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La Esmeralda
Artist | Professional | Photography
I am a model from the north of Germany and usually post my own artworks at my main profile la-esmeralda.
I created this account because so many people asked me if they could edit my photos and I want to give you something to work with. So I hope you will find some photos here that you can use for your artworks! They are free for personal work, I sell them for everything else (more info below). Have fun editing my photos and if you have any questions please send an e-mail to:
I am not online here very often so I always forget to come here to check my messages. Sorry!


Feel free to use what you find at La-Esmeralda-Stock but please make sure to read and agree with these rules BEFORE you use my photos.

1. Where can you use my photos for free? You are allowed to use my stock photos for manipulations or as references for other works (for example paintings or dolls) and you can also use them for youtube tutorials. You can also use them as your character photo for Role Playing Games. All in all, you can use them for every personal work that you like, as long as it goes with the rest of my rules.
But do not post my unretouched photos anywhere and don't give them away in free downloads! (Except for before/after pics of course) Facebook is full of my stock photos wihout any credits and I do not like that.
No matter where you post your artwork - please post your work on dA as well so I can save it in my favourites :)

2. Credit me! Link back to the deviation you use - no matter if you upload it on deviantart or your personal homepage or anywhere else. I always want to see the link to this stock account. If you are on facebook you are welcome to link back to my profile (La Esmeralda) but make sure to add this link as well. Why? I get tons of mails on facebook of people who ask if I would allow them to edit the finished works they see on facebook or I get links to manipulations they made with my non-stock photos. If they knew about the stock account this would change. Thank you!

3. Personal work, free projects: You don't need to ask for permission if you want to use my photos for your personal works but you always have to write a comment under the photo you use or send a note with a link to your deviation. Even if you submit it outside dA!
I offer stocks for free so you could at least tell me what you do with my stuff ;)

4. Don't use my stock photos to create new stock or claim my photos as your own! This includes tubes.

5. Prints: You may submit prints on dA or redbubble etc - as long as you credit me. You are not allowed to sell my photos to other companies so they can sell prints.

6. Respect: Don’t rip off my head / arms / legs! I think it is disrespectful to put your head instead of mine and also I don't like it to look like I had an accident. Also, don't put my photos in a sexual content! Amputating my left arm but adding naked breast instead, for example, kind of makes me angry.

7. Commercial use? Publications? Book covers? E-Books?
Please send an e-mail for the details and my rates to and don’t forget that, even if you publish a book or whatever, I want to be credited. Please understand that, if you want to sell your works for bookcovers or CD-Artworks or whatever, I want to be paid as I have put a lot of work and money into these photos. I don't want tons of money but it should be fair, don't you think? My rates start from 50€ and depend on the details of your publication. Also, I would be happy to get a copy of the book / CD / magazine / flyer etc, if possible.
Of course it makes sense to ask me BEFORE you publish your book etc.
We should sign a contract so that everything is fine :)

8. I might post your work! I work as a model and I upload my photos to different sites like la-esmeralda, facebook, instagram, modelmayhem etc... If you used my photos and I like them it might happen that I download them to upload them to my portfolio, usually on facebook and sometimes also on instagram/ twitter / tumblr. Of course I will give credits to your gallery but I won't ask for permission since I think it is just fair to post stuff with my face on it ;)
Also, I like to print them for myself from time to time so it would be nice to get a high resolution of this image if I ask for it - I don't like to pay for prints of me ;) Of course I don't sell them or anything. I just have a little photo album where I put the printed photos in :)

9. Free E-Books, Bandcamp and other free downloads You are NOT allowed to use my photos for publications with free downloads. I am happy to sell you my photos for that, but don't give them away for free.

Imagine I walk in a store and find something with my face on it that I did not expect because you didn't tell me before. Of course it is nice to see myself being published but don't forget to check out rule number 7 before you publish anything.
If you ever forget to ask me before you publish something be prepared to get a letter from my lawyer ;)

Thank you! :heart:

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If you like my stock photos, want to use them and, most important, it you want me to shoot more, please donate some points! I would really appreciate it :) :heart:

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2017 Calendar by La-Esmeralda-Stock

:bulletred: Get it here: :bulletred:

I finished my new 2017 calendar and am so excited to show you all the images! Half of them are some of your favourites from the last year, the other half are brand new and shot especially for this project! Like in the title pic on the left I made lots of costumes for these photo shoots and so hope you like the mix of fantasy, gothic, burlesque and beauty shots!
Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who helped me to create these photos and of course to everyone who supports me and my work! As a thank you I will give you an extra A4 print on top with every calendar until september 15th :heart:

:bulletred: Get it here: :bulletred:


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1chick1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wabi-sabi by 1chick1  used your stock here
La-Esmeralda-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Professional Photographer
Hm do you maybe mean esmeralda stock, not la-esmeralda stock? :)
KAW-7391 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
BannerGraphics Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Hug Love 
BannerGraphics Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, and you have amazing pics!!
EnchantedWhispersArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Fairy Of The Night by EnchantedWhispersArt thank you!
DavienOrion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for use of stock. Used here.
Goddess Hestia by DavienOrion
FoxyM8 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for stock  Lady Winter by FoxyM8
BadAssSpartaSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017   Writer
Thank you for the support and faves!
B144   :happy:  Thank you by hase-illustrationGlitter-emote ~ glitter balloon ~ 
Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Thank you for the :+fav:s
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