Licensing - Sage Hagan



We have the philosophy that art is meant to be seen and not hoarded.

Our licensing policies are thus designed to balance the costs that go into creating and sharing our images with the desire to provide inspiration through our images on the internet and around the world.

Sage allows use of his images in two ways:

Creative Commons License:

With CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license you are free:

To Share: Copy, Distribute, and Transmit the image

To Remix: Create Derivative works of the image Under these conditions:

--- Attribution: Attribution to Sage Hagan must be made along with the image

--- Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes without consent

Sample Accepted Use Of The Creative Commons License:

--- A Personal Blog Post describing a trip online 

--- Article discussing the growing popularity of HDR photography

--- A website for a school project about photography online

--- An individual using an image as a desktop background for the computer monitor

License To Copyright:

‘Commercial Use’ regarding the use of images online or offline is defined very broadly.

The determination of commercial or non-commercial use is based on the contextual use of the image. The determination is NOT based on the tax-filing status of the entity using the image nor on whether or not a financial transaction takes place. Commercial use of our imagery is allowed only if expressly granted by Sage Hagan. All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee.

Our fees are based on the following criteria:

--- Media: Print, web, television, etc.

--- Distribution Size:  Number of copies printed, viewing audience size, exposure (regional, national, international)

--- Length of Use:  1 year, 2 years, etc.

--- Prominence of Display:  1/4, 1/2, full page, spread, front / back cover, home page (online), etc.

All licensing inquiries should be sent to:

Sample Use Requiring A License To Copyright:

--- A marketing campaign for a commercial entity

--- A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity

--- A background image for a website about furniture

--- License to create an individual print for use in a private home

--- Promotion for a school or government agency

If you have questions regarding licensing or requests for licensing any image found on this site or social channel for Sage Hagan Photograph please contact:


Thanks to Trey Ratcliff and Stuck in Customs for his willingness to share this information with other photographers.

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