|WHO WE ARE
We both have been interested in photography
for many many years. It wasn't until about 1996 that we first
got seriously interested in photography and took our first
class. That certainly changes how you think about taking a
photograph. No longer does the term "snapshot" apply. Our main
photographic interests, if you haven't already figured it out,
are lighthouses, nature, landscapes, National Parks, coastal
But by far our main interest is
lighthouses. On our
Cyberlights Lighthouses site all the photos of US, Canadian,
and Bermuda lighthouses were taken by us. We've seen or visited
all of these lighthouses and photograph them ourselves. We've
been asked many times if we wanted to use other peoples' photos
on our site. We've appreciated all the offers but for the above
mentioned locations we'll only use our own photos.
We do, however, use other peoples' photos
for European lighthouses. In particular, we exclusively use
photos of Italian lighthouses taken by our friend Egidio
Ferrighi. We want to thank him for providing us all the photos.
For our other photo interests, they
heavily lean towards National Parks. If you visit our main site
- http://www.gprc.com/ -
you'll find a link to our
National Parks photo albums. Here you'll find photos from
the A to Z of National Parks; from Acadia to Zion. There are
still MANY more parks to visit but for now we hope you enjoy the
photos of the parks we have been to.
All our photos are protected under
copyright laws of the United States and other countries who
signed at the Berne Copyright Convention of 1989. Any use of our
photos without prior permission is prohibited.
However, we are pretty flexible on the use
of our photos. One thing that we do hold hard and fast to is
that you MUST receive PERMISSION prior to using any photos.
Any sort of fees or agreements can vary
depending on who is requesting use of the photos and what the
photos will be used for. It can be as simple as credit being
listed on a web page to donating to a foundation or charity of
our choice. Please
contact us to determine the specific requirements.
The two organizations that we hold in high
preference for donations to be sent to are:
For Lighthouse Photos
The American Lighthouse Foundation -
For all other Photos
Dana Farber Cancer Institute -
Jimmy Fund -
The Jimmy Fund is a branch of the Dana
Farber Cancer Institute that focuses on children with cancer.
The Jimmy Fund is the primary charity of the
2004 *AND* 2007 World
Champion Boston Red Sox. Since 1953 the Red Sox and Jimmy
Fund have teamed together to help battle childhood cancer.
In summary, if you're interested in using
our photos, the first step would be to
contact us, letting
us know what photos you're interested in and what you intend to
use the photos for.