What is copyright?

Copyright is a legal concept giving the creator of an original work, in this case Trafford Photography ltd, exclusive rights to it.  Generally, it is “the right to copy”, but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights.

What is Trafford Photography’s copyright policy?


Our copyright policy for prints we have sold of our images is simple, they are the purchasers to do with as they wish under the proviso that it is for Personal use only.

Digital images

Our copyright policy for digital images is based on the intended use of the digital image, whether it for personal use or for financial benefit.

Personal use

Personal use means you can use the digital image as you wish so long as it is not for financial benefit. You can use it on social media sites, as a screensaver or print it.  You may even use it in personal adverts.

Commercial use

Images are available for commercial use via a Rights Managed or RM license. RM refers to a copyright license which, if purchased by a user, allows the one time use of the photo as specified by the license. If the user wants to use the photo for other uses an additional license needs to be purchased. RM licences can be given on a non-exclusive or exclusive basis. The price of the RM licence depend on lots of factors, such as the medium being used, how many copies would be printed, who would see it etc.  If you wish to licence an image then please complete the copyright release application.

All digital images used require a credit as follows: Image supplied courtesy of Trafford Photography

For other copyright enquiries, or if in doubt please contact us.

Copyright infringement is illegal.

This is a link to the government guideline on copyright