Announcing the deviantART Stock Collection

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 2, 2011, 3:37 PM
A handful of deviantART staff members have spent hours upon hours sorting through various options on an approach to formalizing a stock offering on deviantART.  As we’ve said before, our aim is to keep the current deviantART stock community intact (as we support and encourage the current exchanges of stock), but to also expand and offer a more formal stock environment on the site.
         
After much consideration, we’ve decided to launch something called the deviantART Stock Collection as a pilot program.  It will test the attractiveness of a deviantART branded stock collection and will, we hope, set a qualitative benchmark for a future, much larger effort.
         
A small team of professional photo editors, on behalf of deviantART, has agreed to put together a carefully selected collection of images that represent the broad variety and excellence of photographs in our community.   They will be contacting deviants directly about becoming part of this pilot program.
         
We expect to produce a collection of 10,000 images, from as many as 3,000 to 4,000 deviants, that will initially be licensed worldwide through Fotolia and its affiliates.  Fotolia will market the collection as a special grouping within its existing offering.
         
If you hear from our professional editors, please give strong consideration to participating in this great experiment.
         
Meanwhile, we will continue to post more free images here at #Stock Project and keep an eye out for the next amazing contest!

Visit the dA Stock Project w/ Fotolia