About PD Photo
PDPhoto.org is a repository for public domain photos. Use the photos for anything, including commercial uses, other websites, school projects, articles, ads, whatever. Public domain means the photo is not protected by copyright and may be freely used by everyone. Unless something is clearly marked as being something other than public domain, you can assume it is free to use.
However, there are some things to keep in mind: This doesn't mean that you can take the material as is and then copyright it yourself. It's in the public domain and that's where it must stay. And if you intend to use an image you find here for commercial use, please be aware that standards for such use are higher than for other uses. Specifically, if you see a picture here with people you should assume no model release was obtained. And pictures featuring products or property may open you to litigation if you use them commercially without permision.
I'm not a lawyer, and I don't mean to scare you off, but just use some due diligence. The photos are here to be used, but I don't want you to get either of us in trouble over it.
About Jon Sullivan:
I'm the creator, administrator, programmer, photographer, and owner of this site. My personal website is here. I make my living as a computer programmer in San Diego California. When you see comments by jons, that's me. I make enough money as a programmer that I don't need to get any extra income form photography. But taking pictures is one of my favorite hobbies. So I'm making the photos available to anyone who wants them.
About The Ads:
I have ads here to defray the costs of hosting the website. With most of the content on the site being large-ish image files, the bandwidth can add up. There's no need to click on ads just for the hell of it. The hosting costs get covered every month and that's all I'm really looking for. Any extra money will go towards the site or more photos.
Support This Site:
There really is no need to support this site beyond using the images and linking back. For now the ads pay for the site, and my day job provides enough income to travel and maintain the camera equipment.