|Using my images outside Wikipedia
For a number of reasons, I can't be as active now on Commons as I was a few years earlier. However, I still receive regular messages on this talk page. I'm quite happy when I get positive feedback, especially when my images are used in an educational context, as it encourages me to keep adding images to Common. However, I fail at responding at every request sent to me. As most of the requests are similar, the following text should answer most of the questions I get over time.
I publish my pictures on Common under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence (aka : CC BY-SA 3.0). It means you can share, remix and make commercial use of my work under the following conditions : you need to attribute the work in the exact same way as I prescribe it, and you must publish the resulting work which includes my image, under the same licence. Licence
I require my work to be credited with all of the following elements : Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0 in the immediate vicinity of the image. If you do not respect these conditions, you can't use my images.
Usage respecting the licence
As stated in the licence, as long as you respect the licence conditions, you do not need my permission before using my images, even for commercial applications. That being said, I always greatly appreciate when people have the courtesy of informing me about the usage they are making of my images by writing to me on this talk page, even more when they are sending web links, ISBN numbers, copies of the magazine/book, and/or a picture of a large print they made out of my pictures. As I will not communicate personal coordinates on this talk page, please use this to contact me by e-mail.
Usage not respecting the licence
If you would like to use my images without the licence restrictions, it has to be waived by me first. As I generally view my contribution on Commons as being for the common good, if you wish me to wave the licence restrictions, then I expect a contribution for the common good from your side as well. Waiver conditions will be on a case-by-case basis.
Distinctions Outside wikis
New York, view from Rockefeller CenterEdit
Hello Martin, We want to use this photo (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:26_-_New_York_-_Octobre_2008.jpg) as a header for the website of 43rd International Symposium of Symbolic and Algebraic Computations 2018. I can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you & Best regards, Gleb —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:55, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Glacier Cave PhotoEdit
Hello, My daughter chose to do a report on glacier caves for her 5th grade class. She decided this after happening upon your photo of the glacier cave on Perito Moreno Glacier, in Los Glaciares National Park, southern Argentina. I ordered her a 5 x 7 print of your photo to use with her report to show her classmates an example of a glacier cave. I hope this is agreeable to you and thank you for being so generous in allowing your work to be used. Best Wishes, Amie
- The usage your daughter did with the picture exemplifies why I began to go pro bono with my pictures. Thanks for your comment. -S23678 (talk) 03:50, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi Martin, The Glacier Cave photo will be used in an episode of a free educational kids channel on YouTube. I will post a link to the video once it goes live. Thank you! Sarah G.
I am taking a college class on earth system science and am on the chapter on glaciers. The assignment asked for images of glacial features and I came upon this photo and thought it would be a good addition. Thank you for providing it for common use on Wikimedia Commons.
Machu Picchu Panorama PhotographEdit
Hello Martin, I would like to use your photo for one of my assignment for my online school. Would that be okay with you? Do not worry I will include the work cited and original it's original owner. -Thank you so much for your time.
I work for a Peruvian restaurant in Tucson, AZ. Don Pedro's Peruvian Bistro. I came across your beautiful photo and would like to use it on a banner that will hang above the restaurant. Would that be ok with you? If you would like I can email you a draft of what the banner will look like.
- In accordance with the licence, the following credit must appear on the banner : Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0. If you wish otherwise, please contact me by e-mail (under the Wikimedia Commons Logo, in the toolbox). --S23678 (talk) 04:06, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to use your picture in our medical missions website. We hope to bring volunteers to help us deliver care to Peru. Carlos
Awesome Machu Picchu image. I run a latin American food brand called Capsicana and would like to use the image on a social media post. I will credit "Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0" in the immediate vicinity of the image :-) Cheers, Ben. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:54, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
I have modified several of your photo into a "virtual reality" formatEdit
You have some fantastic photographs! I have created a website which modifies regular photos into "virtual reality" photos. So far, it features over 5,000 photographs. I have done this with several of your works. Each page lists your credit as you have requested: "MartinSt-Amant-Wikipedia-CC-BY-SA-3.0." This is posted in the page's URL address, title, and under the photo itself.
Each page also says: "Copyright Notice: The photo above can only be copied or used if you follow Martin St-Amant's specific copyright release instructions. Refer to the photo's title to find the original photo. Click Here to go to Martin St-Amant's main Wikimedia page."
The link goes to your Wikipedia page at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:S23678
I hope this meets with your approval. If you can find some use for these modifications of your work, please feel free to use them in any way you wish.
Here is a list of the pages where I have displayed the photos I have used:
Addenda June 21, 2012: I just added a "Featured Photographers" section to my website. You are one of the first two people listed there. All of your photos are now also listed on your Featured Photographer page at: http://verybigphotos.com/indexMartinSt-Amant-S23678.html
Great Rail JourneysEdit
Hello, I have downloaded your lovely photograph of Cusco to illustrate one of our tours to Peru. I hope this meets with your approval.
Many thanks, Christina Ellwood. Website image assistant (Great Rail Journeys)
Hello :-) I just wanted to say "Thank you very much" for your picture: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pont_de_Brooklyn_de_nuit_-_Octobre_2008_edit.jpg
My name is Daniel, i used that picture in my little "travel around the world" puzzle game for android.
When a player sees your image (when completing a level) there is a short sentence describing the location visible on your panorama and also you are credited directly as "Photographer". Hopefully you are fine with that, if you want any changes please contact me directly. :-)
Use Of Your ImageEdit
Dear Mr. St-Amant,
I am using you Plaza de Mayo Panorama image here:
Thank you for sharing your extraordinary photography!
Sharon A. Tolisano
Use your ImageEdit
Hii, i'm a french designer, and i would like to use your photo "Kingston Night" to make a CD cover for a jamaican artist. Him single will be in digital download. So can i use your pix for this, and i will put on it yur name for credit.
Thank You for the Wikipedia PictureEdit
Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware picture. I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:
I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm
2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/usa/index.htm
3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm
Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.
Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely, Duane Hurst in Utah, USA
Email address: email@example.com
Picture of the Year voting round 1 openEdit
Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:
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Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.
To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.
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Featured Picture NominationEdit
The image File:Iguazu Décembre 2007 - Panorama 8.jpg, which was produced or uploaded by you, has been nominated for featured picture status at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Iguazu Décembre 2007 - Panorama 8.jpg. Good luck! --Pine✉ 07:16, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
image use - INCA ARCHITECTUREEdit
I am using your image on my article about Inca Stone Architecture, which is found here: http://www.nativeamericanartschool.com/2013/02/24/transformation-in-inka-stone-construction/
Thank you so much for enabling the use of the photo-it is a great one! Cheers, Katherine
Image use - CondorEdit
Dear Martin St Amant
I am using your image of a Condor in the Andes for a Physics textbook for my students to demonstrate a use of convection. Many thanks for providing this.
Notification about possible deletionEdit
Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.
If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them, such as a copyright issue.
Yours sincerely, A.Savin 15:29, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Dear Martin St. Amant,
I just used your photo of the Amazon forest in Peru for my link-blog, Carbon Based, which focuses on climate change adaptation.
Many thanks for making this beautiful, informative image available.
All the best, Brian Thomas
Hi - Brooklyn Bridge usageEdit
Hi, This is such a nice image. My wife has a book set in New York and asked me to put together a banner announcing its release utilizing the bridge as a background and I was going to use this image. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pont_de_Brooklyn_de_nuit_-_Octobre_2008_edit.jpg Thank you for making it available. "Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0" will be put on the image itself as requested. Thank you.
Hi! I'm a designer for Dew Learning, a company creating an iPad curriculum app for homeschoolers. I'd like to use your panorama photo of Sacsayhuamán in one of our 7th grade lessons. You, of course, will be credited.
Thanks so much for the lovely photo!
Quality Image PromotionEdit
Your image has been reviewed and promoted★
Congratulations! Iguazu Décembre 2007 - Panorama 8.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.
If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.We also invite you to take part in the categorization of recently promoted quality images.
Picture of the Year 2013 R1 AnnouncementEdit
Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit
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Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.
Round 1 will end on .
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- Merci de ton commentaire. J'ai brièvement expliqué sur la page de nomination la raison pour laquelle j'ai choisi une image plutôt que l'autre. Il se peut que tu sois en désaccord. Tu peux soumettre la seconde image comme FPC si tu crois qu'elle est supérieure. Par contre (et en tout respect pour ta proposition), j'adopte une philosophie où je ne soumet que l'image qui ME semble supérieure, et non pas l'image qui peut sembler avoir le plus de chances de devenir FP pour d'autres. J'ai souvent voté contre mes propres images soumises comme FPC par d'autres car je croyais qu'elles n'étaient pas de niveau FP, et j'aurais probablement voté contre cette image également si j'avais été sur Commons lorsqu'elle fut nominée pour cette même raison. Cela dit, je crois tout de même que ta proposition serait valable comme FPC, mais je conserverait pour l'instant ma nomination. J'espère que ceci clarifie un peu ma position! Merci --S23678 (talk) 05:13, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
I think it would be better if we let this image go through the process. I will respect your choice in this matter.
Usage of your Machu Picchu PhotographEdit
Im using your awesome picture on my youtube channel:
Continue Making Awesome Pics!
1 June 2014
Dear Mr. St-Amant,
It goes without saying that I enjoy your photography, and I support what you're doing to provide high-quality art for educational purposes. To that end, I have used your Machu Picchu photograph on my personal (and not-for-profit) blog, with clear credit and licence information attached as you have requested. The photo is here: http://leighswordsmithery.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/sharing-my-world-week-21/
If the credit and/or use of your photo does not meet with your approval, please let me know and I would be happy to remove or change it accordingly.
29 février 2016
Nous utilisons, pour un journal lycéen, deux de vos photographies : celles du Macchu Picchu et celle du glacier de Perito Moreno. Je suis tombé plusieurs fois sur vos photos en cherchant des illustrations à nos articles, et je vous félicite pour la qualité de vos photos !
Florent M. du lycée Hoche de Versailles
Usage of Photo of Cusco, PeruEdit
We're using your photo of Cusco, Peru on our Chapman Magazine blog, a publication of Chapman University.
Thanks so much! As requested, you're credited: Featured photo at top: Credit to Martin St-Amant – Wikipedia – CC-BY-SA-3.0.
Usage of Machu PicchuEdit
We're using the picture of Machu Picchu in one of our posts on our educational website, Social Science Explorer, which disseminates info about the social sciences, along with the permissions, Martin St-Amant – Wikipedia – CC-BY-SA-3.0. Check it out here: http://socialscienceexplorer.org/2014/06/best-week-7/
Such beautiful work!
Grand Canyon 2006Edit
We'll be using your Grand Canyon 2006 photo in a Prezi for a class project at Royal Roads University.
Thanks for such a beautiful photo!
Ashley, Nicole, and Carolyn
Usage of Toronto SkylineEdit
We are a Toronto based art college and would like to use your image of the Toronto skyline for our brochure, which we mail to prospective students all over Canada and internationally upon request. It will be credited according to your requirements. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, your gallery has quite a wonderful selection of images. Great work!
Thank you, Aleksandra Popovski Communications Coordinator CMU College of Makeup Art & Design
Usage for free Trails Book Guide PdfEdit
Hi Mr St-Amant,
my name is Vittorio. I'm an italian student and im doing a stage in communication agency. im creating a guide book about the best trail's in the world. I want to insert the "Inca Trail" in my project. I want to use your photo because is too nice. Don't worry i will insert the credit near the photo, i have read all your information about the credits:) The book is not for sale and make money but only for my passion and for communication. It will be a gift by our agency :)
I have used your image to create a wikivoyage banner-> File:Chan Chan banner Plaza in Chan Chan ruins.jpg. Best Regards --Lkcl it (talk) 15:24, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!Edit
|The Photographer's Barnstar|
|Amazing pictures man! Just beautiful. What camera do you use for these pictures? Especially the Brooklyn Bridge and The Central Park panorama are just breathtaking. Deadly437 (talk) 03:29, 17 August 2015 (UTC)|
Use your New York City Central Park photoEdit
Hello, Martin. We love your this shot and will be including it in a 5-minute bio film we are creating. We will credit you as instructed.
Kathi Peters Global Story2 Films
Use of Québec-Juin 2009Edit
We will be using your beautiful Québec-Juin 2009 picture on our website (http://comnet-technologie.ca/). We will credit you as instructed. If there is anything, please contact us email@example.com
Dear Martin St-Amant,
I will be using your Machu Picchu picture for an art project which will be published at https://dancinglinesflow.tumblr.com/
Thank you very much for allowing the use of your amazing pictures,
Utilisation du panorama de Québec CityEdit
Salut Martin, très belle photo, je la poste sur ma page officiel de Facebook qui représente une école de pilotage dans laquelle je travail.
Très beau travail BTW
Ton nom est crédité pour ça
I am using your picture for a school presentation. It was on of the few pictures that clearly showed Machu Picchu's location on the ridge between the two mountain peaks. Thanks David
I use this image for my assignment at Skyline College. The assignment is about this endangered species. Thanks for your valuable image of the lovable Magellanic penguins.
Photo usage, 2007_Peru_Earthquake Edit
We would like to use your great photos for our small exhibition in el Museo de Sitio de Pachacamac (Peru) from late-June to mid-August. The exhibition will be held for the disaster prevention awareness for free mainly for the Peruvian children.
I will make them credited as “Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0”.
Thank you in advance. -Josepheliz
Use of Your Grand Canyon PanoramaEdit
Hi Martin St-Amant,
I am an intern at the Sierra Club. I was hoping to use your Grand Canyon Panorama photo in a fact sheet about the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The image will be attributed to you as outlined in your discussion section. The fact sheet is for educational purposes only; it will not be used commercially. Let me know if this is alright/ if you have any questions.
use of photoEdit
Hello, I would like to contact you about permission to use one of your photographs: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:80_-_Machu_Picchu_-_Juin_2009_-_edit.2.jpg in a publication (non-commercial) I am working on. The work would be credited as follows: “Machu Pichu –Juin 2009 –edit” by Martin St-Amant, CC BY-SA 3.0. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience. I wanted to mention that the photo credit would not come in the immediate vicinity of the image as all photo credits are posted at the back of the front cover of the WHO publication. I really hope this is ok and would appreciate it if you could get back to me to confirm that this use is still agreeable. Thank you in advance for your time.
Machu Picchu photographEdit
Dear Mr. St. Amant. I'm a photo researcher and one of my New York clients would like to use this image on the cover of a children's book titled: Mysteries in History - Who Built Macchu Picchu? Using our standard credit format, we will include this credit on or credit page: Martin St-Amant/Wikimedia Commons/File:80 - Machu Picchu - Juin 2009 - edit.2.jpg/CC-BY-SA-3.0. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photography!
Julie Alissi, J8 Media
Utilisation de votre photo de Québec sur le site web et la page Facebook de notre compagnie de gestion immobillièreEdit
Merci beaucoup monsieur St-Amant de permettre l'utilisation de vos photos.
Le panorama de Québec sera parfait pour la bannière de notre page facebook et de notre site web.
Beautiful Panoramic View of Machu PicchuEdit
Hello! Your panoramic view of Machu Picchu on the official Wikipedia page is nothing short of amazing. I am hoping to use it as a banner image on my next Medium post, and will cite and attribute the photo as yours in the caption just beneath it. Is this okay? Thank you! Here is the link (it is still a draft). https://medium.com/p/743285070a53/edit
Use of your image "1920px-26_-_New_York_-_Octobre_2008.jpg"Edit
My client is seeking images for their website and your image of Central Park panorama in NYC is in the running to be used.
I will be sure to add the credit to you per your specifications to the lower left corner of the photo and I will return here with a link should your image be chosen.
Thank you, Cynthia S. Coates
Martin, we love the picture of the Toronto skyline and are using it in a blog with the credit and lic info - "Martin St-Amant – Wikipedia – CC-BY-SA-3.0" link : http://takemethere.today/?p=1133&preview=1&_ppp=a4c756a6dc. We can be contacted at email@example.com . Thanks so much! We love your work —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:28, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Bogota - Décembre 2008.JPG Image UseEdit
I have used the image of a mummy you took in 2008 for part of a short work of fiction, located here: http://www.scp-wiki.net/uiu-file-1941-016. The photo has been edited to be black and white, but you have been cited as the source in the discussion page.
Usage of File:93 - Machu Picchu - Juin 2009.jpgEdit
Hello Mr. St. Amant, I am a teacher and I am looking to self publish a novel I wrote aimed at adolescent boys. The novel, SHADOW RUNNER, involves a 13 year old boy who is reluctantly entangled in a search to find the missing treasures buried deep in Machu Picchu. I thing your photo will make a terrific cover for the novel. I will include the following credit: Martin St-Amant/Wikimedia Commons/File:93 - Machu Picchu - Juin 2009 - edit.2.jpg/CC-BY-SA-3.0. Thank you for giving people like me the opportunity to use your amazing work. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:1970:46C5:A101:55BB:DF60:71F7:2F5 (talk) 18:48, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Use of your Buenos Aires Décembre 2007 - Avenida 5 de Mayo pictureEdit
I used your picture on the cover of one of my songs in my soundcloud page. https://soundcloud.com/oscardeviant/ciudad-ajena —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:29, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
photos of Amazonian rainforestEdit
Thanks for making your photos available to nonprofits, Martin. We plan to use a few of your photos on BirdNote.org, to accompany a soundscape from an Amazon float trip. Thanks! EllenB
Torres del PaineEdit
The image File:Torres del Paine - Janvier 2010.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Torres del Paine - Janvier 2010.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.