What is Stock Photography?
"Stock Photography" is a photo library where
images are stored and can be borrowed for a licensing fee. Images
are not sold outright, however they can be licensed for a variety
of uses. These uses might include advertising, editorial, brochures,
calendars, posters, web sites, magazines, tv, etc. Stock photography
saves time over assignment photography because it is available immediately,
is cost effective, and is risk free to the buyer.
At this time, I license 'Rights Protected' or 'Rights Managed,' NOT royalty-free images. There are no flat fees. Fees depend on usage, and the usage must be clearly defined. Rights to use each image are 'managed' on a continuing basis.
The smaller the scope of the project, the smaller the fee. Prices are based on verifiable information that you provide. This information would include the size of the image within a project, placement of the image (inside or cover), geographic distribution, circulation of publication, length of time the image will be displayed, and the rights you want to purchase. For example, for web or another electronic medium, would your usage be personal, editorial or commercial? Would the image be on a primary or secondary page? What would the size of your image be (1/4 or 1/2 screen, full screen, background)? How long will you use it (6 months, one or two years)? I do give discounts for multiple images and multiple uses.
1. I do not license images for free,
with the possible exception of usage for educational purposes (see
4. The images found on this site are available free to designers or ad agencies for comp and layout purposes "only".
If you have any other questions,
please contact me directly.