The Copyright Act established in the Copyright Act of 1976 and further detailed in Title 17, protects photographers by giving the creator of the photograph the exclusive rights to copy, edit, reproduce (including making copies), and distribute the image by sale or transfer.  These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit or share photographic prints and digital media and also bans sharing on social media without the creator’s permission.

Violators of this Federal Law will be subject to its civil and criminal penalties.

All images on this website and all images used on social media are copyrighted, whether watermarked or not.  The copyright owner is Aztec Photography.  Any photograph taken by Aztec Photography may be used at any time for the purpose of marketing.  If you are interested in licensing an image, please be sure to discuss your copyright needs or questions with Aztec Photography.

Reasonable requests may be accommodated.

For more information on photographic copyrights, please visit the Professional Photographers of America website at