I've previously toyed with the idea of offering commissioned stock where artist pay me for specific poses they need in a more urgent timeline than my suggestions list. I've done one paid shoot for a client who contacted me directly and it was a great experience. I would love to continue to offer paid stock for people who need specific poses in a timely manner so I'm creating this journal to outline some requirements and guidelines for how my commissioned stock would work. STOCK COMMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED
but I am setting up this page so the information is available when I choose to open them.
If you have a moment, please help me refine this page by responding to my questions at the end and by asking me any additional questions you might have about such a process. Thanks!Price
Commissioned stock is $5USD per photo. I will also accept DA Points at 400
per photo. Buyers would be required to be purchasing a minimum of 10 photos (that's $50USD or 4000
The client contacts me for a shoot request with a list of poses required. I review the list and make sure I can do them. We agree on a date for the shoot based on my schedule. A 50% deposit for the total number of requested images is due at least three (3) days before the shoot day via Money Order or PayPal. The shoot takes place on the agreed upon date. Low-res, watermarked proofs are sent to the client for approval within 24 hours. Once the proofs are approved, client sends final 50% payment within one (1) week, or seven (7) days. When payment has cleared, I deliver the hi-res final stock photos are delivered to the client electronically.
Currently I can only offer ONE FEMALE MODEL
for these commissions as I am my own regularly available model. If I plan in advance to have another model available, I will post a special about it. Collective Client Shoot
Paid stock has the same rules as any images from SenshiStock: you are allowed to share, copy, distribute, transmit, remix, and adapt the stock as you need it. You are allowed commercial use of the stock. You are required to credit SenshiStock.deviantart.com when the stock is used in photo manipulations and when it is shared in its raw format in other locations on or offline. As always, public credit is not required when the stock is used solely as pose reference. SenshiStock's Use for Paid Stock
I retain the rights to the images produced in paid stock. I also reserve the right to used paid stock in future SenshiStock book and e-book publications as well as to repackage and resell the paid sock from my DeviantART account as a exclusive package unless we agree upon not doing so before the shoot takes place. I may ask for an additional fee for stock that you do not want resold. Cancellation Policy
Deposits are non-refundable unless I am unable to complete the shoot on the agreed upon day, or if I am unable to complete a certain pose due to other unforeseeable circumstances (illness, injury, etc.). If I am unable to complete the shoot on the agreed upon date I will contact the client to try and reschedule. If a rescheduled date cannot be agreed upon with both parties then a refund of the deposit will be issued. Clients who do not contact me about their final payment within one (1) week, or seven (7) days, of receiving their proofs will still be entitled to 50% of their images which will be selected at my discretion after they make the full, final payment. In cases where there is an odd number of images the number of images sent will be rounded down to the closet whole image. Should the client wish to purchase the remaining images at a later date they will have to pay an additional $1 late fee per image. There will be no refunds issued once the final hi-res images have been sent to the client.
My questions for you:
- Do you feel this information is clear and easy to understand?
- Are there any things I am missing with this policy to protect myself as a stock provider?
- What are some major problems or snags you could foresee with this kind of service as a potential client?
- Do you have any lingering questions after reading this information?
- How cool is SenshiStock?
Thanks you guys!
People who want to be notified if commissions open: *SulaMoon