Not everything on the web is free.
Those of us who create work, including photographs and words, own that stuff. Entirely.
Some of us sell our work. Some of us give it away. Some of us want a link from your site to ours.
But you won’t know who does what until you ask.
The web has its share of bottom feeders.
If you’re in that group you aren’t reading this — you’ve already stolen my photos and made off like the bandit you are. May the Copyright God find you and suck out your brains.
But if you are a good person at heart you will ask for permission before you use my work.
That would be the nice thing to do.
And I’m pretty sure you’re one of the good folk.