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Terms of use of my stock

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 29, 2012, 6:50 AM
:bulletblack: If you use my stock, please credit me AND the photographer and leave us both a link so that we can see your work. (NB: Not all my photographers have profiles on DA. If the photographer of a specific picture has a profile I will always link to it under the picture.)

:bulletblack: Please do not use my stock to create your own. You're not allowed to post my stock on any other website.

:bulletblack: You can submit your work as a DA print if you want.

:bulletblack: If you want to use my stock for commercial use, please contact me.

:bulletblack: You can post your work off-site including printed portfolios as long as credit is given to both me and the photographer.

:bulletblack: Don't use my stock for illegal, racist, pornographic, animalabusive or violent works.

For digital art/photomanipulations:

:bulletblack: You are not allowed to use parts of my body, clothes or jewels to fit another person.

:bulletblack: You are not permitted to replace my face by another persons. You can of course make changes in colours or add make up etc.

For traditional works (drawings, paintings ect.):

:bulletblack: You can use my stocks however you want to - As pose references and stuff like that. It don't have to look like me. You have all the artistic freedom you want, since you're not using my picture directly.

If anything remain unclear, feel free to ask.

I'm looking very much forward to see your work!

Thank you.
- Maria Amanda :blackrose:

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modelarz71 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Your stocks allowed to be used in a Ebook cover?
Peter-pools Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

I do a lot of photo-manipulations and love to see the face framing effect of hoods.  I have already seen how your own hoods suit you!  I have a theory that it takes a really great face to look good in a hood.  As I understand them, your rules would allow me to try different hooded clothes in your great photos.  I want to check that this is okay with you.  

I always ask, even where photos are offered as stock, just for the avoidance of doubt.

Rest assured, I would ensure that the images are family friendly!

Thanks for sharing your lovely images

yhokapi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Hello Maria,
we are from Thailand, we would like to use your image with some little edit as a poster for promote our "Thai Silk Project"(for her Majesty the Queen). The event will we promote around August (Mother 's Day in Thailand).
We hope you to hear from you.
Thank you very much.

Kind regards,
malicescribe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So it means I can't put your stock photo on a website even if I credit you?
Wolfypaints Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yay for stock! 
KirstenStar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
I would like to use one of your stock images in a photomanip for sites like cafepress, zazzle, and displate (like DA in that they print on demand artworks onto products like posters and pay the artist a commission for any sales made, assuming there are any lol) do you consider that commercial and would it be ok?
It might take awhile as Im not at my computer with PS on it very often these days but should be soon, so if its OK then I'd have a project in mind when I am finally home for good <3
applegirl104 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
If I want to write a blog post using your Elsa stock, can I do that as long as I don't create my own version of your picture? I will link back to your Deviant Art, Facebook, Instagram, etc. I would love to have you featured because your cosplay is truly stunning. 
maxride34 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Would anthro photomanips entail face changes if it were not someone else's face being used, but instead that of some other species?
AxeAngels Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How can I contact you?
your stocks allowed to be used in a book cover?
Elizabeths-Creations Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
AxeAngels, has Maria answered this question, yet? I am also curious...
AxeAngels Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist


I have to choice another model
fromjapancrystal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too...
diepthienphong Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, can I post my work which used your stock on my porfolio? :))
Midnight-Sting Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Hey, I was thinking of using one of your photos as a template for an Advanced Illustrator project at my college. Would that be alright with you? It won't be posted anywhere, strictly for the assignment purposes.
MelanieLDN Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! Well, I need one of the images of their shares for a cover on the Wattpad page, I could use one of your photographs?
Myriam-Mitsune Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have a question!
Can I use one of your stock photographys for the cover of a Wattpad book? It doesn't have commercial purposes or anything like that, and I'm planning to give credits, but since you said you didn't allow your stock being published in another website, I didn't really get if that included those things.
Lexilil Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious about this too.
Ecathe Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Please can you tell me if DA prints are allowed 
homm88 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
What's with the awful sharp contrast purple-black vertical stripes? It looks awful and literally hurts my eyes.

Considering you're an art person, I'm shocked to see that from you and I do hope you consider changing it.
thewayur Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Artist
you have allowed for digital make up, 
can i upload them on fb page so that i can so viewers my capabilities? 
(fb page yet to create)
leonaenae Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Your stock is beautiful! May I use it while making graphics for people on Its not commercial in the sense it will be on mass media, but I do get paid in virtual currency. All credits will be posted of course and here too. Anyways I hope to hear from you soon!
SAStewart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
This photo is perfect for how i imagine my book cover looking. i am going to be publishing it. would you allow me to use this? of course full credit will be given to everyone needed. 
Black-Marimba Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
I am a traditional artist but I do not sell prints on DA but I hope to sell prints soon (not through DA). If I use one of your photos for reference would it be alright if I made prints of my final product and sold them?
MiYABiFromJapan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi, Maria.
I am Japanese amateur musician.
I am making a music video for post to Japanese video website "Niconico".

So, I will use your great stock photo for my free music video.
Sorry, my English is not well. 
I want to see what I have understand your terms because 
my English skill is not well...

1. I will use your stock photo only for "Not commercial use".
2. I tell you the movie link at used photo page when my movie upload.
3. I will surely credit you and photographer. At movie page and in my movie. (
Name and URL)
4. My music and movie are not 
illegal. It is original ballade music.

I am going to try my very best so please lend me your strength!

If I can't use your photo, Please mail me. Thanks!
nevs28 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will surely credit you as and when a new painting is complete

thank you Maria :love:
Endurakseethe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I used one of your photos as a reference but it is a nude. I wouldn't consider it pornographic, because, in my opinion, it is tastefully done, and nothing is *shown*.  I'd like to post it on my own dA but I wasn't sure what the rules were for non-pornographic nude drawings. It is traditional media, and it doesn't look like you. 
MariaAmanda Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine. :aww:
IceCreamBubblegum Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have ask, I'm Digital Artist, Why can i No as Reference make?
Abolling Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am interested in using your photo as a reference. Is it all right with you to also sell that painting once I am done?
Skarbog Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
same questions here.
JazminRo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Hi! Iīd like to use your beautiful stock to make the cover of a free book to be posted on wattpad. I will credit you and the photographer, of course. But Im not sure if the meaning of "You're not allowed to post my stock on any other website" means that I canīt do it. Is it that I canīt post the raw stock picture or that includes my final work too? Iīm sorry, my English isnīt very good, thatīs why Iīm writing to ask xD
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that you must send a note (mail) to her for your book cover.
TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't sure about the rule "Please do not use my stock to create your own. You're not allowed to post my stock on any other website."
Do you mean your raw stock picture or the picture where I have included your stock in my piece of art? :)
TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She means "Don't make Stock using my Stock"
TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that was not what I'm asking for ^^
TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I wrote that at like 5am At my time, it's been a crazy week - What I meant by stock was RAW stock. I don't think she wants the RAW stock anywhere - but you can post your picture.
TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay I see :)
JazminRo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I want to make the same question :D
TheSaneInInsanity Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I don't know if we will get any answers O.o, she last replied like a year ago in this journal
SpiralArtist Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"You're not allowed to post my STOCK on any other website."
"You can post your WORK off-site including printed portfolios as long as credit is given to both me and the photographer."
You can't take the stock picture, save it to your hard drive, and then proceed to upload it, *as it is* (no change, no nothing), on another website.  If you make, say, a photomanipulation, or a painting using the stock as reference, you can post it elsewhere *as long as* you provide credit to her, and the photographer (where applicable.) Or so I've interpreted it.
RGPorter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would like to use your image in a possible cover art. This is the current end piece.
erbou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013

First of all, thank you for your superb work ! Your pics are great and I wanted to use some of them since a long time... Now, I finally have the opportunity !

I would like to use one of your pic :… to the affiche of a show for kids (Sleeping Beauty).

I've read your terms and, of course, I will credit you, the photographer and the hairstylist. I also will send you a copy of the result with pleasure if you are interested.

Just let me know if you are ok and do not hesitate to contact me if needed.

Take care
Yaoifngirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you allow the sale of prints of photo-manips using your stock as a base? I sell on multiple sites. I would of course give yourself and the photographer proper credit. :)
v1p2013 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Hello Maria, 

I am absolutely new to deviantart and i may make a mistake in actually giving a credit to you or following your terms. I love your stock, you are a beautiful and creative artist. I would be happy to work more on your stock. i am new in photo manipulation either and hope you will like what I have done. Here is the link.  I am not sure if that means that I created your stock by actually uploading the photo? And how to credit you and the photographer. 

Thank you, 
gothrockrulz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Hi! Your stock is lovely, and I'd like to use it to make 100x100 pixel LiveJournal icons for Halloween. Is that okay with you? Your terms of use don't mention avatars or LiveJournal, so I just wanted to make sure.
MLArtistry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the lovely stock, I have used it ---->… <--- here!
areemus Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can be use your stocks in book covers...coz i ve seen ppl using yours dear? like this~
heroes-of-stories Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I used your stocks here. I used two of them and took your head from one and put it on the other. I hope its okay
areemus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear...I wanna ask something!
I want to participate in kinda book Ballistic Publishing dear!
I do wanna manip your work..or may be i do use it as ref ..but i want to manip it...Can i dear..i need full permission!
I will give credit and submit here first!

Thank you so much!
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