Photo Usage

Don't steal my pictures. That's not cool. Here's what you may or may not do with the photos on this site. If you have any questions, email me at

Please note – All photos on this site are copyrighted by me and can not be used without permission unless otherwise noted below.

On the Web

If you would like to use one of my images (in whole or in part) on a website, there are two options.

Option 1 – Free Usage – You can use any of my photos on any non-offensive website (no porn, political, racial, hate sites, etc) for free simply by providing a link under the photo that says “Photo provided by Rick Erbach Photography” and linking that phrase to (or the photos homepage here on the site). Please note that even under free usage, you must contact me and let me know where the image is being used.

Option 2 – Paid Usage – If you would like to use one of my images on your website, but don’t want to include the link as described above, you can license the image for a one-time fee of $25.00. To do so, please contact me and let me know what images you would like to license.

Editorial  and/or Commercial Usage

If you would like to use one or more of my images in an editorial or commercial fashion, please contact me for licensing information. I generally license one-time, non-exclusive rights, although other rights are available. Again, email me at


It's an honor when you use my images as your desktop wallpaper! You do not need my specific permission to download and use an image on this site as your own personal desktop wallpaper. 

School or Classroom Projects

If you would like to use the images on my  web site for a graded school project, you don't need my permission. If you are a teacher, you may also use my images as part of your teaching curriculum without my permission provided such usage is limited to your classroom instruction.

Other Usage

For any other usage not specifically covered above, please contact me at