Are you writing a newsletter or blog and need a photo to explain or enhance your topic?
You probably already know about stock photography. Stock photography is a supply of photographs that are licensed for specific uses. One buys these images for creative assignments instead of hiring a photographer, and most often for a lower cost. You purchase them and they are delivered online. You also may know that you search the images by keyword and select from photos that match those words.
Royalty-free stock photography…
offers a photo buyer the ability to use an image in an unlimited number of ways for a single license fee. With royalty free licensing there is no option for getting exclusive usage rights.
“Free” in this context means “free of royalties (paying each time you use an image)”. It does not mean the image is free to use without purchasing a license or that the image is in the public domain.
• Pay a one-time fee to use the image multiple times for multiple purposes (with limits).
• No time limit on when the buyer can use an image.
• No one can have exclusive rights of a Royalty-free image (the photographer can sell the image as many times as he or she wants).
• A Royalty-free image usually has a limit to how many times the buyer can reproduce it. For example, a license might allow the buyer to print 500,000 brochures with the purchased image. The amount of copies made is called the print run. The buyer is required to pay a fee per brochure, usually 1 to 3 cents, for additional prints. Magazines with a large print run cannot use a standard Royalty-free license and therefore they either purchase images with a Rights-managed license or have in-house photographers.
The big stock agencies like Getty and Corbis own the copyrights to many of the images they sell. There are other agencies like Alamy and Dreamstime, who sell on behalf of their professional photographers.
I am pleased to tell you that these agencies represent my work:
A new theme of stock photography images by JDP relates to retirement-aged people with money concerns and breaking the piggy bank.
If you have a need for a particular theme, please let us know so we can shoot with that in mind and deliver unique images that no one else has used yet. We will let you know by email as soon as the images are accepted and are on sale.