Really?! This is all FREE?
Yes, really! All the content on this site is free to use as you see fit. It's all royalty free, in the public domain and can be used commercially. That's right! Use the videos or photos in a monetized YouTube video with no worries that you'll be hit with copyright infringement. But let's be clear, you can use it as long as you give me credit for the video/photo. Every photo and video has attributes (or you can copy them here) for you to copy and paste into the video description or webpage.
You can use the photos not only in your YouTube videos (Ken Burns those pics, folks), but also for memes, backgrounds for inspirational quotes, wallpapers for your lock screen, desktop wallpaper, backgrounds for your blog, whatever! If you use my photos, the same thing applies. Give me credit and DO NOT claim the photos as your own.
I'd love to see what you're doing with my work! For example, tag me on Instagram and Twitter if you've used my photo. Once I see it, I'll share what you created through my other social media accounts like Facebook and retweet it on Twitter. Created a video and used my b-roll footage? Send me an email to let me know. I'll link to it! I'll post a link in my community section on my YouTube channel. I'll even create a post on my Patreon account to highlight what you've done. Heck...I'll create a section on this site dedicated to my users and highlight what you're creating once I get enough.
So why is it all free? Why am I asking for nothing but credit? Why shouldn't I? I think we're all in this together and have seen a ton of YouTube channels being demonetized for using other people's work, even when used in ethical ways. I'm counting on more folks being good and decent people and not abusing what I put out on the interwebs. I may catch you, or I may not. Regardless, even if you're one of "those people" who don't give credit, it'll only hurt you in the long run. Nobody wants to collaborate with a thief. And besides, karma has a way of working that sort of stuff out.
Besides, I'm already winning by getting the content. I'm very lucky to live where I live and want to share what I enjoy with other people. It's a great excuse to get out to enjoy and appreciate nature.
With that said, if you'd like to give a little financial thanks for my hard work, I'd be more than happy to accept that. You can support me through my Patreon page. Throwing a little something in the pot to go towards gas money is always appreciated!
Happy creating! I look forward to seeing what this can lead to.