Human answers to human questions. If you would like more detailed information about the legal details of copyright, please visit the Terms & Conditions page. If you have a question that is not listed here, feel free to contact us.


If I buy a digital, do I own the rights to it and where can I use it?

When you purchase a digital file from us, you can use that photo for private use only. You can post it on your personal social media page, such as Facebook, or personal website. Publishing on any other website, classified ads, marketing or commercial use is prohibited. Copyright ownership always remains with Dazzle by Design, and photo credit must always be given.

Why can’t I save the watermarked proofs and post them on Facebook?

Intentional or otherwise, this undermines the work we have put into being at the event and only encourages others to do the same rather than purchase the images. At each show, our photographer spends on average 8+ hours shooting, non-stop, and unpaid for her time. It is a direct violation of Copyright Law to publish the watermarked proofs as they are intended for display on our website only. If you wish to show your friends the photos, simply share the URL link. Do not download the proofs.

Can I have my purchased digitals printed?

If you purchased a CD of Digitals, then yes! You are able to print your images (for private use only) any size up to 8×10 / 8×12 (depending on the dimensions of the individual photo). The Web-Digitals are suited for web-use only as the resolution does not really support high-quality printing at larger sizes. You could get away with printing a 4×6 / 5×7 from them, but it will not be as good as it could be and as such, is not a recommended intent for Web-Digitals.

Where can I use the CD/Print-Digitals?

You can use the CD-Digitals for private enjoyment on your personal website and personal social media page, such as Facebook. Photo credit must always be given. You may also create prints from the files, any size up to 8×10 / 8×12.

What do I get from purchasing Publishing Rights with my photo(s)?

By default any photos purchased (Prints, Web-Digitals, Print-Digitals or CD) are for private-use only. This means that you cannot use them for publishing, advertising, or marketing anywhere other than your own personal website or your personal social media, such as Facebook. There is an additional charge of $25. per photo to purchase Publishing Rights and this entitles you to unlimited rights to use the photo(s) for marketing and commercial purposes. That said, Publishing Rights are not the same as Ownership of the Copyright — Dazzle by Design maintains ownership of the Copyright, and as such, photo credit must always be given.

Why didn’t you get any photos of me at the show?

We try to get as many riders as we can, but if there are multiple rings going, sometimes it is just not possible to get everybody. If you know you will be attending a future show where Christina is the Official Photographer, please contact us to let us know if you would like photos taken of your ride(s).

When will the proofs be posted to the website?

The proofs from an event or photoshoot are posted on average within the next week. It entirely depends on the number of photos to process and if there were any back-to-back events. In those cases, sometimes there is a bit of a delay. Like us on Facebook to receive updates on when the photos will be available.

Can I use the purchased digital to advertise my horse for sale?

If you are selling your horse and want to use some show photos in an advertisement, Publishing Rights will need to be purchased. Otherwise, you are violating Copyright Law. If you are having a photoshoot done, the Premium Packages come with Publishing Rights included in the package price and are intended for such use.