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74 responses

  1. Chris


    I’m having a party and would like to print some of your photos out really big (2m x 2m) to have on the wall as a backdrop (London doesn’t look that snowy you see)

    Would that be ok?



    November 14, 2012 at 5:23 am

    • Hello Chris…let me know which ones and then share some photos of your place after you have them on the walls. Hope it’s a wonderful London party!

      November 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

  2. Hi seekraz:
    I am looking for images for a prayer walk our church is doing. I loved your image of the bench beneath the huge, leafless tree. I wonder if you would mind me printing it (with copyright credit given to you) and mounting on poster board in one of our prayer stations — just as a visual focus point for prayer. It would be displayed for about 4 days in Jan2013. Please let me know, Thanks so much.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

    • Hello, Melody…yes, you may use the image…thank you very much for asking! 🙂

      December 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

  3. Hi Scott, I noticed you have a Pinterest button at the end of your posts. I just pinned the maple leaf (simply – I think it is titled) into my Special Photos file on Pinterest. Do you consider this a breach of copyright? I now wonder if I should have downloaded it and watermarked it.

    The shot made me gasp – 🙂 – that is always a great indicator of a keeper ! thanks. (going on vacation but will check for an answer when I get back)
    Love the homestead series too.

    January 16, 2013 at 6:43 am

    • Good morning, Leslie…I’m very happy to read that you enjoyed my photos, especially the “Simply…” one. I don’t mind that you have it posted on your Pinterest page, but would ask that you credit me or my site somehow…and a watermark would work. Thank you for your kind words about the photo…and thank you very much, too, for asking about the copyright issue. 🙂

      January 16, 2013 at 8:03 am

  4. cameron

    Hey Do you mind if I use couple of your photos for Facebook

    March 21, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    • I sent you an email to your hotmail address, Cameron…please let me know…thank you again for asking. 🙂

      March 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      • cameron

        check your email lol

        March 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

  5. Samantha cerullo

    Hello Scott,

    I am a graphic designer for the company HAI Group located in Cheshire, CT. I came across your blog and would love to use one of your photos from Utah in an upcoming event we have located in Salt Lake City. We feel your image would be a great depiction of the area. The image would be used on the cover of a multiple page, digital file which would be distributed to about 70 persons. Our company would appreciate your permission and would credit you on our document.

    Please get back to me if you have any questions and if you would be willing to help us out.
    Thanks again!
    Samantha Cerullo

    May 31, 2013 at 9:05 am

    • Hello Samantha – thank you for inquiring about using one of my photos. Which image were you were you hoping to use, from which post? You may certainly use the image…and thank you for the credit and/or providing a reference to the blog. I would love to see the finished product, as well, so if you’re able to send a copy of it, please email it to: Thank you again for asking to use the image…and good luck with the event in SLC. Scott

      May 31, 2013 at 9:32 am

  6. Hi Scott… you do some beautiful work! I was looking for an image of a snowy trail through the forest, and I found it here. I would like to use it – with full accreditation, of course – in the December 2013 / January 2014 issue of an on-line magazine, 100% of the content being about Arizona. A link can be found here ==>

    November 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    • Hello, Michael – thank you for your nice words about my work. Please send me an email with a link to the specific photo that you’d like to use…and thank you very much for asking. 🙂

      November 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      • This is the one, Scott…


        Michael J. Alexander
        V 928-476-4333
        C 928-951-2623
        POB 2262 | Payson AZ 85547

        November 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

        • Thank you for the link, Michael…and I think the photo will look very nice in your magazine. I went through this months edition and it looks like a very nice publication. It will be a special treat to see my photograph inside the next one! Please attribute credit with something similar to “Photo by Scott Brill at” Would you be able to drop me a note when the photo appears in your magazine?

          Thank you again for asking…I greatly appreciate the consideration.

          November 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  7. Will do, Scott… final edit should be up tomorrow… I’ll shoot you the link. And, thank you! – m

    November 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    • Wonderful…and you’re most welcome.

      November 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm

  8. Here you go, Scott… there may be another edit tomorrow, but your section is good to go… you’re on Page 43, the Christopher Creek page… accreditation is beneath the photo, and the link here to your blog is active. Hope it generates some traffic… more people need to see your work. Thanks again!

    November 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    • Thank you, Michael…it looks great! You’re very welcome. 🙂

      November 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  9. Hi Scott,
    I would love to use one of your photos for a poem I want to put on Tumblr. This is the one: I would put the link to your blog. Would it be O.K.? Thanks.

    November 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  10. Hello, I would like to use the photograph “Little One Black and White” as the banner of our Facebook page in association with Compassion Atlanta. May we have your permission to use the beautiful photograph?

    December 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    • Hello Dan – yes, you may use the image…but I’d like you to be able to give credit or acknowledge my site somehow with the image on your Facebook page. Please email me so we can discuss it further…and thank you very much for asking.

      December 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm

  11. Hello Scott,

    Writing an account of a rescue experience for a hiker who had a horrible accident in the Colorado Rockies. Wanted to show her some of the images you’ve taken as a supplement to descriptions of the the geography. May I have your permission to utilize the photos you’ve taken? What format do you prefer for the copyright. or Scott?

    We were at Andrew’s Creek, but your photos look similar to the boulders and snowfields trudged through.



    January 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    • Hello Anna – please send me an email with links to the posts of the photos you’d like to use. And yes, you may use them for your article/essay. Please use “Photos by Scott Brill at” for the credits. And lastly, please send me a link to the article after it’s finished. Thank you for contacting me. I’ll look forward to your email.

      February 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      • Sounds good, I’ll update you as soon as possible.

        February 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  12. Scott – I would like to use your picture of Little Cottonwood Canyon as a basis for a watercolor painting. The large size makes it possible to enlarge for detail. I would be happy to send you a picture of the end product if is successful.

    February 22, 2014 at 3:28 am

    • Hello Rod – please send me the link to the photo or the post so I know which image you’re referring to…and yes, you may use it for the watercolor painting. I’d love to have a picture of the end product, too, when you have it finished.

      February 22, 2014 at 6:43 am

  13. Hi, May I please use your image of the flags at the cemetery? It is striking and poignant. What I would like to use it for is I have a weekly newsletter for my blog, Christian Mommy Blogger. I’d like to use that image as a ” Call to action” to ask people to remember to pray this weekend. Thank you for such a beautiful site and letting us ask to use your pictures.

    May 23, 2014 at 7:51 am

  14. Hello! I was wondering if it would be all right to use one of your images in one of my blog posts. It’s by far the most interesting photos I’ve seen of the particular quote I was looking for. I’ll give full credit and a link to your blog, of course. This is the image:

    September 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    • Hello, Fanny – yes, you may use the image…I’m glad you enjoyed it…please send me the link to your post.

      September 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm

  15. Hi! I am putting together a Pinterest mural tour of Salt Lake City, and you have the best images on the internet of many of the murals that are out there. Do you mind if I link your photos up to the tour? (I didn’t think it appropriate to link more than a couple without your permission)

    September 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

    • Hello Roger, yes, you may use the images for your mural tour…please be sure to give credit for the photos…and send me a link to your page or the page where you’re presenting the tour. Thank you for asking….and good luck with the tour. 🙂

      September 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

  16. Hi Scott…
    I’m working to identify a historic 1846 route (Cooke’s Wagon Road) in the American southwest. Would like to illustrate a fauna/flora quote by Lt Emory and need a good antelope photo. I like some of yours better than what wiki has. What say you? Thanks for considering the request.

    November 2, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    • Hello, Kevin – I say go ahead and use what is here…please send me info on the posts so I know which images you’re using…and please be sure to give me credit for the photos with something like “Antelope images by Scott Brill at” Thank you for asking to use my work, and good luck with your project.

      November 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  17. I was wondering if I could use one of your photos for a Real Estate ad that will be used one time in the upcoming Salt Lake Men’s Choir program. The name of the photo is apartment-something.jpg

    March 26, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    • Hello Drew – yes, you may use that photo for your real estate ad. My conditions for using it are that you give me appropriate credit for the image, with something like “Apartment image used with courtesy of Scott Brill at” and that you send me a hard-copy of the program in which it is used. Thank you for contacting me abut the image.

      March 27, 2015 at 7:17 am

  18. Hello Scott,

    I am doing a project on the Great Salt Lake, and you have some wonderful photos. I am wondering if you wouldn’t mind if I use a couple. Appropriate credit will be given, of course. Let me know.

    Thanks and have a great day!

    April 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    • Hello Jamie – I’m glad you found some pictures here that you’d like to use for your project. Please email me and let me know specifically which photos you’d like to use and tell me a little about the project you’re doing. I hope to hear from you soon.

      April 8, 2015 at 10:33 pm

  19. Karlee

    First, thanks for having a copyright notice. I’m doing a slide show as a wedding gift for a couple that became engaged at Bridal Veil Falls. May I use a one of your beautiful pictures from the falls for the beginning of the slide show and slide show dvd cover? Thank you for such a lovely blog.

    June 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    • Hello Karlee – You are welcome for the copyright notice…and I thank you for honoring it…and thank you for the nice words about my blog. 🙂 Yes, you may use one of the Bridal Veil Falls photos for your slide show and DVD cover…please send me a link to the images that you decide to use. I would love to see the finished product when you have it ready to present to your friends…the slide including the photo, that is, not the entire slide show…and an image of the DVD cover. I don’t know how you’d do it, but it would be best, too, if you were able to give me credit for the images that you use…like putting something in the corner of the image, or on the inside of the DVD case, “Bridal Veil Falls photo by Scott Brill at” Something like that. Thank you again for asking to use the photographs…and good luck with your artistic endeavors. 🙂

      June 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm

  20. Scott-
    I am preparing a page for Utah Business Magazine for the city of Cottonwood Heights. It is called Transcend the ordinary. Your fall picture with the yellow leaves is wonderful and we would like your permission to use it on this page. We will make sure you receive credit for the photo. Let me know.

    Best regards,
    Brian Berndt

    October 5, 2015 at 10:22 am

    • Hello Brian, please send me the link to the particular image you’re referencing…..

      October 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm

  21. Yes

    October 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm

  22. James Blocker

    Hey Scott, I’m using one of your images for a double exposure I’m doing. Ill be giving this blog full credit, I just wanted to comment also.

    October 29, 2015 at 9:47 am

    • Hello, James – please send me a link to the image you’re using…and a copy of the double exposure when you’re done with it. Thank you.

      November 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm

  23. jennycoe

    Hi Scott,
    I would like to use one of your lovely Douglas fir cones in the snow photos (Snow cones, last image on the page) as a cover photo on the Skagit Conservation District facebook page. I also want to confirm that it is indeed a Douglas fir cone and not something else. I would give photo credit in the comment section or as a status post. Let me know if you’re ok with that. Thanks so much! – Jenny Hinderman

    December 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    • Good evening, Jenny –

      Yes, you may use the photo you mentioned above…please send me a link to your page after you have the image up. And yes, that is a Douglas Fir cone….you can Google “Douglas Fir cone” images and find tons of them that look exactly like the ones in my post.

      Wishing you well, Scott.

      December 28, 2015 at 6:49 pm

  24. jennycoe

    Fantastic! Thanks so much, Scott. Here is the link to our page:

    December 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    • You’re welcome…the image looks very nice on your page. 🙂

      December 31, 2015 at 7:22 am

  25. Chris Farmer

    Hi Scott,
    I would like to use one of your images as ‘cover art’ for a music composition I’m putting on my Soundcloud site. The image is of trees in fog and the link to it is….0…1ac.1.64.img..5.7.323…0j0i30k1.q1OCyH7_LIY#tbm=isch&q=three+trees&imgrc=keuMo7Zq_4tVqM%3A
    I wrote the piece as a memorial to a friend who passed 3 years ago. I’ll be posting a link to the music on my personal facebook page. I will give you credit on the soundcloud site. OK?

    November 30, 2016 at 12:46 am

    • Hello Chris –

      Thank you for contacting me about using the photo. Please email me with the link to the photo, as the above link didn’t take me to it.

      November 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm

  26. Hi Scott,

    I’m a Dutch student. I got a task to paint a park during fall time and came upon one of your pictures.
    I was hoping I could use it as a reference.
    It concerns this one:

    Alyssa Sandifort

    October 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

    • Hello Alyssa – yes, you may use the photograph as a reference for your painting. Please send me a photo of the painting when it’s finished. I would love to see it.

      And thank you for asking to use the image. I appreciate your consideration. 🙂


      October 29, 2017 at 10:50 am

  27. Tammy Johnson

    Hi Scott! Such beautiful photos!! I am putting together a Program Aide training manual, for older Girl Scouts in our area in Oregon, to teach leadership skills. I was searching for images to go with the phrase “While we can’t always walk in someone else’s shoes, we can take the time to inquire about how the shoe fits and if its path is smooth or riddled with pebbles.” I came across your photo Desert Light 5/21/17 stone-in-path. I feel the phrase depends on the perspective, and the path in your photo is smooth, pebbled and rocky.

    I would have to print it in black and white. Could I have your permission to use it, with your credit, in our manual? If so, it is marked with your copyright, what else should I include? If not, no problem, I love your work!!!

    November 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    • Hello Tammy – thank you for the kind words about my photos, etc…such heart-felt feedback is wonderful! Yes, you may use the image…and please include something like “Desert Light photo used with permission by Scott Brill at” As “payment” for using the photograph, may I ask for a copy of the manual in which you are using it?

      Thank you again….Scott

      November 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

  28. Howard D. White

    Dear Scott,

    I request permission to use your photo of the misty dome of the Utah State Capitol from City Creek Canyon as my Facebook cover photo for a few days. (I change my cover photos frequently.) I grew up in Salt Lake and played in both the canyon and the Capitol as a child, which I’ll briefly describe. The reference is

    April 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm

  29. Carol Sinykin

    I would like to use your version of Henry David Thoreau quote to illustrate a point in my sermon. May I use it?


    June 23, 2018 at 7:53 am

    • Hello Carol…please include the link to the post that contains the quote so I know what you’re borrowing. Thank you. 🙂

      June 23, 2018 at 3:59 pm

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