I know this isn't the right place for legal advice, but this is the best place for me to ask this question right now.
I am going to be making a small short ebook with recipes in it. I want to add some images to make it look nicer, and want to use other people's because not only is it "easier" to do so, but also because the majority of food photography photos are really high quality.
A mentor of mine actually uses their exact recipes (maybe some slight modifications here and there), and uses their exact photos, but she does credit where the recipe and photo is from.
I still don't think this is right, because you are monetizing other people's work, and although it can be argued that you give them free exposure, it still doesn't seem that ethical.
Is there a place where you can get solid food photos for cheap? Or what are your guys' opinion on this?
I also see that people do this quite often, "using" other people's work like this and explicitly saying that it is not their own. As such, it is a way to to monetize the curation of other people's work...
Need some help. Thanks in advance!