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LuDa-Stock Rules and FAQ

:new: COMMERCIAL USAGE: We're currently getting many requests concerning commercial usage of our artworks, for example for commissions or prints. Thank you for being so honest and asking for permission to use our stuff. Many people got an individual permission to use our stock for commercial artwork and were asked to donate a few points to our stock account in return. This worked out so well! We decided to open our stock for limited commercial usage now, you don't need to ask us via private message but we ask you to donate a small percentage of what you earned with artwork made from our stock - new rules see below.

So, if you plan to use our stock for commercial artworks: Feel free to use. Credit us in the comments/below the picture and please point out that you've paid for the commercial usage (e.g. Stock Used: [link] by LuDa-Stock, permission for commercial license through point donation). Donate a few points for our stock account (there's an option to donate points on our profile page).

IMPORTANT: We still don't want our stock to be reposted anywhere! Do not repost our photos on stock webpages se it for professional "wallpaper" or "poster" sale pages!

Our terms of use are:


Free for uncommercial use as references and photomanips, free for print sales inside of dA, free for SIM games outside of dA. Photo must be edited somehow! Don't repost the original picture anywhere and claim it as your photo! Credit us! 
You may use our work for artwork that respects our rules and does not violate law or harm the personal rights of anyone who might be depicted on the stock photos. You must follow the rules of DA concerning unacceptable content help.deviantart.com/60/

That means in detail:

Give proper credit:  
Please credit us - directly on your finished artwork or below in the description (e.g.: Stock Photo by: www.LuDa-Stock.deviantart.com)! Videos: place our name on the pictures or in the credits. This is a must! Never use our pictures without giving credit, otherwise it's a copyright infringement!
Inside of dA, it's fine if you credit us in the artist's comments. Elsewhere you should credit us directly on the picture or nearby.

Free Usage:  
:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: Private / uncommercial Artistic use  Our stock pictures are free to use for personal artworks of any kind (prints, manipulations or drawings of our pictures. You're allowed to show your art to the world (on deviantart, twitter, facebook, own website...).
Why no commercial usage? We spent a lot of time (and money! Professional photo equipment is expensive!) to make our stock photos. We paid entrance fees to equine shows to make the pictures. We spent hours of editing. We do this mainly to support young artists to improve their skills. Sharing is caring. Share your artworks as well to help others. So please do not make profit out of our work!

Restricted Commercial use:
Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Traditional art (original piece sale): Stock is free to use (that's absolutely fine because you've spent hours of work to create your artwork. Even when you closely referenced our photos, you still have created your own, new artwork)!
:new:Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Traditional art prints (5+ copies): Please donate some points to our stock account after commission is successfully sold (deviantArt prints are free)!
:new:Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green  Digital painting (single commission)  Please donate some points to our stock account after commission is successfully sold (deviantArt prints are free)!
:new:Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow  Multiplied digital painting (e.g. prints), photomanip commissions Please donate some points to our stock account for each sold artwork made with our stock. For massive duplicates planned (>100), please contact us first (deviantArt prints are free with a big amount of artistic modification - replacing background, adjusting contrast/colors or replacing mane/tail IS NOT enough!)
:new:  How many points should I donate? It's up to you, depending on how much you earn from your sales and how much the stock picture influenced the artwork (for example: when you're using a horse photo for an exact 1:1 digital painting from it, then our stock picture influenced your artwork a lot. When you sell it for 2000 points, you could donate 100 points, that's 5%. When you're using a picture of a flower for decoration on a huge photomanipulation piece, then our stock photo is just a small puzzle piece in an artwork, when you sell it for 500 points, you could donate 5 points, that's 1%)
Bullet; Red Bullet; Red Bullet; Red  Use of the unedited Photo You are not allowed to use our stock in printed journals/magazines without our permission (-> if you're interested, please contact us), you are not allowed to use or offer our stock photos for money on any other stock providing website!

SIM Games (as howrse, Horse Eden Eventing): 
:bulletgreen: You are allowed to use our pictures for your own profile page as long you give credit to us. :bulletgreen: You are allowed to make Layouts and Profile Pictures with our pictures. :bulletgreen: You are allowed to use our stock to make horse designs like the 'Black Pearl', to earn SIM game money from them. :bulletgreen: You are allowed to make profile layouts for other SIM Gamers, as long they pay you with SIM game money. :bulletgreen: You are allowed to repost our unedited photos on your sim game profiles as long you give credit ON THE PHOTO (www.luda-stock.deviantart.com):bulletred: You are not allowed to make Layouts, Black Pearl Designs and so on for REAL money!:bulletred:

Illustration for blog entries, journals, articles There were many cases in the past where people wrote articles/blog entries about equine subjects and used our photos to illustrate the topics. We are mainly a stock provider for artists so we provide our photos for artistic purposes. We do not want you to repost the original photos anywhere!
Since there are so many requests, we decided to allow the usage of our photos in some special cases. Note us if you want to use our photos we will decide from case to case. In any case, you will have to give credit to us!
When you see a Lu-Da-photo in a blog article without any credit, this is pretty sure unauthorized. Please note us so we can contact the blog owner.

Any questions? If you're still uncertain if your way of using our art is okay, feel free to comment here or write a note :-)

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:IMPORTANT: Special Rules of usage concerning human stock (any photographs showing humans). :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

I. Please be respectful towards the people shown on the pictures. Do not use our human stock in a defamatory way (e.g. pornograhic, extremely violent or erotic artworks) when the person itself is recognizable. 

II. Do NOT under any circumstances repost the original human stock photos anywhere, do not link to them as the base for a discussion about their look, hairstyle, riding style or anything else concerning their privacy or personal rights . We provide riding pictures showing disharmonious situations. They are not there to blame the riders, they are there for artists to use as references in case they need to draw such a scene.The pictures may NOT be representive for the whole riding unit - they are just the most interesting snapshots for drawing and anatomy practice (by the way, we have "ugly" snapshots of almost any international rider, even from those who are known for their gentle riding style. Being captured in a bad phase can happen to every rider!). 


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:iconkdaigler:
kdaigler Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
Can we use your stock for manipulations that will be used on Ponybox, or do we need to buy your stock first in order to use it for manipulations? Thank you Kristan
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SilverStar317 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used for a layout:

i.imgur.com/xpEcuv4.jpg

Thanks!!
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SofiesDrawings Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oka so I have read some of the comments and I saw that you allow YHH or though I just want to make sure that you allow it. If that makes sense. Like I have done a few YHH both digitally and traditionally.
Examples: Digital - Sketch: fav.me/d9qrjid, Finished piece: fav.me/d9rv4qb. Traditional - Sketch: fav.me/d9pmcd0, Finished piece: fav.me/d9pwa85
You can also see the prices and such. Would this be allowed?
Btw as you might can see I haven't really used refferences for these but they are just examples :)
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pstretton Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Hi, I'd like to use this image to go along with an article on Rollkur for a website - is this ok as long as I credit you for it?  Thanks!
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Please show me wich one you are talking about
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ooBLACKNIGHTINGALEoo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Super!!!:D
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tarried-sea Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the update on your commercial usage! I have quite a few of your photos saved on my computer, if I get around to using them for sellable art I'll be sure to donate some points your way. ;) Thanks again for providing such beautiful stock! The gray mare photos you posted recently are GORGEOUS :heart:
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world-of-zekira Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
If (....when?) I ever actually *sell* any of my World of Zekira RPG products that has ANY of your gorgeous stock in it, I will certainly dump some moneys to you :) I don't expect that to happen any time soon but there are so many great stock providers that have contributed to the manips and linearts that I've put into the project, and yes I've kept track. :)

You keep taking gorgeous pictures, we'll keep using them and donating!
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Sahasa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
As a traditional artist; thank you for providing amazing reference material! It is much appreciated.
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:iconnikkayla:
Nikkayla Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think my heart just exploded with this information on commercial images; thank you so so so much! I will be sure to be donating points when I use your stock for commissions because it is super awesome and this is such a lovely gesture so thank so very much!

:D Tis super excite! Thank you!
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Kosmos52 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Zählen Wattpad Covers auch zu den Layouts? :) oder darf ich Bilder für Wattpadcover benutzen? Natürlich würde ich auch drauf schreiben, dass das Bild von euch ist ;)
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Werner-Park-EC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Hey there! 
I'm helping a friend make an advertisment to sell her HARPG horse and I'd like to use a digital drawing that I referenced from your stock images in the advertisement, would that be okay?
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:iconbendyandbroken:
bendyandbroken Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for having such detailed stock rules! :)
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:iconhotrodsimpulse:
HotrodsImpulse Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your stock! I will give proper credit when its done and link back to the art piece off of da. <3
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llaurentsmith Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great images and excellent FAQs. My daughter is just starting PS CC2015 and loves your horses :-) I'll credit if I post her final work somewhere as well as here to make sure I've done it all right. Many thanks!
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:iconkiayrue:
Kiayrue Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich bin mir etwas unsicher, deshalb frage ich sicherheitshalber einfach nach: Ist es erlaubt, die Bilder auf einem "virtuellem Reiterhof" zu nutzen? Ich würde deine Bilder nämlich gerne auf einem Gestüt im Spiel On The Bit verwenden, da es sich jedoch von Howrse etc. ziemlich unterscheidet, bin ich hier etwas unsicher.
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NeptuneDivinity Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Would tracing for payment for harpg activities be okay?It wouldn't be for real currency, simply a picture in payment for a breeding slot. (I figured that I should ask because, well, better safe than sorry :) (Smile) )
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LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
When it's more artistic impact than just tracing the lines (e.g. Coloring, shading oder partly changing the pose, then it's all fine.
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NeptuneDivinity Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay! :) (Smile) (and thank you for replying so quickly!)
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:iconflutties:
Flutties Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use your stock photos of horses and make them a little bit bloody or can I use them like zombie horses ? :)
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Kaymurr87 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
so we are allowed to use your stock photos on HEE? and not edit them?

Example: lh3.googleusercontent.com/EES0…

please let me know asap
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ssomme Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I absolutely LOVE your stock photos! However, I have a small question. I know it said no commercial use, but what if I used them as references for 10:points: chibi linearts that people request? You have such desirable poses, I just had to ask!
kryptooxx Lineart Comish 3 by FoxtailRidgeStables Teal3456 Lineart Comish 1 by FoxtailRidgeStables
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Scout2001 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Hello, I used some of your photographs for still life study I posted on my blog.  Tell me if credits are not okay. Thank you very much to share them, it's really helpful because there are no horses around me La la la la 
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LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
whoa your studies are amazing! Feel free to use our stock whenever you want. this is exactly the use we had in mind when we started the project.
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AkaneChoryu Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are your horse here drawings, digital commissions, pictures as event prizes or competition entries for HARPG allowed, as long as the photos aren't traced?
And would you allow your photos to be used as drawing references for horses on the horse sim game meinpferdchen.de - and if they were sold for the ingame currency - as long as they are not traced and the link to your dA-Account is on the pictures? Additionally could also upload a copy on dA.
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LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, that's all allowed and even tracing is okay for us (although we like the hand-drawn pics more).
ingame-currencies are always okay for us. Digital drawing commissions, too, as long there aren't multiple copies of the same work sold
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AkaneChoryu Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright. Thank you :)
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ForgottenAmnesty Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
There is a difference put on reference vs tracing the photo, right?
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GreenOakStables Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi there, thanks for providing such great stock! =D
I'm just wondering about how you think about YHH (Your Horse Here)? i.e, you draw a lineart and then have people pay you :points: to shade and color it like 'their' horses? (I'm not talking about tracing the stock, I mean using the stock as a reference for the pose of the horse)I dont usally sell YHH or commisons for high amounts of :points:. The highets amount I've sold for is 100. Would that be okay use of the stock?
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
do you have some examples?
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GreenOakStables Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist
I didnt find any really good examples but I found this one, it is a little older but I think it still show what I mean; Art: greenoakstables.deviantart.com… Stock: upandy.deviantart.com/art/Gall… (However, I give more detailed credits nowdays i.e both link to photo and stock provider)
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GreenOakStables Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist
As for YHH I've only made one; greenoakstables.deviantart.com… were the reef was my own picture. However let me search my gallery and see if I have a picture similar to the way I'm thinking of doing the YHH.
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Things like this are absolutely fine, feel free to use.
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GreenOakStables Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Okey, thanks! =D
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Neezineri Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YHH OPEN by Neezineri-stables
Is this okay? The outcome will be more personal and I'll add more off my own realistic style in there. Just wanted to try something out and kinda need the points for the moment ^^'
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:iconneezineri:
Neezineri Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If no I'll take it down and instead use it on one of our own horses
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:iconbopsie:
bopsie Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use lines that I make from your stock for DA points? (Adoptables/Your horse here/ ect?) I will credit of course
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Depends in how much artistic input is here.
Simple traced lines -> we don't think this is "art" because everyone could do this him/herself, we don't want anyone to make money with our photos and only so few own effort.
Lines with partly changed poses or redesigned manes/tails: that's fine because the artist created something new.
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:iconbopsie:
bopsie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The mane is changed, and it's sorta stylized
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
then it's fine. If you have doubts, show us your lines before making them available for points.
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:iconbopsie:
bopsie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are the lines sta.sh/024hshwbeehx
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Sateenkaari-Ranch Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eine Frage: Darf ich die WIPs von traditionell gemalten Bildern für welche ich eure Bilder als Referenz genommen habe auf Instagram posten? Ich würde eure Seite in die Beschreibung schreiben.
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Klar
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:iconashleighstone:
AshleighStone Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So using a photo for a giveaway advertisement on Howrse would be okay, correct?
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes
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:iconjfisherphotography:
jfisherphotography Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi,

Would it be okay if I used some of your photos for a fake stable site for a SIM? :)  I was hoping to use one for a header graphic and some others for horse profile pages!  I understand we can't post the original photo, so would it be okay if the horse/rider are cropped and it had a title on it?

Thanks!
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:iconluda-stock:
LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes thats fine :D
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:iconjfisherphotography:
jfisherphotography Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome thanks! :D
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
hy there what about prints on other pages like redbubble etc 
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LuDa-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Depends on what you are planning to do. 
Traditional Art Reprints are always fine for us.
Photomanip/Digital Art Prints - we decide from case to case.
Please note us with some examples of your works for us to see what you are planning to do
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