BWmedia Copyright Information

The copyright of every image displayed on this site belongs to BWmedia (or the listed photographer) unless specifically stated under contractual agreement to the contrary. All images are licensed for either editorial or personal use and may not be used commercially unless agreed by prior arrangement with all parties represented. Images sold for personal use are not to be redistributed to third parties or reproduced in editorial, commercial or any other form that promotes any business or activity, without the explicit consent of the photographer and person(s) and/or organisation(s) depicted in the image(s) sold.



The company, BWmedia, does not accept commissions to create copyright works other than to agree to license such parts of the work selected by the photographer for presentation to the client. This overrides section 21(3) of the Copyright Act 1994 in accordance with section 21(4) of that Act.

Contractual image supply is available on a royalty-free basis. Contact me to discuss arrangements.

NOTE: Many sporting organisations enforce restrictions over image rights from their events, and the available usage of such images is thus limited, and such images may not be reproduced without the consent of the related sporting body. Any sales of event imagery are bound by the event organiser's terms and conditions.


This website, its design, the photographs and all content are protected under both New Zealand and international copyright laws worldwide.

All photographs and text within are copyright Simon and Catherine Watts and/or the stated agency, client or publication and are presented for web browser viewing only. No images or content may be downloaded or copied without permission.


Nothing contained within this site may be reproduced, downloaded, stored, copied, manipulated, altered, or used in any form without prior written permission from BWmedia and/or the stated agency, client or publication.


No images purchased or commissioned may be redistributed to a third party or parties without the explicit consent of the photographer.


Using any image as the base for another illustration or graphic content, including photography, is a violation of copyright and intellectual property laws. Violation of copyright will be actively prosecuted.


I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years. Many people ask for free imagery, with a marketing boost implied by promised "name credit" or byline. "Name credits" are like fresh air, they don't feed my children and don't pay bills. I do not give free photography away, so please do not ask. Thank you.