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Welcome to LR!

We only accept stock!

The only group on deviantART collecting all-natural landscape stock, references, tutorials and brushes to help you create the perfect background for your artwork!



Please Take Note

:bulletpurple: We ONLY accept images that can be used for stock and/or artistic reference. We DO NOT accept photography that CANNOT be utilized by other artists.
:bulletpurple: If you decide to utilize anything found in our gallery, you MUST follow any/all rules specified by the owner of that resource. When in doubt, ASK the OP before using any of their resources.
:bulletpurple: Our aim here at LR is quality; not quantity or popularity. Please keep this in mind when you're considering submitting work to our gallery.
:bulletpurple: Aside from stock (which is primarily used for manipulations), we also accept pieces that are allowed to be used for "artistic reference".



We will not Accept:

:bulletred: Anything that cannot be used as stock and/or for artistic reference
:bulletred: Stock, brushes, and/or tutorials that do not feature landscapes
:bulletred: Most images that do not have any or enough of a foreground to place a subject
:bulletred: Any stock that is made with a computer program or something similar that is not photography, including most premades
:bulletred: Blurry, grainy, or overall poor stock
:bulletred: Stock that the Poster does not own (like a picture they saved from the internet and uploaded)
:bulletred: Stock that contains man-made structures (aside from the occasional fence or tiny building in the distance) OR people themselves
:bulletred: "Finished" pieces or works of art
:bulletred: Images with a resolution less-than 1000x1000 pixels.
:bulletred: :new: Images that are not in the Resources and Stock Images Gallery (the proper category for stock) OR Images in other categories that do not state clearly in the description that they are stock images.



Deviant Roles

:bulletred: Non-members :bulletred:
-- Can view the gallery and favorites.
:bulletorange: Members :bulletorange:
-- Can view the gallery and favorites and submit pieces to the gallery folders that will later be approved/denied by a moderator.
:bulletyellow: Contributors :bulletorange:
-- Can view the gallery and favorites and submit pieces to the gallery folders that will later be approved/denied by a moderator. If you have 10 or more pieces included in our gallery, you can send the group a note and ask for an invite to be upgraded to the status of a "Contributor".
:bulletgreen: Co-Founders :bulletgreen:
-- Actively searches and adds appropriate stock to the gallery folders, along with responding to comments and approving/denying member submissions. If you would like to be a Co-Founder, please send the group (or myself) a note explaining why you'd like to be a co-founder, and how often you think you can moderate.
:bulletblue: Founder :bulletblue:
-- I'm the boss of everypony when it comes to this group! :giggle:



Enjoy your look around, and if you have any questions/comments/suggestions, please don't hesitate to note them to the group!

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The only group on deviantART collecting all-natural landscape stock, references, tutorials and brushes to help you create the perfect background for your artwork!

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Founded 10 Years ago
Nov 11, 2011

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441 Members
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Dear LR Members and Submitters,

It has been our policy in the past to inform submitters as to why each and every particular image was declined, but due to the sheer number of clearly inappropriate submissions per day this is no longer a feasible course of action for our staff.

We will no longer be commenting on every declined image with the reason why that submission was declined or list what rule(s) it is in violation of.

If the submission is in obvious violation of our clearly-stated rules, for example, if it contains a man-made structure like a house blatantly in the foreground, it will be declined without comment from this moment on. If the reason is more of a gray-area, like a quality issue, we will go ahead and still list the reason for the decline.

If your submission is declined without comment and you can't figure out as to why on your own, you are welcome to leave a comment below the thumbnail of your declined submission (where we have always commented and stated a reason in the past). Please note, we will not answer "why was my submission declined" comments anywhere but in this particular area and will promptly delete them if posted anywhere else.

We are also implementing a new rule as of this time:
:new: :bulletred: We will no longer ask the submitter "Is this stock?" regarding submissions that are not in the Resources and Stock Images Gallery OR Images in other categories that do not state clearly that they are stock images somewhere in the description.

If the image is not in the proper category for stock (which is the Resources and Stock Images Gallery) and does not clearly state that it is stock somewhere, it will be henceforth declined without comment. Not only do we have "we only accept stock" in big bold letters at the top of the group homepage and mentioned in several other places, but our tagline itself ("We ONLY accept stock! Thanks!") which EVERYONE sees when they click on our icon to submit an image also says it. If you can't take the time to read the five words in our tagline directly beneath our avatar, then we will no longer give you any of our time.

More than half of submissions to this group are declined for the sole reason that they are not stock images.
If this kind of inexcusable ignorance (and frank disrespect of the moderators and their time) continues at this level, we will have no choice but to start banning certain people from submitting images, or not allow submissions at all.
There is NO EXCUSE for anyone to submit anything but stock to this gallery.


I sincerely dislike being mean and stern, but it has gotten to that point. I apologize to those of you that do follow the rules regarding your submissions. You select few people keep us sane and make the headache of administration worth it. :highfive:

Thank You for Your Time,
The LR Staff

PS We are still looking for admins to help approve/deny incoming messages. Drop us a note if you're interested, though after reading what I just wrote above, I highly doubt anyone will be. ;P
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:iconhristivels:
HristiVels Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2020
Hi~ May i ask a question? What this group is about?
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:iconderiterhasad:
Deriterhasad Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
A great group that can be an inspiration for many artists :)
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:iconupdownstock:
updownstock Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
I have a group for only food stocks:

foodstocks.deviantart.com

:D (Big Grin) Free to join, drinks is also allowed
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:iconhermitcrabstock:
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Is this group still working (no submission accepted since 2015)?
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:iconmammanophotography:
MammanoPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Thanks for adding me, Great group!
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:iconhermitcrabstock:
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
My group :iconlegitimate-stock: give me too much work for a good management of the other groups I belong to, so I decided to leave your group. I hope you wouldn't worry about my decision: I keep the contact, of course, with the affiliation if you accept it. :hug:
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:iconcriminalspirit:
CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My apologies for adding something to the wrong folder, it was totally unintentional and I just clicked to quickly. ^^;
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:iconcrazy-sparkles:
Crazy-Sparkles Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Np. It was declined for the miscategorization, but you can resubmit whenever you feel like it. :D Glad to see someone new remembering and submitting to this place! :w00t:
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:iconlorenzarts:
lorenzArts Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me :blackrose:
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:iconfairling-stock:
fairling-stock Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you very much for add my work in your group. ^^
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