Image use policy
All of the images on JLBG website are copyrighted and cannot be used for any purpose without express permission. If you request the use of an image for which we do not own the copyright, we will refer you to the copyright owner.
About the images on our website
All of the images on the Juniper Level Botanic Garden website were captured by Tony and Anita Avent, and JLBG staff, unless otherwise identified. These images are copyrighted and cannot be used for any purpose without express permission from JLBG. Please send all image use requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allows the owners of a stolen copyrighted image to require your ISP to either remove the stolen image or remove your website entirely. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMCA)
Images don’t just happen
In the case of plants, images don’t just happen. If they did, everyone would have them. To get a plant image, you first must have obtained or developed the plant. Next, you must have grown the plant and have it growing well enough to take a good image. Again, if everyone were a good gardener, then everyone could take their own images. Additionally, if you’ve mastered the above, you’ve still got to make sacrifices to get the images you want. That could be as simple as postponing a trip, meeting, or other social activity to snap an image of the plant at peak bloom. Then there are those pesky lighting issues that send you running outdoors before a cloud passes too far over and the bright sun re-appears. There are also those that travel and shoot images in the gardens of others. If you think this is free, think again. For those of us who have used slides most of our lives, we are still recovering those costs. Digital images certainly make it easier and less costly to discard the thousands of images that don’t quite measure up. We hope this helps you understand the value of plant images.
Image use guidelines
We are happy to provide images in certain cases. Please contact us at email@example.com to request images.
Permission is usually granted at no charge for the following cases. Requirements are that Juniper Level Botanic Garden is credited and our website URL is included.
Permission is usually granted for a $100 one-time charge.
Permission is usually not granted.
Permission is not granted + a free trip to an ice-fishing hole of our choice…in mid-summer (cinder blocks and rope also included).