Anytime you are using a photograph of someone (or a group, in this instance) there are going to be a number of laws, rules and regulations which you need to be aware of.

The first thing that you need to check out is the copyright of that specific photograph – as well as any of the rights which the photographer has decided to reserve. Next, you’re going to want to contact the people who are in the photograph (if you’re able to find their contact information), to at least ask for permission.

The best way to use a photograph without any hassle is to use any of the photographs which have been freely released to the general public – without any rights reserved. You’ll need to do a bit of digging, but they make for the very best options available.