said 1 year, 3 months ago:
Although it is polite to credit the photographer, i do not believe that gives you the right to use the photo. I realize they are unlikely to hunt you down, but…There are 2 people who have rights to the image – the person in the image and the photographer. Photographers retain sole rights when they asked for them in their contract with the subject. There are a lot of photos in the $1 to $3 range from stock sites, and many more on free image sites. Best to use these rather than anything you can just find on Google. I am a web developer and FWIW I have in my contract that the client guarantees (or takes responsibility!) for any photos they ask me to upload being ones they have the right to. Yes, I have occasionally seen the original owner show up full of indignation wanting photos taken down.