Image Sales & Usage

Image sales for publications: I am a freelance nature photographer and I earn my living by selling my photography. I regularly sell image license for publication to various magazines, books, advertisements, and other media. My prices are flexible, but for an industry standard I use the publication "Negotiating Stock Photo Prices" by Jim & Cheryl Pickrell in determining my pricing structure for various uses. I am not in a position to supply images to publications, web sites, or other uses without compensation. Please contact me for information regarding pricing for any publication such as books, magazines, outdoor or indoor signs, web sites, etc. Please keep in mind that the images posted on this web site are low resolution images designed only for web use in both size and color space, and are all copyrighted. I can make high resolution, 45 meg (or larger if necessary), 16-bit tiff (or any other format) files from any image you see here to suit your publishing needs. I also encourage you to contact KAC Productions and/or VIREO for more examples of my work. KAC and VIREO are photo stock agencies which carry my images as well as those of other nature photographers. KAC deals with nature photography of all kinds while VIREO (Visual Resources for Ornithology at the Academy of Natural Sciences) handles only bird images. I also have a short bio page here if you are interested.

Print sales: Most of my image sales are to books and magazines for publication. At one time I did occasional prints for people if someone was really interested, but this has proven to be more trouble for me than it is worth when considering mailing the prints, etc. So....I no longer offer prints for sale and do not currently have a printer that is able to do high quality prints.

Photo Credits and Clients

Following is a partial list of some of my clients and places where my photos have been published. In addition to the list of magazines and books I have had a number of images published in several bird-related CD's, DVD's and VHS tapes, many national wildlife refuge and college publications, calendars, nature journals and catalogs, numerous daily newspapers, and even a wine label.


AAA Journey
Alabama Birdlife
Alabama Outdoors
Americas Magazine
American Birds

American Butterflies
Arkansas Wildlife Magazine
Best of the Pecos: The 2009 Travel Guide
Bird Conservation
Birder's Journal
Birder's World
Bird Watcher's Digest
Birds and Blooms
Bizarre Birds
Blackbirch Press's Regional Wild America
Bliki Timarit Um Fugla (Icelandic Bird Magazine)
Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society
California Wild
Canoe & Kayak
Cenizo Journal
Colorado Outdoors
Country Discoveries
Defenders of Wildlife
Ducks Unlimited
Environmental Defense Fund
Field Notes
Focus on Science
Forest Magazine
Galapagos News
Horizons (The Nature Conservancy)
International Falconer
Landscapes (Farm Credit Bank of Texas)
Limicola (A German Bird Magazine)
Living Bird
National Wildlife
Natur & Miljo (European)
Nature Society News
Nation's Building News
Natural History
North American Birds
Orion Nature Quarterly
Outdoor Alabama
Partners in Flight; N. American Landbird Conservation Plan
Prariehunde (European)
Private Clubs and the Resort Lifestyle
Ranger Rick
Reader's Digest
Shambhala Sun
Smart Money
Texas Birds
Texas Birds Annual
Texas Co-op Power
Texas Highways
Texas Journey
Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine
Texas Wildlife
The Birds of North America
The Hummingbird Connection
The State of New Hampshire's Birds: A Conservation Guide
Uni Ver Sum (European)
Wildfowl Carving Magazine
Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife in North Carolina
World Birdwatch
Your Big Backyard


A Dazzle of Dragonflies
A Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque
A Naturalist's Mexico
A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America
A Vanishing Resource; Wetlands
America's 100 Most Wanted Birds
An Enduring Spirit; The Prairie
Backyard Birds of Utah
Basic Texas Birds; A Field Guide
Birder's Guide to Alabama & Mississippi
Birder's Guide to Northern California
Bird by Bird Gardening
Bird Study; Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series
Birder's Guide to Texas
Birds Endemic to Puerto Rico: Coloring Book
Birds of Central Texas; A Guide to Common and Notable Species
Birds of the Wetlands of Bogota
Birds of North America (Kaufman Focus Guide)
Birds of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands
Birds of the Lowveld; Spotter's Guide (Africa)
Birds of the Mid-Atlantic Region
Birds of North Carolina: Illustrated
Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology
Birds of the Texas Hill Country
Birds of Texas: A Field Guid
Birds of Texas: Illustrated
Birds of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego & Antarctic Peninsula
Birds of the Trans-Pecos
Birds of the Texas Coastal Bend
Birds of Prey of the West

Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guide)
Butterflies of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Chasing Birds Across Texas: A Birding Big Year
Common Dragonflies of the Southwest
Conservation of the Black-tailed Prairie Dog: Saving America's Western Grasslands
Critters of Texas Pocket Guide
Damselflies of North America
Dos aguilas y un sol (a book in Spanish about the Crested Caracara and Mexican culture)
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Middle America and the Caribbean
Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Texas, Volume 1
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
Dragonflies of California

Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas
Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America (National Wildlife Federation)
Field Guide to Birds of North America (National Wildlife Federation)
Focus on the Wild
For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal
Flight Identification of European Seabirds
Greg Lasley's Texas Wildlife Portraits
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Guide to Birds of Loja and Zamorra
Guide to the Birds of Alaska
Guide to the Birds of Isla La Plata
Gulls of the Americas (Peterson Reference Guide)
Hill Country Oasis
How and Why Species Multiply: The Radiation of Darwin's Finches
Hummingbirds: Jewels in Flight
Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)
Hummingbirds of North America (The Photographic Guide)
Identifying Priority Plants and Animals and Their Habitats
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Kaufman guia de campo a las aves de norteamerica
Land of Endless Water; Antarctica
Legacy: Conserving New York State Biodiversity
Lives of North American Birds
Mammals of Florida Field Guide (Adventure Publications)
Mammals of North America (Kaufman Focus Guide)
NANPA Expressions 2010
Neotropical Migrants of Utah's West Desert
Neotropical Migrants in Brazil
Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier: The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
Owls of North America
Peterson Field Guide to Warblers
Puerto Rico's Birds in Photographs
Q&A Birds
Rare Birds Yearbook: 2009
Restoring North America's Birds: Lessons from Landscape Ecology
Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography
Shorebirds of North America
Smithsonian Field Guide to Birds of North America
Sparrows & Finches of Ontario
Sparrows of the United States and Canada
Spirit of the Chaparral
Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America
Tanagers, Cardinals, and Finches of the United States and Canada
The Abyssinian Cat
The Backyard Bird Field Guide
The Birds of Texas
The Book of Texas Bays
The Young Birder's Guide to Eastern Birds
The Warbler Guide
Texas Gulf Coast Impressions
The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species: A Worldwide Guide to Plants and Animals
Top 100 Birding Sites of the World
Texas Wildlife Portfolio
The Red Data Book of Animals
Texas Wildlife Viewing Guide
The T.O.S. Handbook of Texas Birds
Through Animals' Eyes, Again: Stories of Wildlife Rescue
Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country
Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere (Vol. I)
Where the Birds Are; A Reader's Digest book
Wild Animals of North America, A Poster Book

I have a page listing my own bibliography, or all the articles I have written in various publications. If interested, have a look.

Some additional comments about copyright:

Copyright is most often infringed simply because it is misunderstood. Therefore, I have added this information to my site to help others understand why we have copyrights and how we utilize them. Thanks for taking the time to review my copyright policy.

It is illegal to scan, copy, or reproduce in any way a professional copyright image. I typically allow school children to use my images in their reports and I try to allow other uses of this type as well. Please contact me with any questions. Still, I am a freelance photographer and make my living selling photos for publication. In order to travel, buy film and equipment, and survive I have to earn an income like everyone else. My website has generated a great deal of interest in my photos which I appreciate, but unfortunately the requests for free or donated photo usage has grown to the point of numerous daily requests. My business is SELLING photography and I certainly appreciate your understanding. Possession of one of my photos or electronic images does NOT constitute the right to scan, copy, or reproduce it in any way without the expressed written consent of Greg Lasley Photography.

Some quick tips about copyright:
* Photographs are copyrighted the moment they are taken, and no copyright notice is required.
* Postings to the Internet are not granted to the public domain, and such postings don't grant any permission to do further copying.
* The "fair use" exemption to U.S. copyright law was created to allow things such as commentary, parody, news reporting, research and education about copyrighted works without the permission of the author, anything outside of those areas is considered a violation.
* Copyright is not lost because you don't defend it; that's a concept from trademark law.
* Work derived from a copyrighted work is a copyright violation. A derivative is defined as any form of changing an original copyright piece, i.e. lighten/darken, crop, rotate, filter, combine with other images, etc. Still a violation.
* Copyright law is mostly civil law where the special rights of criminal defendants you hear so much about don't apply. However, recently in the USA commercial copyright violation involving more than 10 copies and value over $2500 was considered a felony.

My thanks to Kerri Tuckness at cowboyimages.net for allowing me to use her copyright notes above.

If you are interested in yet more information on photo copyright, there is an excellent article here.