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  • Listening to: Max Richter: The Waves - Tuesday
  • Reading: Environmental Biology thingies
  • Watching: The Expanse, Planet Earth II
  • Playing: Rocket League, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV
  • Eating: Turkey Sammiches
  • Drinking: Water 'n Milk (poor as dirt)

Because I’ve gotten a few requests, and because I’ve discovered some of my photos on other websites, I decided to go ahead and write a quick journal to let everyone know my stance on referencing and redistributing my work.


I think it’s fantastic that you like my photos enough to draw/paint from them. If you would like to reference one of my photos for your work, feel free! I ask two things:

  1. Please give credit for the reference by linking back to my page or the photo you referenced, and
  2. If you remember, send me a link so I can come see!
tl;dr: Yes!




I’m a little torn on this one because I like to have control over where my images go. I’m a practical person though, and the internet being what it is, even if I really *wanted* to prevent distribution of my pictures, chances are they’d be scattered to the winds anyways. So here’s the deal: I don’t have any problem with you redistributing my work, provided you do the following:

  1. Please do not use my photos for monetary gain. I had some of my skunk photos published in a newspaper recently without my permission, and that just ain’t cool. It should go without saying, but this is my work, and if you’re selling it or profiting from it, you’re stealing from me, plain and simple.
  2. Please do not edit my photos. This includes removing my name from the corner of the image. I’ve gone out of my way to keep my name out of the way so you can enjoy the image, so please respect that fact and do not alter my images if you repost them.
  3. Please do not take credit for my work. I’m flattered you like my work enough to claim it as your own, but again, that’s stealing, and that’s kind of a dick move.
  4. Please link back to my page if possible. If you like my pictures, maybe the people you’re showing them to would like to see the rest my gallery, eh? I know I’d appreciate the extra foot traffic. :)


tl;dr: Yes, but don't steal!


Anyways, I think that’s all. I'll add more if I think of it, but in the meantime: Thanks for reading, and thanks for checking out my photos. I really appreciate it, and I can’t say how happy it makes me that you all like what you see here! Plenty more to come, so keep an eye out. :)

Best wishes,


Robert Heischman
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Wildlife photographer, 27, Master's in Biology, Fairfield, California, love big cats, hate domestic cats, smart but absent minded, pretty much permanently stressed out. :)

Current Residence: Fairfield, California
Favourite genre of music: Classical, soundtrack (anime, VGM, etc.)
Favourite photographer: Mitsuaki Iwago
Favourite style of art: Abstract/Impressionist
Operating System: Mac OSX Mountain Lion
MP3 player of choice: my trusty iPhone
Wallpaper of choice: One of my pictures
Favourite cartoon character: Hobbes (not really a cartoon, but who's counting)
Equipment: Nikon D90/Nikon D5000, Nikkor 300mm f/4.0, Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0



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GalaLis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Great photos! Thank you :)
JamJams Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watch/following a lot of wildlife photographers, but your photos are truly some of the best ones I've seen! They are so clear/crisp and just incredible. Thank you for sharing your work with us, and I look forward to seeing more!
CargoBants Featured By Owner May 26, 2018   General Artist
Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs you post!! I feel like I've hit a jackpot by finding your page!
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconda-animals:   Welcome to DA-animals 

Where we strive for excemplary work thoughout Deviantart. It is our pleasure to have you as a member, our aim is to help Artist's grow to be the best anywhere. Our critique offers unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer. We do hope that you enjoy our group, looking forward to seeing only the very best work! Please read group rules before submitting. Have a great day! Heart
IrtizaHashmi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Professional Photographer
Good Work :) (Smile) 
kindly give positive feedback on my profile :) (Smile)
God Bless You :) (Smile)
75ronin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
Merry Christmas!!
robbobert Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! Sorry I missed your shout! I've been locked down with family and some major league neck pain the past week or so. Thanks for the season's greetings. :) Hope your Christmas was wonderful, and an early Happy New Years to you. ;)
Danie-E Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
XmasTree  Merry Christmas  christmas

            A Happy New Year! Cute Bling

         Wish you all the best! I love deviantART!

    Hope you have a wonderful time! :D (Big Grin)
robbobert Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much, Daniela! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas, and best wishes for a Happy New Year to you as well. :)
Danie-E Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot! Hug 
A Happy New Year for you as well! Hope it will be a great one! :D
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