Stock Photography Agencies Representing JDP

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.

Stock photography poor-woman-dejected-over-money

Stock photo of poor woman dejected over how little money she has…

Stock photo of man counting money for retirement

Stock photo of man counting money for retirement

Stock photography of retired couple pinches pennies

Stock photo of retired couple pinches pennies

Stock photography of retired couple breaking the piggy bank for retirement

Stock photo of retired couple breaking the piggy bank for retirement

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.


Source:  Wikipedia

Use of Royalty-Free Photos, Video and Audio

Royalty-free photo, audio, video discussion

Royalty-free music, audio, video and photo files are an integral part of hybrid photography.

Hybrid photography is a combination of still photos, video, and audio (music, sound effects, or the spoken word). It is critical when using any sound and photos/video, that one has the rights to use them. Thus, today’s topic of Roalty-Free.

Photographers today earn their living by selling the rights to their images. Whether it is a portrait print (not to be scanned and distributed) or a digital file, a user must have permission and rights to use the image before it can be used. Stock agencies have excellent systems set up to make royalty-free purchases online. You can buy rights to photos, videos, illustrations, etc. I am listed with several stock agencies – iStock, Dreamstime, Alamy, and several others. Royalty-free music and sound effects are also offered by online agencies. My favorite is Premium Beat.

Be sure to download and read the royalty-free rights you are purchasing. Keep the documents in a handy place because you may need it to prove your rights to use the digital files. For example, on several occasions with YouTube recently, my rights to use music have been challenged. When I can easily go back to the royalty-free release, copy and paste the important information to defend the dispute on YouTube, that makes life easier.

This week I was challenged again on some Chinese music that I purchased in 2009. There were three copyright holders on the music. Two have released the music for me to use, one did not. Rather than spend significant research time and effort locating the purchase document, I chose to take the hybrid photography project off YouTube, made it a simple video with no sound, and re-uploaded it to YouTube. I don’t know if this little project is worth any more effort, so I may just let it go now, and be more diligent on future projects.

Here’s a link to The Tao of Tea SILENT.