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(Update August 2012)

"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.

Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am mjr@ranum.com

MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")

You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com )  My real name is Marcus Ranum please use that instead of "mjranum" because I occasionally amuse myself for google image-searching for my name. :)

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. No appeals and no amount of begging will help; decisions are final.

You may use these images as you see fit except as follows:
1) If you can't read my rules, or can't be bothered to read my rules, or can't be bothered to find and read my rules, you are too lazy or illiterate to use my stock and are permanently banned from doing so. If you email me asking 'what are your rules' you are permanently banned from using my stock, unless I tell you otherwise.
2) You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible.
3) You are allowed to post works based on my stock in other places (RedBubble, Renderosity, Facebook, personal websites, contests, whatever) but please maintain a credit to me where appropriate and possible.
4) Do not simply upload my stock to a pay site; if you do that, you'll get a DMCA request from me and possibly I'll sue you for damages. These images are for photocompositors and artists; they are not to be used as content in and of themselves.
5) If you want to do something commercial with my stock, go ahead. Please don't tell me "I am thinking of doing something with your stock, what do you think?" because I can't tell you what I think of what you're going to do until you've done it. Go ahead and use the stock; unless you manage to do something shockingly awful I won't have a problem with it - and it takes a lot to shock me.
6) The models in my images are real human beings with real feelings. Please be considerate of how the models might see themselves and be thoughtful of their feelings. I consider comments like "she's too skinny" or "she's too fat" to be rude and you may be banned from using my stock if you make such remarks.
7) 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: I do know how to produce a good photo; these are intended as raw stock.
8) I often forward copies of pictures to the models if they aren't on DA and have expressed an interest in seeing what you do with them. Some of the models may choose to repost your images noncommercially in their personal portfolios.
9) If you use my stock as a reference for a hand gesture or a fabric-fold or something like that, you do not need to credit me. Use your own judgement as to how important my stock's contribution was to your work.

If you have any questions; ask via Email.
If you ask me a question that is already answered here, I will not answer unless it's "See Rule #1"


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Update History:
(Update of Aug 2012)
- Removed the request to be notified of commercial use. New rule: "just go ahead"
- Added explanation at #9 regarding use as reference material
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:iconrochele10:
rochele10 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
okie
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:iconwrittenruse:
WrittenRuse Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
If your work is being used for commercial purposes, do you require payment?
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:iconquotepilgrim:
QuotePilgrim Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I can see that some uses of the stock photos could be seen as copyright infringement, using it as a pose reference for a drawing/painting, which is like 99% of the use cases, is absolutely not. People are well within their rights not to credit you in these cases, and you have literally zero legal grounds to demand being credited, and "banning" people from using them.

Yes, reuploading the photos elsewhere is pretty bad, as is selling them, and making a painting that looks too much like the original photo is most likely copyright infringement. Everything else is fair game.

Oh, and don't worry about "banning" me from using your photos, I have no intention of using them, ever. I only use resources made by people with a decent understanding of how copyright actually works.

BTW I'm here because I found one of your pictures somewhere else, uncredited, but you know what? After reading this and thinking about it, I decided against telling you where it was. 
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:iconordinarylq:
ORDINARYLQ Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
WHAWHA
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:iconaatheone:
AATheOne Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing and the high res!!!!! credit ofc!
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:iconboontakhan:
BOONTAKHAN Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017
Can I use in Youtube...........
Give credit for my artwork
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:iconimaraofneona:
ImaraOfNeona Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Ah okay. I'm so sorry that I didn't read the rules earlier. 
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:iconsigiturtle:
SigiTurtle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017   Digital Artist
Awesome stocks and perfect rules. Thank you very much :heart:
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:iconspace-between-spaces:
Space-between-spaces Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've checked out your rules and I find them perfectly acceptable. There is only one picture that I currently wish to use but I feel I might find your works very useful in the future and look forward to improving my works with them.
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:icondarkkiell:
darkKiell Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
_alrite  then_``~...
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:iconthebigtricky:
TheBigTricky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, really awesome putting all these images for free. A true gent.
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:iconalexander-x:
Alexander-X Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
It's still not clear if your stock can be used for commercial work as in for an ebook, cover etc without any repercussions.

Do you require any royalties in this case? Or how does it work? Thanks.
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:iconbburns2:
bburns2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconpendragon-arts:
Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Nice quote from Crowley there and thanks!!!
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:icondinobot100:
dinobot100 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
dinobot100.deviantart.com/art/… I flipped one of your "Suspense" stocks on its head for this.
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:icontanatos83:
Tanatos83 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used one of your photo here - tanatos83.deviantart.com/art/T…
Thank you!
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:iconkirvisual:
kirvisual Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
Dear Mr.Ranum
Thank you for your works!
I use yor works for airsoft-game-studio website.

union-world7.com/
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:iconsajudevnmax:
sajudevnmax Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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sajudevnmax Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconstelliferous-sky:
Stelliferous-Sky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Thanks. :) I used it here: imgur.com/X8GTzNG
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:iconcharllieearts:
CharllieeArts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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:iconloedart:
Loedart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!! This photo is the use here: www.flickr.com/photos/puriwork…
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:iconmrcarnyfex:
MrCarnyfex Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello!

I used your Space Cadet Stock here: Epic Space Quest: Solar Flare

Thank you very much for providing it with us! :)
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:iconiayko:
Iayko Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here. Thank you very much! 
iayko.deviantart.com/art/Fire-…
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:iconaeretic77:
Aeretic77 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here. Thank you for sharing your stock
aeretic77.deviantart.com/art/T…
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:iconvendetta-vida:
Vendetta-Vida Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
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:iconlapanlima:
lapanlima Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i used here your skull stock here : Gabrielle by Bedult
thank you
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:iconflame-of-the-moon:
Flame-of-the-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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:iconspescarus:
spescarus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Marcus, excellent stock. I use you stock Fairy S -13 here:
Aquarium by spescarus  
Thanks,
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:iconbraindeaddork:
BrainDeadDork Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Used one of your stock for a pose. Thank you a ton!
www.furaffinity.net/view/18994…
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:iconmvicen:
Mvicen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
Thanks for sharing , I used this resource here:Virtual seasons in space by Mvicen  
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:iconabdesta:
abdesta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Hi,  just a note to let you know I used your stock image titled samurai schoolgirl E-2 here www.flickr.com/photos/abiy/239…

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:iconlillomoraes:
lillomoraes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here: lillomoraes.deviantart.com/art…
Thank you so much!
I would not have done without your help.
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:iconmynameisseb1:
Mynameisseb1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
I made a piece of one of your pieces :) - Thanks!

www.facebook.com/SLBrix/photos…
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:iconatraangel:
AtraAngel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Used here: www.amazon.com/People-Sand-T-L…

Credit issued
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:iconcrystale86:
CrystalE86 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hi im used ty

fav.me/d9h1r4d
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:icontoxigraphx:
toxigraphx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your stock here : The fairy by toxigraphx
Thank You :)
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:iconbblythe369:
Bblythe369 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
I used your stock in here:
Thanks !  :rose:   

Mature Content

Silk by Bblythe369

 
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:iconbblythe369:
Bblythe369 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
thank you for not only providing a great service, but great quality as well!  :rose:
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:iconkeepersofstone:
KeepersofStone Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Hi. Thanks so much for allowing us to use your beautiful stock. I have used your image for a book cover. Please see it here: www.tarawest.com/2015/10/20/dr…
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:iconderekbourgeois:
derekbourgeois Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hi Mr. Ranum. I used a stock photo of yours here for posing and lighting purposes. Much obliged!
derekbourgeois.deviantart.com/…
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:iconresmensa:
resMENSA Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015   General Artist
quite longish, but, man, I love your exceptions... "too lazy or illiterate"  -  Roflzberries 
Will copy your "Update History" part - That´s good!
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:iconshotliver:
ShotLiver Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for not only providing a great service, but great quality as well!
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:iconbatcat20:
BatCat20 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I used some here fav.me/d98x0ia
You stock is really amazing ^^
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:iconom3ie:
om3ie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Love your photos, I favorited a few of them to use as reference for a drawing. I'll share a link when I'm done.
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:iconfirewolfdigitalart:
FirewolfDigitalArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I loved your Stocks Models and recently used one for a T-shirt Design for a Metal Band Single, this is the link: www.facebook.com/FirewolfDesig…
and I put the link here in DA on your Stock link, THANKS!!!
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:iconpakobenoit:
PakoBenoit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Hola Marcus,

lindas fotos! Yo he descargado algunas para hacer algún montaje con Photoshop (Tutoriales), en cuanto publique alguno de mis trabajos con alguna de tus fotos colgare el link correspondiente para que lo puedas ver.

Gracias.
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A4-flipflop Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Just wanted to thank you for your amazing stocks!!
I like your quality and/or resolution, the little dust particles found on some of your stocks are easy fixes so I can't say anything negative about that.
I like your style, the colors, the dark shades, the movement, and of course the models :D
Haven't used any of your stocks yet but I sure will credit you on any work that I do using your stocks, and I will also post some links when I feel like the work I've done is worth your time :)

Keep em coming!
Peace.
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