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I often get notes and messages from people asking to use my work in one form or another.  I figured I'd put together a journal post to link to the bottom of each deviation that answers this.

If you want to use one of my images for inspiration for a drawing or painting etc:  go right ahead, the only thing I'd ask is if you post the finished work here you link to the original.

As for using my work directly in graphic designs, digital art, photo manipulations etc:  For this I sell my work as rf stock for only a few dollars a license.  You can either purchase the image from one of my agencies (which I'll link to after this paragraph) or you can send me US$10 for one image and $5 each image thereafter (on the one order) by paypal (I have a merchant account accepting credit cards) and I'll send you the full res image(s) via email as soon as I get the payment notification.  This will almost always be within 24hrs and normally sooner, just so long as you go straight through paypal, sometimes I may not check my notes here for a while.  Please include a message with the paypal payment including a LINK to the required image and not just the title, as I sometimes name my images differently on different sites, names for images really don't mean that much to me.

Paypal account:

(If you don't have a paypal account just send me an email with your request and I can email you back a payment request that you can pay via credit card)


Dreamstime -…
Shutterstock -…

Conditions etc:

Please note that even with the rf license purchase there are limits to what you can do with the images.  I am only selling a license to USE the image, not to resell it either by selling it mostly unaltered as a print/coffee mug etc or using it in a design you then resell as stock yourself.  Most other uses are fine though, including most sorts of commercial publishing or advertising etc  The other restriction is if the shot contains a model that he/she cannot be cast in a harmful light, ie please no using images of my models for a 0055 6969 add in the back of a sleazy magazine or for advertising STD medication.  If in doubt contact me and we can discuss it.

I have full legally binding model releases from almost all models I shoot and if I lack one for a model/person in a picture you request I'll be sure to let you know, along with how this effects how you can and can't use the image.  If you do require print re-sell rights that too can be arranged, albeit at a higher price point.

I hope to be able to help some of you out with the images you need.

- Ben
  • Reading: Anandtech
  • Watching: Jackie Chan do insane things
  • Drinking: Coconut and yoghurt shakes
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TeresaCR Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Writer
I would like to use the photograph "Harem Girl" for the cover of a book.
What do I have to do to get your permission?
Thank you.
sifu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Purchase the stock can do so through one of my agencies (a list of which can be found on the bottom right of this page:

ReflectedReality Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I have to ask, have you run into a problem with someone using your photos to advertise STD medications before?
sifu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Can't say that I have. I was just making a point that the models in my shots are people and a certain amount of respect is expected before I'll sell images of them.
hollow-welt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Artisan Crafter
damn super reasonable pricing man.

did you ever go do the ninja training?
sifu Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate, and yeah, did a month until I snapped a tendon in my rib area...was good fun too!

I'll be back
hollow-welt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   Artisan Crafter
one day you will be a ninja, but how will your loved ones see you before you kill tham?

thats a problem.

you should do some kail as well.

the last bit is serious. killing family would be seriosu too, if you werent on the path to become a ninja.
sifu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
yeah, I want to try out a bunch of arts...not sure I'll ever get to a high level in any, just do it for a bit of fun and fitness really...
hollow-welt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010   Artisan Crafter
do escrima they will call it arnis or kali but go and do some. yo uownt regret it.
econic-media Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nice prices, looking at the quality of your work you could easily asked way more. Respect :)
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
:thumbsup: moze dzieki temu sie wreszcie wezme, zeby cos narysowac, bo na podstawie Twoich prac to sama przyjemnosc :)
elroyhavoc Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
This is really informative for other photographers. Thanks! :D
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