Originally, I was very concerned about copyright issues and have no desire to use unauthorized images for my website. However, I have found it to extremely difficult to find the images I am looking for through traditional image leasing sites, such as shutterstock and others.
As a result, I have used the larger image libraries of sources such as Google and Bing, where I have found excellent images. Whenever I have found an image, I have made a sincere effort to determine whether the image has been copyrighted. In every case where I have found a copyrighted image, I have made appropriate licensing arrangements to compensate the artist for their work.
If anyone identifies a copyrighted image I am using that you think may not be properly licensed, please advise me. I will be more than happy to compensate the artist for their work or to remove the image, if that is their preference.