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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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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 ^^
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Professional Photographer
Hi, as long as you abide by my rules that is fine.
Hunviper Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi faestock! If i want to post my works with your stocks for facebook,youtube and others public site, where have i must send the link? :)
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Professional Photographer
sure can, please send link to my profile.
Hunviper Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Faestock…

Here have my facebook site link and my youtube link.
Thanks your permission.

Have a nice day!
scottymtg Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
Hi, thanks for your stock photo. I am only using as practice with a tutorial
SkyFalls33 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have amazing pictures and you're just gorgeous !!
May I use your pictures as pose reference for my art ? I'm trying to sell digital art as in custom orders or pre-made of art pieces that are only sold once (now that I think I reached a decent level Sweating a little...) so I was wondering if it's possible to use your pictures as pose reference and if there are any fees I'm supposed to pay ? and if so how much ?  
SYoshiko Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
what about use as reference for one off non commercial (not for public but for private) single commissions - digital artist/painter - 
MLHadassah Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Commenting to show that I've read these terms 
artbybrea Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Idk if you've answered this already, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask anyway; Is it alright to use your photos for fan fiction covers? 
LJones92 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Hi my name is lacey jones and i'm trying to make a cover for my book. There are a couple of them I would like to use.
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
HI, great works!
What is your statement when it is used only as a reference for a pose in commercial work?
faestock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Professional Photographer
same rules as above
Hi Jess i have been trying to get in touch with you regarding commercial fees i have created a few pieces using your models and just want to do the right thing by you and all your hard work  so i need to know  how much i would need to pay you if i sold them 

Cheers Christine 
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
what about traditional art and the selling of an original piece?
faestock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Photographer
if your selling it as a once off piece and not more than $1000, than it is fine to use for free. if it is the wise please message me privately for more details.
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
alright, thank you for the info!
I can assure you that for now, my drawings rarely go past 50€ ^^
ShadowWings-Forever Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Hello! Quick question!
If I use your stock in a commission for virtual currency that cannot be made into a real currency, do I need to pay you any royalty fee?
Thank you!
faestock Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Photographer
what are you making?
ShadowWings-Forever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Student General Artist
Alkahest by ShadowWings-Forever  
In an image kind of like this, may be more detailed though, like more of a portrait, etc.
Basically turning non human characters into humanoids. I was thinking about offering commissions for the ingame currency (can't be transferred into real money) for people who might be interested in this kind of artwork. This piece is of one of my personal characters.
Thank you for getting back to me!
ShadowWings-Forever Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Still curious about this :)
Lovespoon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Professional Writer
I like your work, but I think you should research what good stock photos are selling for these days.
Just google want "free stock photos" and stock companies that give free stock and where you have to purchase stock license will come up.

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