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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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75ronin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019
Happy New Year! :)
AliceTwice Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi! I painted with photo you took, thanks :)  The Cougar from Minnesota by AliceTwice
birthdays Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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dykroon-chan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Happy birthday =)
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
NB-Photo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday Robert. Keep up the good spirits!
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
Happy Birthday Robert!
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