The Rules of Stock: Part 1, Commercial UsageWelcome to the first of perhaps a few articles discussing some of the issues with submitting & using stock images and what we can all do to make it easier...The Rules of Stock: Part 1, Commercial Usage by GoblinStock
First of all, I want to make this perfectly clear: There is no finger pointing in this discussion. I would like to see a range of opinions discussed as an open, mature, sharing of ideas...
STOCK RULES: where do they come from? Why are they so confusing?
As an artist who works in both traditional & digital mediums I truly appreciate the stockers here on DA. They provide a bountiful collection of inspiration and I know (as a stocker myself) that there are many challenges and alot of work that goes into creating good stock images.
When it comes to stock rules, there is a problem. And I think for the most part it is a misunderstanding of where we stand as visual artists and as stock providers when it comes to 'commercial' usage.
I have to say, this is frustrating:
'You can use my sto