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Photos included under the Photos of Bendigo Creative Commons License Agreement must be found in The Stock Photos of Bendigo Locations and Events Gallery page, otherwise, they are not included in this license agreement. See the other license for purchased photos.

By downloading photos from The Stock Photos of Bendigo Locations and Events Gallery you have read and agree to follow the instructions of accreditation and usage outlined below.


Acceptable Usage

The Beautiful Bendigo Initiative is a royalty-free stock photo gallery set up by Photos of Bendigo to showcase how beautiful Bendigo is.
We encourage the use of our royalty-free, high-quality photos online and in print for the purpose of editorial referencing and or promoting local central victorian businesses and Bendigo based organisations.

Websites, Social Media and Online Presence.

You can use our royalty-free photos on your website, Facebook page or social media account as background display images or as informative content for your audience.

Examples of acceptable usage for online presence
  • Example – a shop based in Eaglehawk needed a background photo for their contact and about us page, and decides to use a photo of Lake Neangar from our online gallery.
  • Example – a real estate agency in Strahfieldsaye needed a photo of a nearby park to complete a listing for a home.
  • Example – a travel vlogger encourages their fans about riding the Bendigo Blues Tram and uses one of our photos in her story.
  • Example – a news outlet writes a historical article about a significant landmark and uses a modern-day photo from our gallery.

Printed copies and Physical Products

You can use our royalty-free photos for your community group or business if it involves promoting Bendigo as a livable city, a city that should be visited by tourists or encouraging participation in a community group.
You should not use our royalty-free photos explicitly for commercial gains, like selling postcards, calendars, or canvases.

Examples of acceptable usage for printed products
  • Example – a photo on a page of a book that is for a story that is significantly based in Bendigo or is about the city of Bendigo.
  • Example – a complimentary photo for a booklet about Bendigo or showcasing how Bendigo is a livable city.
  • Example – a brochure promoting participation in a community club

We recommend you alert us to the usage of our royalty-free photos in print.


Accreditation

To use our royalty-free photos you must provide accreditation to Photos of Bendigo in one of the following ways.

In writing Accreditation for Photos of Bendigo

You can express our name in one of two forms, acknowledging Photos of Bendigo for the royalty-free photos you used. Note the use of a dot in between Bendigo and Photos

Examples of acceptable usage for written accreditation
  • Photos of Bendigo
  • Bendigo.Photos

Example – Photo Source Bendigo.Photos
Example – Supplied by Photos of Bendigo
Example – (image description) – Bendigo.Photos


Website and Digital Accreditation for Photos of Bendigo

You can use one of the two in writing forms of accreditation whilst also linking directly to our website, and or social media pages and or use the logo images provided.

If you are using multiple images or the images are for display purposes. Then the accreditation text and or logo does not need to be used on or next to each image. You can provide accreditation in the footer or in another section of the page, as long as accreditation is found on the page where the image is in use.

Examples of acceptable usage for website accreditation
Photos of Bendigo logos for multiple image website accreditation

The size of the logo should not need to be less than 35 pixels in height.
Please refer to our style guide for more information.


Facebook Accreditation for Photos of Bendigo

You can use one of the two written forms. If possible linking directly to our Facebook Page. You can acknowledge Photos of Bendigo either in the description or in a pinned comment.
You can choose to tag the image with our Facebook.

Examples of acceptable usage for Facebook accreditation

Instagram Accreditation for Photos of Bendigo

You can use one of the two written forms. If possible linking directly to our Instagram account. You can acknowledge Photos of Bendigo in the description. You can choose to tag the image with our Instagram account.

Examples of acceptable usage for Facebook accreditation

YouTube Accreditation for Photos of Bendigo

You can use one of the two in writing forms of accreditation whilst also linking directly to our website. This should be in the description of the video.

Examples of acceptable usage for YouTube accreditation

In print, book Accreditation for Photos of Bendigo

For book, we recommend you alert us to the usage of our photos.

Use one of the two acceptable forms of expressing our name on the page where the photo appears. Extra acknowledgement should appear in the appendix or in some other acceptable form.

  • Example for on the page – (Image description) sourced from Photos of Bendigo.
  • Example for the appendix – With thanks to Photos of Bendigo for their creative commons pictures on page (image descriptions, page numbers ect)

In print, brochure and business cards Accreditation for Photos of Bendigo

For brochure promotional usage, we recommend you alert us to the usage of our photos.
Photos of Bendigo reserves the usage right to refuse mass production and mass communication of our photos for advertising purposes solely associated with one business or entity.

Use one of the two acceptable forms of expressing our name on the page where the photo appears. Place the text on or next to the image in use.

  • Photos of Bendigo
  • Bendigo.Photos

Unacceptable Usage

Photos of Bendigo reserves the right to refuse and stop the reproduction and communication of our photos for the purpose of direct commercial gain.

Examples of unacceptable purposeful commercial gain
  • Resale of our photos on stock photo websites.
  • Sale of our photos for print on but not limited to canvas.
  • Sale of products explicitly featuring our photos on but not limited to postcards, mugs, and posters.

Photos of Bendigo reserves the right to refuse and stop the reproduction and communication of our royalty-free photos for false accreditation.

Examples of unacceptable false accreditation
  • Showing accreditation to an entity other than Photos of Bendigo or another person (except in special circumstances accrediting the original photographer, see legal statement)
  • Not showing any accreditation to Photos of Bendigo.
  • Miss spelling or miss handling of the correct accreditation.
  • Intentionally hiding accreditation in hard to see or difficult to reach places.

Photos of Bendigo reserves the right to refuse and stop the reproduction and communication of our royalty-free photos for passing off.

Examples of unacceptable passing off
  • Pretending to be or imitating to be, Photos of Bendigo
  • Making false statements about the usage or accreditation of images provided by Photos of Bendigo
  • Setting up imitation platforms for downloading images belonging to Photos of Bendigo

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