More Free Stock Photography

14 04 2008

Please be sure to read the terms of use – this can be found in the sidebar on the right under “Info”.

The lakes edge.

The Forest Turtle

Duck on frosty boardwalk.

3D-rendered image, not a photograph

Large Bulldog Clips

That’s it for today. If you have a need for something in particular, please feel free to send me a request, via the comments function.

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A Change in the Wind

13 04 2008

For the last little while I’ve been offering a few free images at flickr, but now I’m going to make these available through my wordpress blog. Stay tuned for some free stock photos – images you can use in your blogs, articles and art projects.

Images posted from this date (Sunday April 13, 2008 ) on will be listed as free. Images posted prior to this date are NOT free.

Images posted here for free use are NOT to be considered orphaned works under any circumstances, regardless of any passing of the draft bill in the USA.

FAQ

Q: Are they really free to use?

A: Yes, you may use these images freely in your blogs, magazine articles, educational or business presentations, school projects, websites, personal greeting cards, business cards, and in art projects.

Q: Why are they free?

A: For a couple of reasons – giving away free things is an accepted practice to advertise your work, and many bloggers and new start-up business have no budget for graphics. Free images can help everyone if they are used correctly. Secondly, every photographer has images that just don’t meet the size and/or quality requirements for selling – not if you want to keep your reputation for producing good work. Images I sell are a better quality at their largest sizes than those offered for free. Most of the time, free images are used on the web in blogs and articles, where smaller sizes of good quality images are all that is required.

Q: Are there any restrictions for the use of the pictures?

A: What you may not do is:

(a) redistribute these images on any other website (if your friends want to use them, simply direct them to this blog so they can select their own image);

(b) you may not claim these images as your own (all images ©J. Gracey Stinson);

(c) you may not sell these images on an “as is” basis. You may use them in art projects or compilations (deritives) that you intend to sell but the image used may not be considered the main element of the finished work. The work must substantially change the free image. Simply adding text to the image does not qualify, nor does adding a photoshop filter.

Q: What is required if I choose to use one of your free images?

A: Nothing much – you may not change the copyright information or IPTC data. If there is a place to do so and it will not impact on your final image, a link back to this blog or my website (Photography of Grace) would be appreciated. If placing a credit or link has a detrimental affect to your finished work, a small note in the information or description of the image would be fine. If a credit or link simply is not possible, just contact me and let me know. That’s all the requirements for photo use.

Q: What if I want to use one of these images as a business logo or website template for sale?

A: This would be considered a commercial use, and the images may be used if they fall under the requirements in (c) above. If they do not and you still wish to use them please contact me for commercial licensing, or visit one of my sales galleries to purchase licensed images.

If you are making a template for your own website, it does fall under section (c) above, if you run a website template business and want to use it as a salable template without making major changes to the image, it does not fall under (c).

Now that the legal stuff is out of the way, below are the first few available for free download. To download the largest offered size of the image, please click on the image shown below.