If you create, use, or distribute any creative works like images in your work or private life you probably are aware of copyrights. The creator always holds the copyrights to their images, but they can also give others the rights to use them. And if you are using someone else's images you need to know the image usage rights.One simple and affordable way to acquire rights to use an image is to use stock photos. Stock agencies like Dreamstime give usage rights with different licenses for different... continue reading
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When speaking of domains like beauty or food, one of the most important marketing tools is the visual itself. A strong message, coupled with a good visual, has a more meaningful effect and the campaign stands more chances of being successful. This is the main reason we opted for a stock agency, as it allows us to have a constant source of relevant, high quality photos. We use social media, on and off site graphic visuals, email marketing, blog articles, prints - leaflets and flyers - as part of our... continue reading
Microsoft has provided Bing Images as a way to search for images across the Internet by using keywords or other images in a convenient and easy to use format. It is even linked into popular Microsoft tools like Office and Edge. But does that mean that images returned in Bing Images searches are freely available for you to use as you wish?The answer is – I wouldn’t bet on it. Bing Images searches for images from across endless sources available online. And while they are careful to not intentionally... continue reading
So I was at home in Memphis, Tennessee sitting in a waiting room for an appointment, getting bored I decided to pick up a magazine to kill some time.Thumbing through the pages of "Memphis Magazine", I came across an image that looked oddly familiar, low and behold turned the page sideways and it read photo credit dreamstime/clewisleake!!. The weirdest part of this story is that I have read tons of blogs on Dreamstime on how to find out how contributor sold images are being used and just to... continue reading
Have you ever wondered who actually buys your photos and what they are used for? I have. I occasionally google my own name to see if I can track down any usage of my photos, just for fun.Recently I discovered that one of my photos from beautiful Petra in Jordan was used as a cover photo for the UNWTO (United Nations Tourist Organization) 2014 annual report.This is the photo: And here you can see the report where it was featured at the front page: http://www2.unwto.org/annualreport2014... continue reading
I am new to stock photography and have not yet made much use of photos of people. Usually my “models” are young family members and I have not yet come to terms with the fact that there is no real control over how the photos are used. I think that the only time I really have a say is when I decide whether to post an image or not. For this reason I have been a bit reluctant to approach the parents or young adults for model releases, as I can’t reassure them about the usage.This weekend there... continue reading
One of my files here was downloaded few days ago. I did a search for it cause I just wanted to see where my files end up, and I found it on Czech stock photography website. So they bought my file, I got 35 cents for it and now they are getting money from it? I think they should have bought rights for that, right?Thanks for your thoughts people! Good luck to everyone with their stock! continue reading
I've always been curious (and maybe a little apprehensive) about where and how the photographs I've submitted to Dreamstime are being used-- and now with reverse image search functionality in Google (Google reverse image search) (and built into Chrome browser , as described here), I've been merrily finding out!Most of them make sense, as in the case of a toad photo I took at the local aquarium.I suppose I wonder why they didn`t just take their OWN photograph at their own aquarium. I`d like... continue reading
I'd been warned, but I didn't pay attention.Or, rather, I paid attention, but ignored the advice.Here's what I'd been told: Never buy the extra-small size picture.Always go for extra-large.But although I was new to the cover-design end of writing, I figured I knew best and bought the smallest (eg cheapest) images for my first book cover.Big mistake.Here's the dilemma: you can easily make a large picture smaller, but you can't make a small picture larger without sacrificing the quality... continue reading
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