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Personal Moral issue:Stock images, need some advice.


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Personally I've always wanted to convince myself to use stock photos and images in some of my art works. But I almost feel bad doing it. Therefore most of my work is 100% drawn by me, down to every last detail. I know there are plenty of people that don't use stocks, but I want to get my self to use them more. Not to use other people work, but to create some different types of images.

I was wondering if any one wanted to give me their view point on using stock images, maybe it would help me, and stop me from questioning my morals :P.

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If someone releases their image for use under an applicable license (i.e. Creative Commons, GPL, GFDL, public domain), I have no problem whatsoever using it. I mean, that's why they released it under that license - why not use it?

 

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You don't need us to tell you to use them, you just have to decide to do it yourself.

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Anyway, if the person purposely released it under a license like a CC, then why feel bad using it?

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Whenever I use stock photos (which I almost never do now), I go to either WikiMedia Commons or Flickr, and give credit to the artist or photographer. After reviewing what CC has to offer, started uploading my deviantART deviations under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license myself.

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You don't need us to tell you to use them, you just have to decide to do it yourself.
Mike: Joe, do I have to eat?

Joke: I don't know, do you?

Anyway, if the person purposely released it under a license like a CC, then why feel bad using it?

I don't like using stocks just because it almost feels too easy. I used to be in a signature shop on a Runescape forum (Tip.it, if you care), and I had fierce competition because other people used Photoshop and used all these fractals and renders and C4D's and brushes that someone else made, and in the end it was basically not their work anymore. That made me somewhat sick.

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