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Journal Entry: Sun Jun 26, 2011, 8:31 PM
last updated: april 23, 2015

My imagery is free of charge (meaning that you do not have to pay to download my high-res photos, and also meaning that you do not have to pay licensing fees depending how my imagery is being used or how it is altered). My idea of providing stock photography was to share my adventure of the world around me AND to offer it for struggling artists to use in their artwork. So my photos are aimed toward digital artists for the most part and not toward companies and corporations, because these rules and free downloads do not cover the commercial usage of big projects and advertisements; but it can be worked with if I am contacted and apply a stock website type of license to my photos that require a fee for the exclusive usage.  


BASIC GUIDELINES

  • • By downloading my imagery to any computer or device it does not mean you own the images, 
  • and it does not give you permission to redistribute or re-upload my photo files.
  • • Do not upload my imagery on other stock websites 'as is' or manipulated in any way.
  • • Do not upload my imagery on wallpaper websites 'as is' or slightly altered.
  • • And then of course do not download my imagery with the intention of claiming them as your own.

Usage

  • There's lots of stuff that I do allow, but I am kind of narrowing it down in the hopes that my imagery and work can be more respected. Please message me or contact me here (for faster response) if you have a question that these rules or usages do not answer. :)
           Common Usages:
  • • Photoshop Action previews
  • preview your photo effects using my imagery
  • Photomanipulations
  • blend multiple photos together; or use a background for a photo of a client 
  • • Photo edit practice
  • edit the colors and tones of my imagery for practice, however, this does not mean upload it to get credit for taking the photo or using it as an advantage to gain exposure and popularity, considering it's not entirely about the colors people are mesmerized about, it's also the photo itself. Please upload them ONLY on deviantart IN the photomanipulation category, and give me credit for the actual photograph. I do regular photography & not just stock photography, so I'd really not like my photography being edited to be passed off as someone else's 

  • • Paintings / Drawings
  • use my imagery as references for matte paintings, oil/canvas paintings, and drawing/sketching references

  • • Illustration for poem, story, or article
  • can be used to illustrate a story or something along those lines. Please provide credit 
  • • Wallpapers 
  • allowed in some ways. Do not make wallpapers out of my imagery with edited colors and tones or textures added. Please be creative and manipulate it or do something that does not resemble the actual shot itself 
  •  CD / Book Covers
  • you may use my manipulated artwork as book/cd covers. More on this under 'commercial usage'

  • • Tutorials
  • you may use my photos in tutorials regarding the making of your artwork. There's a little more mentioned at the end of the page.


Commercial Usage


This is aimed mostly toward digital artists who find my images to use in their photo-manipulated artworks, where my images are mixed with multiple images so that it does not resemble the original shot, or if it includes a 3D design with some creative typography, that's fine too.

In third-party situations, (where somebody finds my personal stock photos with underlying intentions of providing that one image to someone else), I should be contacted by the group or individual that needs the image, especially if it's only going to be altered slightly, or not enough to make it completely different than the original; or if it's to remain as the original shot itself. And this does not mean that a fee will apply. I just don't want my personal stock photography to be seen as a way of making basic edits with the intention of selling it to a band or author to use. Make it creative or let me, the photographer, be contacted by the one who wishes to use my image on its own, with or without any basic alternations or adjustments.


Credit

I would appreciate credit, however, I understand that there are situations where you honestly cannot credit at all. But if it can be done, do it!

  • Basic Credit (deviantArt, flickr, etc.) -  please credit night-fate-stock whether or not the images are available.

  • Instagram - Simply credit @juliamstarr

  • Facebook - Like my art page and tag your artwork that uses my stock.

  • Twitter @juliamstarr


Premades

I do not allow premades with my images. I prefer my imagery to be used from scratch and not manipulated into backgrounds that will be distributed under another set of guidelines or rules. 

Prints

You may print and sell your manipulated artwork that uses my stock. But I do not allow prints if you are allowing people to buy my photo 'as is' or altered with textures/colors while it still looks very close to the original shot. Manipulated with other images is fine, whether it's digital, drawn, or painted.

Tutorials

You may use my stock images in a tutorial in blog format, pdf format, video format, etc., but please do not upload or redistribute the original stock file(s). I prefer my photos being downloaded directly from my site, even if you need to contact me so that I can upload the individual file and provide you the exclusive link. I am also available to grant you permission if the tutorial is exclusive where files must be included. But please let me know! :)

The way that You treat my imagery determines what I upload, what I take down, or how the rules change. 


Let's be awesome and creative about everybody's imagery and respect that it's available for you to create your artwork.



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:iconhowrseisawesome:
HowrseIsAwesome Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So... can I make a little manip and put a horse in there? Credits to you will be written ON the picture.
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep!
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:iconhowrseisawesome:
HowrseIsAwesome Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay thank you!
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:icononeoftheclan:
oneoftheclan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
yesterday by oneoftheclan
used here thanks great stock
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:iconethericdezigns:
EthericDezigns Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:iconnight-fate-stock: I love your stock, and I appreciate your generous guidelines so much. I am thankful for you and your work! :nod:
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconethericdezigns:
EthericDezigns Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :-)
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:iconthe-miragedtheory:
The-Miragedtheory Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the lovely desert picture, I used it for this right here: clickie!
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work!
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:iconthe-miragedtheory:
The-Miragedtheory Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!  Thank you for your stock as well, as always!!
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:iconbenralexander:
benralexander Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thanks for the picture of the desert. I liked it, and used it in my photomanipulation.
benralexander.deviantart.com/a…
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:icongmphoto305:
GMPhoto305 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the stock. used it here
gmphoto305.deviantart.com/art/…

Thanks again.
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:iconseawaterwitch:
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Thank you :) :hug:
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:iconmaggotsaid666:
maggotsaid666 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
can i used this for some exibit in my country ??

Exactly i will put ur name right there

this is the Final manipulation [link]

I really appreciate if u give it,,
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure :)
It looks great!
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:iconmaggotsaid666:
maggotsaid666 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank You so Much
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:iconailinen:
Ailinen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sign tags? It's possibile to do? I don't find it^_^
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:iconhelion15:
helion15 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey. I just wanted to ask you if I could use your stocks in a "Battlestar Gallactica Online" game art contest. I will link to yor dA account in the description of finished piece.
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:icontessie-wessie:
Tessie-Wessie Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Can i use your images as tumblr backgrounds? i can add a name in the top right corner.
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sure :)
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:iconsitonk:
sitonk Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
read and understood.
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:iconscarlovitc:
scarlovitc Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CAN I USE YOUR PHOTOTS FOE PS DESINGS
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:iconpancake1234:
pancake1234 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Can I use your pictures for making grafics for a virtual horse game (www.ponyfieber.de)? They will be used as a part from the grafik or as textures. I will link your picture and I will credit you on the grafik. They can be seen by every member of the game, but the game didn't use real money, so I won't sell them. It's just virtual and nothing is real.
It would be very nice if I can use your pictures.


(Sorry for my bad english, I hope you can understand me... -,-)
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:icontetorist:
Tetorist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For commercial on games
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:iconspadearts:
SpadeArts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Also it's for a non-profit musician/performer...
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:iconspadearts:
SpadeArts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I wanted to used this image Sand for a cd piece. It would just be used as a texture in the background of an image of a drawn pregnant woman. it would be changed by colour, cropping and by adding a sand drawing. Please let me know if this is alright with you, if not we will respect your wishes.

Thanks,
Sierra
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:iconavjae:
AVJAE Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I don't suppose I could use this for a background on my website? I'll credit you as well.
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't mind :)
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:iconavjae:
AVJAE Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconavjae:
AVJAE Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"This" being your "path to nowhere" picture. XD Sorry.
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:iconchloroform-graphix:
chloroform-graphix Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is use on sim games alright? I will, of course, give full credit on the picture itself.
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sure :)
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:iconchloroform-graphix:
chloroform-graphix Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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:iconpbxn109:
pbxn109 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I've used a stock I downloaded time ago, and it seems to have been deleted. As I do not want to claim it's an own stock, I've linked to your main page. I hope it's ok if I used a deleted stock.

Here is the work --- >> [link]
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:iconirenelangholm:
IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Photo retouches belong in Digital art > Misc. Retouches are NOT Photomanipulations. You are basically asking people to submit to the wrong gallery.
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel embarrassed ^^;
I noticed retouched stock images were being submitted into the photomanipulation category before I even
mentioned it in my journal, and that's what I thought was the right category, so I then added it to my journal not realizing that the Digital art > Misc would be more accurate.
So thank you for mentioning it. I will definitely change it right now.
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:iconirenelangholm:
IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, hehe. :D No problem, I just thought it was an odd thing to ask of people.

Anyway, your textures are among my absolute favourites on deviantArt. I love them.

:heart:
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again! :)
And I am happy that you like my textures.
I need to get creative again and make some new ones!

:)
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:iconresident-angel:
Resident-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Hi,I person wrote me that he wants to use my work [link] which includes your stock for cover for his book.Is this allowed?:heart::wave:
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure :) No problem!
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:iconresident-angel:
Resident-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thank you,dear,again,but I will not give this person the work,because he said he would not pay anything,sorry for bothering you :blowkiss:
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:iconresident-angel:
Resident-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Frankly,dear,I do not know how serious is that offer and I am sure that I will not see my payment too,but if there really is such book I of course will insist of full crediting.Thank you :heart:
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:iconsickperson:
sickperson Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your stock provides everything that i could use in order to learn manipulation photography. im asking permission to use it. all of them is remarkable.
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
of course :)
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:iconsickperson:
sickperson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thankyou so much :)
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:iconi-got-shot:
I-Got-Shot Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
What are your rules on artistic nudes? I dont make anything pornografik or even with alot of sexual content. You can see my style on my profile.
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't mind at all :) Just as long as its not the gross nude stuff (like porn), but
what you do is totally fine :)
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I-Got-Shot Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :)

I have used it here [link]
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:iconmybonsaipatroclo:
MyBonsaiPatroclo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm a student of illustration and I am wondering if I could use some of your texture stock. I'm planning an illustrated book about the greek myth of hades and persephone and I'd like to use your stock in the flyleaf. I'm going to send my project to a contest of the editorial edelvives. If my project won (which is very improbable) it would be published. But as I said it probably won't be published anyway... it's an important contest and I'm just a begginer.

Your stock would be quite alterated and mixed with other elements, textures and layers in photoshop or illustrator. I'd like to know your opinion, and to have your agreement first, please. Thanks anyway. Your stock is simply stunning!
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:iconnight-fate-stock:
night-fate-stock Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure that would be fine with me :) and good luck!
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