I believe art should be seen. To that end, licensing policies at are designed to share our photos with the world.

This is done by way of the creative commons

What’s this Creative Commons thing?

It’s a license. I still retail copyright, but I am granting your a license to use my photos.

With creative commons, you are free:

  • To Share: Copy, distribute, and transmit the photo
  • To Remix: Create derivative works of the photo.

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: Attribution to David LaSpina and must be made with the photo.
  • Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances. For clarity on what defines commercial use, please see the Sample Accepted Uses below.

Sample Accepted Usage of Creative Commons License

  • Blog Posts about Torii Gates
  • Online article illustrating good photography technique
  • A report for school
  • Using a photo as a desktop background (on your PC)

License to Copyright

Commercial use of our photos is allowed only if expressly granted by All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee. Our fees are based on the following criteria:

  • Media – print, web, television, etc.
  • Distribution Size – number of copies printed, viewing audience size, exposure (regional, national, international)
  • Length of Use – 1 year, 2 years, etc.
  • Prominence of Display – 1/4 page, 1/2 page, full page, spread, front cover, back cover, home page (online), interior page (online), etc.

All licensing inquiries should be sent to:

Sample use requiring a license to copyright:

  • A marketing campaign for a commercial entity
  • A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity
  • A background image for a website about furniture
  • License to create an individual print for use in a private home