Image Usage Guidelines

The information on this page outlines how photographs can and cannot be used. Please ensure you have read through and that you understand this page before you use any photograph from this site.

Free Surf Photographs

All of my free surf photographs are free for non-commercial use unless otherwise stated. While I retain the copyright to the photograph, you can use them on your personal social media accounts as long as the photography is not used to promote a product or service. If you wish to use any images for commercial purposes you can get in contact with me here.

Attribution isn’t required, however it is greatly appreciated! If you decide you would like to include an attribution you can mention my instagram account: @t_gatti.

Purchased Surf Photographs

Purchasing surf photographs does not imply the purchase of the copyright. While I retain the copyright to the photograph, you can use them on your personal social media accounts as long as the photography is not used to promote a product or service. If you wish to use any images for commercial purposes you can get in contact with me here.

Premium Stock Photographs

Each stock image has its own usage guidelines. Please check the rights for each photo with the rights manager (eg. shutterstock).

Free Stock Photographs

Free stock photos found in the free stock photo gallery can be used in blog posts, news articles and social media posts. The images cannot be used to directly promote a product or service and they cannot be used in print media. I retain the rights to free stock photographs at all times.

Clarifying Commercial Use…

Commercial use is, but not limited to:

  • Posting on a branded social media account.
  • Using an image in marketing material.
  • Tagging brands that may sponsor you when you post an image.
  • Any use that directly advertises or aids in advertising a product, service or brand.