the complete ASMP Assignment Photography Guide.

Download the complete Copyright Act of 1976.


In Grace’s words:

Don’t steal. As the original creator, I own the copyright of the images and content on this website (unless otherwise credited or commissioned). In many cases, I enjoy collaborating with other artists or cross-promoting with companies. Please take a moment to contact me and we can likely work something out.

However, if you outright steal without my permission I will have to send mean people after you.