Capture Canada showcases the talents, generosity and unique views of everyday photographers (like you) who love and celebrate Canada! Members of the community donate their own favourite photos of Canada's landscapes, wildlife, hidden gems and even food; building a national living digital photo album for everyone to enjoy and use. All photos in Capture Canada are licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which means anyone can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free.
Under Creative Commons Zero licensing, you agree to allow anyone to use your photo(s) without asking your permission, including for commercial purposes.
Because it’s 2017, and the world is increasingly open! And we really believe in the Creative Commons philosophy: “Creative Commons is not just licenses or content—it's the people who make the choice to share their knowledge with the world.”
Yes, absolutely! With CC0 licensing, not only do you make your own photos available to others for free, but you can also use other people’s photos for free in your reports, posters, website, t-shirts—or any other use you may think up.
No, but it’s highly encouraged! It’s that simple! You can also thank the photographer personally in the comments section of Capture Canada. After all, saying “Thank You” is a very Canadian thing to do.
You can upload any of your best photos of Canada, but not of recognizable people (unless you have received their consent). People are complicated. Photos with people are even more complicated! Capture Canada is primarily a place to share photos of wildlife, food, hidden gems, cityscapes, nature, etc., capturing the Canadian beauty that surrounds us. Selfies are fun, but there are better apps to capture those.
It’s super-easy. Once you download the app or visit our website, you can sign up and create a user profile. You will then be able to upload all of your own favourite photos of Canada! Your uploaded photos will then be released under the CC0 license for everyone to enjoy and use. Welcome to the Capture Canada community—we’re really glad you’re here.
In your profile, you can track how many people have loved, viewed and downloaded your amazing photos!
Violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content, as well as anything that infringes on the right of others. Remember, anyone can use Capture Canada, including kids and students. When in doubt, ask yourself: would I want kids to see this?
Yes, you can delete a photo after you’ve uploaded it. Please bear in mind, however, that once you have uploaded your photos with the CC0 license, the license cannot be revoked. Anyone who has already downloaded your photo can continue to use it for free. It’s part of the open nature of the CC0 license.
Yes, absolutely! If you are a professional photographer and would like to showcase your paid work, you can add a link to your professional website and your email address to your profile, making it easy for people to contact you about paid work! Please bear in mind, however, that all photos that you upload to Capture Canada will be free for anyone to use.
Yes, please do. There are convenient sharing buttons in your profile to make it super-easy to share your photos. After all, Canadians love sharing their photos with friends and family.
Yes, of course. Photographers can include an e-mail address, Twitter handle and a website in their profiles. If the information is available, go ahead, make new friends, connect with Canadians with similar interests, or give someone kudos for their beautiful photo.
Please report it to Capture Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org