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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 31, 2010, 12:03 AM

Quick Review
Credit and Contact
Conditions apply for commercial use
Do not redistribute my stock

:bulletgreen: My stocks are only free to use if you are using it for private practice. if you are using them for any paid commissions, book covers, merchandise, any form commercial work you will need to pay a royalty fee.

:bulletgreen: Credit me  clearly if you have used any of my stock. Please include a link to my DeviantArt profile faestock
FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

:bulletgreen:   Contact me when you have used my stock, providing me with a link to the artwork.  (it is best to leave a comment on my profile)

:bulletgreen: You may post artworks containing my stock on other portfolio websites, providing there is a credit link to my DeviantArt profile near the image.
you may post on social media sites, please add a stock model credit to #faestock

:bulletgreen: Absolutely no redistribution of my stock in any form is allowed (this includes tubing, pre-cut files, png files and pre-made backgrounds and reposting any high-res stock images.)
The only place where my stock is provided is in this account faestock 

:bulletgreen: COMMERCIAL USE
Contact me by email for commercial enquiries.

If the book/merchandise is available for free, printed on demand or 99 copies are being made, then you can use my stock for free to practise your art.

If the book/merchandise is being sold in any quantity (including e-books), or more than 100 copies are being made then i ask for a once of royalty fee, Using pay pal.
You can send payment to my paypal account:

(equivalent to Australian Dollars)

E-Book Only $20

Printed Books and Merchandise (i.e  Book covers, Album covers, calendars, clothing, jewellery, card decks)

Exclusive contract only. Includes rights to E-books and promotional materiel.
1-99 copies  - $50
100 - 200 copies - $75
200 - 500 copies - $150
500 - 1000 copies - $200
1,000 - 2,000 copies - $300
2,000 - 5,000 copies - $500
5,000 - 10,000 copies - $1,000
10,000 - 20,000 copies - $2,000
20,000 - 40,000 copies - $4,000
40,000 - 80,000 copies- $6,000
80,000 - 120,000 copies - $8,000

Please answer as many of these questions as you can regarding commercial projects to speed up the process:
Who is the author/maker?
Who is the publisher/manufacturer(s)?
Where will it be published/sold?
How much will your item cost?
How many copies will be made?
Can i receive a copy?

:bulletgreen: Have fun!
I am not a monster :) If you would like any of these point clarified let me know

FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?

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amernoir Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! I know you don't have the best reply rate but I hope you have time to answer this question!

Is it alright to heavily manipulated photos of yours and use it on a business card? I'm not selling the card, nor the artwork featured. I am making around 50 cards and it is for an art stall.

Hope to hear from you soon
faestock Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
yes, that is fine
Sarahjanebaker Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I have used some of your stock in a recent piece of art I just did.
MidnightShadowsVA Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Student Writer
I have a question regarding your stocks. May I use them for reference for drawings with proper credit? 
AhabX Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  New Deviant Student Photographer
Thank you for your stock. I have used here:…
ouisiekelly Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your beautiful photo. You are amazing!   Here is a link to my page:…
deadbrotherbear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for the artwork you do, and make available to artists like myself. I have used as reference one of your model-stock images within this painting, and wish to give credit and thanks to you.

faestock Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Professional Photographer
Thank you for using my stock image in your artwork :rose:
deadbrotherbear Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Medori Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Faestock! I have a question regarding selling artworks that used your photos as reference. I made a watercolor painting based on one of your photos. I'd like to sell this original painting on Etsy, meaning there will only be 1 sold copy. As I understand the rules, in my case there is no need for royalties. Am I understanding the rules correctly? I wanted to check properly with you!
wryteo22 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  New Deviant
I think you have put a lot of time into your works and are very good at it! I'm am a disabled man and can only use one arm not too much of my I draw and do photoshop to fix my friends and family photo on Facebook on private just to pass the time...I just want to try something new because I like to learn new things...I don't make money from my works just making people happy, that's what I am about. Thank you for making it available for everyone to do what they want and couldn't do without you! I would like to try one picture...I watched a video on youtube and would like to try it...I'm wondering if I'm up for it...Hello from northern Ca.
Carlos-Quevedo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I really don't understand your rules, you said those rates are for exclusive contract, so that means that if I purchase the license to reproduce 99 copies, the rights of the photo will be only mine to reproduce 99 copies for $50 AU and none else can buy the same photo again right? On the other hand you have a lot of content like this on your FAESTOCK account on Depositphotos, shutterstock, etc., and on those sites I can buy your photo with a license for unlimited usage and prints just for $99 USD and also get a license to use and print your images up to $500.000 copies for just $1 USD. This doesn't make any sense, I think people don't get these rules very well, (me included) that's why there are so many comments and views on this journal. Would be great if you can explain it better. 

What I really cannot understand is why you sell a license to print 120,000 copies for a price of $8,000 when we can purchase the same photo on your account on depositphotos for just $1 USD with a license for 500.000 copies. ?
faestock Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Professional Photographer
The photos that i have uploaded onto paid stock sites are different those  have uploaded here on deviantart.

Images that are only available form deviantart are applicable to the rules stated in this journal.

Carlos-Quevedo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I see, here you have the best stuff ;) Thanks for the reply. 
brotherson34 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
i do book covers my question regarding  cost of my covers £20 -£40 for ebooks and ebooks fullwarp are £50 - £75 series
faestock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Professional Photographer
what is your question?
brotherson34 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
could i use these for my cover designs for my cover group on facebook
SoreWounds Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Question regarding your stock images! I do artwork for characters for RPG sites. 
If my commissions range 25 - 50 $ at max depending on how much resources are in 1 image. 
What would I need to pay in royalty if..what you have listed is for books? D: 
anamercedes81 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
I wanted to use your stock in a Neuroscience journal that is distributed by the University of Washington. The journal is not for profit. Is it ok for me to use your stock in this way?
mascaren15 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, you have awesome stock! question here

can I use your stock for nude paintings, as in, I take the base pose of one of your photos, I draw it nude, I change the clothed parts through my own understanding of anatomy and in addition change the face so it won't necessarily be recognize as you?

I would like to make clear I understand how much I am asking of you here and absolutely WON'T do anything like this without your consent 
vishalgade18 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2018   Digital Artist
Nice Stock.
ManuxGame Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018   Interface Designer
Hi, is it possible to make an exposition photo editing with your stock?

It's for a small gallery in my village.
HevonenStudios Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello! I am aware that I need to pay a fee for use of stock in commissions but I'm unsure where or how much to pay. If my commissions typically cost $50-60, how much would the fee be? They are photomanipulation commissions btw. 
faestock Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Photographer
hi, that depends on how the commissioned piece will be used after you create it.
HevonenStudios Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think most people use theirs for tables on rp sites for their particular character if anything, otherwise they may use it for a reference for their character or just to collect more art of their oc. I can ask my followers in a poll though!
Taracena2017 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
¿Puedo usar sus acciones (solo se usará una imagen) para mi video de YouTube Por supuesto, voy a darte crédito por eso.
saidennasiry Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018
Hi dear,
Can i use your stock (only one picture will be used ) for my YouTube video? Of course, i'm going to give you credit for that. 
Thanks in advance! 
best regards! 
faestock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Professional Photographer
as long as my rules are followed, that is fine.
Lady-Yona Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
Hello! I don't have any questions, I just wanted to say that I think you're being totally fair and that's awesome!

I'm sure you get comments ciritcising your terms of using your photos, but you are more than entitled to, it's your hard work and time put in those!

I love your photos, keep it up!
faestock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! that is very kind of you to say.
Harbinger5581 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you offer an option where like if someone paid an amount then you could get a copy of all your pics?
not just the ones on dA but also the stuff on stock websites?
or maybe you send them a flash drive with the pics on it?
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Professional Photographer
it would be pretty pricey, but sure if you want to explore that option lets talk.

Harbinger5581 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how much would that cost?

also, could someone purchase them in sets?  like here's the Daenerys pics for x amount, here's the angel pics for x amount, etc?
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Professional Photographer
I have about 30,000 images, and minimum i would sell them for is $20Aus per image.
so for all of my images you would be looking at $600,000.
most individual shoots on deviantart have on average 30 images in them, so it would be $600, sets on micro stocksites have on average 100 images in them so it would be $2000.

Harbinger5581 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, I wish I had that kind of money

well thanks for letting me know.

(you do some awesome work BTW)
mostly-blue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i use your stock for cheap commissions (30-100$) what are the fees?
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Photographer
what are you making in your commissions?
mostly-blue Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhh sorry to bother but i think my message got lost and didnt get a reply....
mostly-blue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just drawing original characters, nothing out of the ordinary, i promise....and i dont plan on using your stock directly/fully...i just need some eyes/clothing/lips/etc for reference or sampling here and there.
actually you likely wont be able to tell I even used your stock if I show you the final result since i try to rely on stock only if i cant seem to paint something how i want to. so i end up only "needing" just like a nose or a skirt out of a whole stock image.
+i put a lot of post-work into my paintings if i ever use stock parts , so you probably wont be able to tell your stock was even used :p
and yeah my commissions are cheap for now since im a noob student. but i can make small donations if needed, it seems only fair...
FrankQuax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for using your stock photo. I am using it to make a composition from several picture`s.
Diannetucker Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I purchased Golden-Goddess-Exclusive-Stock-Pack-1-749569388 and I am using 1 of your pictures from this pack, to create poster for commercial use, 50 prints.  Does the purchase of this pack include the commercial use and if not, I would like to pay to be able to use this picture in the poster.  
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Professional Photographer
hi, Thank you for purchasing!
The exclusive packs do not include commercial rights, only access to the images.
For a poster i would charge the same as an e-book, which is $20aus.
You could send me the equivalent in DA points or to my PayPal account
Diannetucker Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please bare with me, very new to this :0)  I just did DA points, please let me know if I did it correctly, so I will know how to do it for my next purchase with you.

I think I got the dollar value correct.
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Photographer
Hi, That's perfect. thank you!
Diannetucker Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I need to purchase ERA12, ERA19 and Lady of Light 16, so I can create posters for commercial sale, please let me know how much to pay and how. Also I had purchased Golden Goddess Exclusive Stock Pack 1 and paid for the ability to use one of your pictures for posters, commercial use. My question is do I get a certificate or anything showing that you have granted me permission to do this?

Thank you so much
Dianne Tucker
faestock Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Professional Photographer
Hi Dianne, I have replied your email :)
LiHy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional
Greetings! I'm just wondering, if I were to use some of your stock as reference photos for my paintings, drawings, sketches, etc., and if I wanted to upload those pieces of art to DeviantArt but did NOT sell prints or any digital content, would I need to pay you a royalty fee under that circumstance? I'm not sure if it would fall under the "private practice" category, since it's not technically "private" anymore once it's uploaded online and available for the world to see. My intent is to use your stock as a reference for some illustrations/paintings, and I would not make any commercial use, nor would I offer for sale in any way any art I create based on your stock. I'm just hoping for some clarification. Thank you so much!
faestock Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Photographer
as long as you are not making any money from using my images you do not need to pay me any money.
hope that helps.
LiHy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional
That's totally fair. And thank you so much for responding so quickly! I appreciate your time.
BlindSharigan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018
Hey faestock,

Will it be okay if I use an edited picture of yours for an non-profit website that is for educational purposes? 
As a student I am helping a teacher to make a website for "maatschappijleer" (Kinda like social studies) 
It is a studie broken up in for main view points which will all be represented by an head in profile with double exposure  
effects worked in the image. Again, its all non-profit and it is not officially a website of the school. (It can be used
by all who speak/read dutch) 

Thanks in advanced ^^
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