Layering my work over public domain work - OK or Not?

Discussion in 'Photo.net Site Help' started by mickeysimpson, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. I recently layered part of a photo of mine over a confirmed public domain image. Is it fair to post this photo on PN?
     
  2. I and others regularly use (parts of) CC images in the Digital Darkroom 'Post-Processing Challenge' threads. For some CC licenses, attribution is required. For public domain (CCO) images you're free to remix and re-use in your own work. The original 'author' has given up any and all rights to the photo.

    As a member (not a moderator), I think the fact that you're posting your 'own work' - to which only you and no one else may hold any rights - is the most important for PN.

    I hope one of the mods will confirm this.
     
  3. Thanks Mike. Even though the image I used in my composite was a public domain image, I truly have mixed feeling about using it. Its a simple shot of the full moon over which I have layered the silhouette of a bird from a photo of mine. Unfortunately I have never taken a decent moon shot :-( and that is why I looked for one.

    Let's see if any of the mods have an opinion.

    Mick
     

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