Are there any privacy issues regarding publishing the image of a grave marker online?

Images you take of the grave marker are yours to do with as you please. If you can see the marker while on public property even if it is on private property you are legally welcome to take pictures of it.

Can you take a picture of a gravestone?

Most graveyards are private and the families pay for the maintenance of the graves. As a way of respect, you should not take anything from the grave or leave anything behind that was not originally there. There are people who wish to hire photographers to take photos during funerals.

What is the difference between a headstone and a gravestone?

“Gravestone” is the older word, being used from the late 1300s, and “tombstone” is from the mid-1500s. A headstone, as the word implies, referred to a grave marker placed at the head of a grave. It’s the newest of the three words, arising in 1676, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

What is the marker on a grave called?


Headstone – a flat, stab-like stone grave marker placed at the held end of a grave. Headstones may be used alone or in conjunction with footstones.

How do you put a picture on a grave?

The Best Method. The best way to put a picture on a headstone is to have the photo digitized and then used to create a ceramic photo tile, which can be attached to the monument. Ceramic photos are created by using special toner on an Italian porcelain tile, then fired in a kiln at 1600 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is it legal to do a photoshoot in a cemetery?

Contrary to what many may think, taking photos in a cemetery is not an absolute right. Cemeteries, both public and privately owned, often prohibit or require special permission before one can take photos on the premise.

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