I've been careful to use either photos that I've taken myself, or clip art from public domain websites (and I'm generally scared to use those unless I also do an image reverse look-up to double-check).
Yet I see so many beautiful blogs where people are using a lot of images and I never see citations of any sort. I'd like to start using more images with my poems and fiction, but I'd like to do it correctly. Is there some sort of blanket copyright notice that can be used or should I credit every photo right on the photo, say, in the caption? Sometimes it's very hard to determine the source of photos and artwork that I run across on the web because it tends to get passed around a bazillion times. I use TinEye to research the simple clip art images that I use, but I'm pretty sure that with some of the nicer photos and art, that will return so many other locations where they've been used that finding the original to give credit will prove to be very difficult.
Anyway, I don't want to do this incorrectly, so that's why I've been very conservative in the use of clip art on my blog. How does everyone else (those who care) find original copyright holders, and does each image need the citation right next to it or can I have a citations page where I identify the copyright owners, sort of like a references page in a term paper?
The blog I need help with is sentientmouse.com.