“Dear Digit, I am not an artist or photographer, but I need attractive images for my communications. Since there are lots of images on the internet, I can usually find what I need. I want to do the right thing, so I usually write “photo by Google.” That’s good enough, right?”
Considering how many images are available on the internet today, we have a wealth of options one right-click away. But, there’s a catch.
All images are owned by someone, and it is legally and ethically important to verify you have their permission to use the image prior to using it. In some cases, reproducing and modifying images without the right to do so can actually have serious financial and legal consequences.
Here are a few shots from two spring prescribed burns I recently documented for Prince Albert National Park’s fire management team. Read a blog post about the project here, and visit my online gallery for an in-depth look at the burns.
Réjean Trottier is pur laineQuébeçois, whose family has lived on the chemin du roy (the King’s Highway) between Quebec City and Montreal for generations. Several years ago, on a bit of a whim, Trottier and his uncle hand built two stone wood-fired ovens on the edge of the property adjacent to the highway. Continue reading Verger Trottier/Trottier's Orchard