I’m excited to say that I’ll be making much of my akhouseproject media available for free public use via the project’s new Flickr account. I’m currently uploading full-size, full-quality photos and videos under a Creative Commons attribution license. This more or less means that you can download and use media however you like–for free, forever–as long as you provide the requested credit. I’m uploading this media after several people independently contacted me to say they’d like to use my photos for educational purposes.


I’m a big believer in Creative Commons, and I’ve been uploading my outdoor photography under CC licenses for the better part of a decade. Long ago I decided that I’d generally rather share my outdoor photos rather than sell licenses and try to make money from them. While I’ve definitely missed out on income because of this decision, I’ve always found it surprising and rewarding to see my photos used on book or magazine covers, ads, social media, etc. Sometimes people using the work provide the required credit. Sometimes not. But either way I get a kick out of the fact that the photos are being used and appreciated.

I hope that my akhouseproject media becomes a helpful resource for builders, writers, educators, and anyone else focused on quality construction. If you have any questions about how Creative Commons works please feel free to ask, I’m always happy to talk up this awesome alternative to traditional copyright.

Posted December 8, 2020.

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