Hi long time, no talk. My paper got published this month. So my species description is published yay. But I have some things to talk about concerning my stock.
I can't provide commercial licenses for everything. A lot of my stock I shot when I was in high school/first two years of undergrad. I was broke. I couldn't afford commercial permits for different sites which are often needed for stock photography that is being sold. Permits aren't needed for things that are for personal/non-commercial use. This means: Any state park stock, botanic garden stock, zoo stock or other restricted site (historical houses, etc) cannot be licensed for commercial works like book covers. The only way they could be licensed is if I get a retroactive permit which I will likely not be able to get due to A) I cannot afford commercial licensing since I am living on grad student salary which is enough for me to cover my food and rent and not much more. B) Often for sites, you need to have permission before hand and administration changes, for example park managers have to sign off on it and I know for a fact some of the state parks I shot at they have gone through three different managers since I shot there.
What happened to my people stock? I took it all down during my breakdown last year because depression really fucks with you. I also took it down since I got tired of the perverts. Will it come back? Probably when I have time to sit down and sort through what I have. Will the costumed model stock come back? Hell if I know because it might not be up to my quality standards.
Otherwise, I'm not super active here. I'm not really active with art since I don't have much time or I'm exhausted. I do look at stuff. But I can't admin groups. I pop in to look at art and stuff.