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Using my Stock Rules

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 27, 2009, 9:48 PM
The updated stock usage rules for 2017
Since the word use in the below description may be confusing to people who do not have English a first language I will add to this.



"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."

Commercial use of my stock photography is permitted so long as it follows the below points. You are NOT allowed to use my non-stock materials .

You may use these images as you see fit except as follows:
- None of the images in the collection will EVER be used on a site that has PORNOGRAPHY of any sort, content or advertising. My work is art, not pornography and this can reflect poorly on the models I use and my own work. If you are caught you will be banned permanently without warning.
- If you violate any of these rules or violate any of my copyrights you are prohibited entirely, forever, from using any of my stock in any way, shape, or form - commercially or otherwise.
- Do not simply upload them to a pay site. These images are for photo compositors and artists; they are not to be used as content in and of themselves.
- You may use the stock images commercially and outside of DA. Please link me your use and please keep it tasteful. Do not defame or insult the models in your work.
- The models in my images are real human beings with real feelings. Please be considerate of how the models might see themselves.
- These images are mostly un-retouched - though they may be color-corrected - and are at high resolution. I did not go and remove dust-spots, skin blemishes, etc. Please clean that stuff up in post-work and make the models look good!Also: don't think I do not know how to produce a good photo; these are intended as raw stock.
- I often forward copies of pictures to the models that aren't on DA but who have expressed an interest in seeing what you do with them. Some of the models may choose to use your images in their personal portfolios. If you have a problem with that, warn me.
- You are allowed to repost works based on my stock in other places (personal websites, contests, whatever) than DA but please maintain a credit to me where appropriate. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website www.DMacstudios.com  My real name is David MacKenzie please use that instead of "jagged-eye" if possible.
- If you have any questions; ask via Email through DMacstudios.

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:iconnonosama:
Nonosama Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Student Filmographer
The redrawing and changing things or even the face to be unrecognizable (like a simple drawing reference) ok with you?
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Professional Photographer
Using the stock for base reference for your projects is fine.
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:iconnonosama:
Nonosama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Student Filmographer
thank you
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:iconlahearn:
LAhearn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017
Used your stock here - thanks! www.selfpubbookcovers.com/imag…
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:iconmfau4:
mfau4 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful images,much appreciated!
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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. :)
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:iconanticodex:
AntiCodex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic, I agree with you
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:icondavxakrock:
DavxakRock Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hi, good morning, I'm fond of editing and I wanted to ask permission to use your photos. Thank you very much.
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:iconmariamurphyart:
MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
Big Fool Emoji-1 (Thumbs Up) [V2] 
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:iconrochele10:
rochele10 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
if I use  this cown  I will by all means  not  distribute   its  just d  a  contest mischief  cirucus  I ll leave link with finished  devation    give y ou credits
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:iconimaraofneona:
ImaraOfNeona Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
Thank you for being so generous . Not a lot of people would do that. 
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:iconms98:
ms98 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Can I use your photos to practice editing? And can I use edited photos in my portfolio?
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
See the updated stock usage rules for these answers.
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:icondjmadamenoir:
DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
can we use your pieces for commercial useage like book covers?
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
See the updated stock usage rules for these answers.
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
oops, I guess I should have taken more time to read.. I must have skipped that sentence and not realized it. :hug:
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:iconstan-w-d:
stan-w-d Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, can I use one of your picture to design a cover art for a Hard Rock band (self production)?
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
See the updated stock usage rules for these answers.
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:icontrenzalora:
Trenzalora Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi I have a question, can I use your stock to show my customers (i'm a graphic designer) what I can do as an edit for their cosplay photo? I will credit your original work of course no worries! and won't sell your picture I promise. I just need a base picture to use and your pictures are beautifully done for what I need ! Thank you for your answer :) ( by the way; they will also serve for my portfolio ! ) And also I can show you the result before putting it on my website if you want. Thank youu!!! 
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
See the updated stock usage rules for these answers.
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:icondoyles-slave:
doyles-slave Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Is it okay if I use your work on my fb to promote my book?
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
See the updated stock usage rules for these answers.
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:iconsythranightshade:
SythraNightshade Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used one of your stock images c:
Real Life Outfits
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:iconkpimaging:
kpimaging Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
I love the stock! Using some of it for my new portfolio.

kpimaging.deviantart.com/art/E…
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:iconmikemelga:
mikemelga Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Used one of your stock images here: Princess Leia - WIP 28/07/2015 by mikemelga

Hope it's ok. Thanks for your work.
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:iconabasyyx:
Abasyyx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did end up using one of your stock model images as part of a demonstration in a video tutorial on YouTube.  A shout out was given to you, your account here, and your studio's website. Thank you very much. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG-uv1…
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12PeaceArt Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted you to know I cannot seem to send you a link to a piece I used one of your models in, so I linked under the model and I will go ahead and link right here, but I don't know if your site is no longer there or what.. keeps saying Database error..

opinionatedb.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconalyssaartslover:
AlyssaArtsLover Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Used your stock here:alyssaartslover.deviantart.com…
Thank you! :-)
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:iconmariamurphyart:
MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ok fella (Messages) 
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:iconethericdezigns:
EthericDezigns Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very Generous, hopefully it is okay for me to use a model in a T-Shirt design to depict a fallen angle for Henson
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keep-it Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your stock. I was just wondering about the legality of cosplay characters as stock in terms of commercial use. A potential customer brought it up and I didn't know the answer. I make educational prompts (which i've linked to you and have credited you for) consisting of composite stock images. However, what about the companies that own the character's in the image? (Regardless of the photographer or cosplayer). Like if you take a picture of someone as superman, then manipulate that photo and sell prints, does DC comics have any copyright claim? If you know please let me know. If you're not sure or don't know, let me know as well. Thanks.
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jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
Sorry that I never replied to this. This is a very grey area. I have had several conversations about this possible problem area. Lawyers will usually say the answer is "what day of the week is it?" because whose side the law will be on changes that quickly. Other artists that I see that do photo realistic art renders of exact images of famous characters tell me it usually depends on the number of prints you are sending out. Under 1000 apparently very little interest is taken. Go over 999 and things can become more intense. The end of the thread is that its up to the lawyers and judges if a suit is ever launched. So if you want to play it "safe" then don't use them. That's the best advice I can give without putting the $250 down on a lawyer to tell me the same thing. From my perspective, these cosplay characters are created from scratch and references. They were not purchased at any shop and are therefore not "official". We are not branding them as "Buy this exact cosplay from our factories in 'x' country. No cash was exchanged at the shoots. Any funds I receive on this site are by donations only and the amount I have received amounts to less than a cup of coffee. Finally the use of known characters has the potential of introducing others to their franchises and is in theory free advertising for the various corporate entities.

Again it is all grey area but you never really know until they come calling.
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:iconkeep-it:
keep-it Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I thought. Thanks for taking the time to reply. So much time has passed that I no longer make those educational prompts. hahaha
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Warhawk106 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She said you would want to know that she's here...  

warhawk106.deviantart.com/art/…

Thanks for all these pics.  I'm sure that's a lot of work putting all that stuff in here.  Take care sir!
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:iconcarrielefey316:
CarrieLeFey316 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Would I be allowed to use your stock for book covers?
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
See the updated stock usage rules for these answers.
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:iconbraveryrose:
BraveryRose Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello can i use your stock images(model) for commercial purpose like book cover??
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
See the updated stock usage rules for these answers.
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:iconsheishido:
Sheishido Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree to abide by your rules. It's hard finding model stock with rules as gracious as yours.
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:iconimaraofneona:
ImaraOfNeona Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
So true. 
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:iconwhitestudios:
WhiteStudios Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love your rules. Reasonable and humanizing both models, yourself, and the other person
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:iconrobertelsmore:
RobertElsmore Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate the generosity of your stock image rules.  Thank you, I'll be sure to let you know if I create something with one of your images all the same though :)
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riggabomb-art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Hi there! I would like to use one of your stock images as a reference for an art piece, but the content is (I would say) mid-level gory. It is unlikely that the model would be at all recognisable (it's one of some five different reference images I'd like to use, and I really only need her hands) but I figured I should check with you and, by extension, her first. Feel free to note me for details.
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jagged-eye Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Gore is fine. Just no porn or fetish sights.
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:iconriggabomb-art:
riggabomb-art Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Awesome, thanks. I shall link it when it's finished. ^.^
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:iconits420here2:
its420here2 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for use of your photo. Here is a link to my finished work.

www.freakingnews.com/Hanging-O…
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:iconethericdezigns:
EthericDezigns Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Your RAW Stock are great!!
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:iconmissstronggirl2:
MissStrongGirl2 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
I used one of your photos for a flyer, for a hair salon. Is that okay? Please, respond as soon as possible.
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:iconjagged-eye:
jagged-eye Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Did you send me a link. Did you modify the image or just use the image as is?
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