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The Sale and Licensing of Images …

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All of the images on this site are available for sale or for licensing.  I allow the use of my images in two ways:

With Creative Commons 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 Frank Hardy or Frank Hardy Photography must be made along with the image.
Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances. For clarity on what defines commercial use, please see the Sample Accepted Uses below.


Blog Post describing a trip
Online article discussing photography
A website for an online project about the use of photography
An individual using an image as a desktop background for the computer monitor


‘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 my images is allowed only if expressly granted by Frank Hardy Photography.  All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee. My fees are based on the following criteria.  There are no exceptions to this.  Please contact me if you have a question :

Media – print, web, television, outdoor, 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 page, 1/2 page, full page, spread, front cover, back cover, home page (online), interior page (online), etc.

All licensing inquiries should be sent to:

A marketing campaign for a commercial entity
A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity
A background image for a website by a corporate / non-corporate business
License to create an individual print for use in a private home

If you have any questions what so ever regarding any of the above information, you can contact me with the email listed above. Or I can be reached
on my cell phone at 850-449-1279.

Thank you for your time and consideration …

Frank Hardy

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March 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Uxmal, Mexico …

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This is the main temple at the Mayan ruins in Uxmal, Mexico.  The fact that men could build something like this four or five hundred years ago, using only the primitive tools that were on hand, is incredible.  Uxmal is a beautiful place out in jungle of Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula.  But it is remote … there is an eco-friendly hotel next to the grounds of the ruins that is very nice and that is it.  Nothing.  We rode a bus from Merida Mexico and that was about a three hour one way trip.  I have posted some other images from this area and trip in previous posts … just type Mexico in the ” Search ” box in the top right corner and see what comes up.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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March 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Pensacola CHS 2014 Junior Varsity Baseball Team …

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This is a team photograph of Pensacola Catholic High School’s Junior Varsity Baseball Team for 2014.  You can go   here   to my Zenfolio site to view other photographs that I made of each individual player.  When you click on the link, it will take you to the opening page and you will have to scroll down on the right hand side to find the folder with the junior varsity team photos.  The folder should be next to the CHS Varsity team photos that I put up earlier.  You can order directly from Zenfolio if you would like to purchase photos of the players.  If you have any questions, you can call me at 850-449-1279.  Thanks again for looking … Frank

Pensacola Catholic High School 2014 Varsity Baseball Team …

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I photographed the Pensacola Catholic High School Varsity Baseball team for 2014 last week and wanted to put a link to the team photo along with the individual photos of all of the players.  You can order them through my Zenfolio site and your order will be mailed to your address in 3 or 4 days.  I also photographed the junior varsity team and I will add them to my Zenfolio site in a few days.  The link will take you to my site and then you scroll down on the right hand side to find the folder.  There are also photos from several football games and from the Homecoming festivities back in October.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me through this site.  My cell phone number is 850-449-1279.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Navarre Beach Florida …

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We have been staying at Navarre Beach in a condo these past few days that Jenna has rented on the Gulf.  It is a quad-plex right on the Gulf … park your car at your front door and walk up the stairs.  When you stay at the condos that you will see later, you park your car in a huge parking lot, carry your things to the elevator and wait for it to get to you to take you to your floor.  Now, don’t get me wrong, the condos are very nice and all have a gorgeous pool area for you to relax by, but you still have to walk a long way and carry your stuff before you get to your unit.  Enough about that … I do not know what these ” destination ”  poles are called, if someone knows, please tell me.  This one is almost directly across from the unit that we were staying in and I thought that it looked interesting.  I did not bother taking a camera, so all of these images were made with my old iPhone and were worked up in one of the many apps that I bought when I first got the phone several years ago.  Needless to say, I use only 3 or 4 of the twenty or so that I purchased.  The next is a view of of the back porch over looking the Gulf …

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I ran it through a HDR app that I seldom use to see what it would look like and did not bother to save the original images used to create this image.  Not bad, but too over saturated for my taste, but at least you get an idea of the view.  This area does not have all of the spring breakers that Panama City and Ft. Walton Beach get because there is not much for the college students to do … Navarre Beach  has only one beach bar – Juana’s  Pagoda – and it is on the Sound and not on the Gulf.  The place is also a restaurant and serves good food.  The next two images are panoramas that I took while I was standing on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.  The first is from the end looking back toward the beach …

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The next shows the beach looking to the east …

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The last is just a shot of the condos next to the pier …

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The long one is the Navarre Beach Regency and it is gorgeous.  It is a condo, but there is a realty agency there on the premises that rents out the owner’s units for them.   The name of the realty is the Island View Realty.  If you have any questions, please call and ask for information on all of their rentals at Navarre Beach.  That is all I have for now … thanks for letting me indulge my iPhone photography skills or lack there of, I guess it depends on how you look at it.  If you have any questions or comments, please ask and I will be happy to share what I know about the Florida Panhandle … Frank

Blay – Brown Wedding …

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Here are some more images from Allee’ and Kevin’s wedding from back in September 2013.  The wedding and reception was held at The Sacred Heart Cathedral on 12th Avenue in Pensacola.  Just Judy’s Flowers did a beautiful decorating the church and reception hall with flowers.  Judy does a fantastic job and she personally comes to make sure everything is perfect.  I can not tell you who the caterer was, but she did a fabulous job and the food was delicious … I will get back with a name for her shortly.  I am going to start off with the engagement photograph and the move to the ones made at the wedding.  My good friend, Bud Lovoy, helped me with this one and his help really makes these weddings run smoothly and with two of us, I am really proud how much we can do in a short period of time.  Here we go …

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I do not usually put up so many photos, but I had a hard time narrowing it down to 10 or 12 images.  I have commented before about how ridiculous it is when other photographers post 50 and 60 images on their blogs.  And so many times it is not 50 or 60 different images, but 3 or 4 photos of the same view!  But that is another story.  I feel that the images selected here are a good representation of the type of images that I create at weddings.  If you have any questions or comments, please do no hesitate to either comment or contact me.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

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March 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

A Few More From Wyoming …

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Here are a few more from Wyoming and no, I just did get back from out west.  In fact, I did not take these photographs I am sorry to say.  All I did was work them up in Photoshop for my friend, Bud Lovoy, who made these beautiful images on a trip to Jackson Hole at Christmas time.  Bud and I have worked together at weddings and other jobs for the past twenty years or so.  I have several more that I have worked up below …

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I have worked this image up several different ways and I might post several other ways later.  It is incredible all of the different looks that you can get from the same image in Photoshop.  Here is one more view of the Grand Tetons …

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Thanks for looking and I included a link to Bud’s Zenfolio site earlier in the post.  If you have any interest in purchasing these images on canvas for wall art, please let me know.  Or for that matter, most any of these images on my site can be purchased on canvas.  So, if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to ask.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

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March 5, 2014 at 8:48 am