I use Wikimedia Commons for three purposes:
- 1. To contribute my own photographs to illustrate the built environment and human-dominated landscapes
- 2. To upload new public domain archival images with
- 3. To improve existing archival images with higher-resolution images, metadata, descriptions, and linkbacks.
I put photos here to expand the commonwealth of knowledge. I like this work, and I am permit and celebrate free use of my images. However, it is demoralizing when you use my photos for your private gain and choose not to attribute them to me. Give credit when due, especially when royalties are not.
Reach out to me on my talk page if you have questions about appropriate use and adaptation.