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We're here to help provide you with easy access to stock photos for your next big project. This group is focused on unrestricted stock items for the creation of premade backgrounds. Only unrestricted stock will be accepted. Feel free to browse our gallery, and our listed stock providers. This group is an extension of the full stock group The-Stock-Directory. If you are seeking other types of stock, be sure to go there and check out the gallery!

We have a philosophy with this group: This Group does not belong to just one person or an elite few. It belongs to all our members equally. Everyone has a say in how the group is run, what changes are made, and can submit announcements or contests for the blog. We do not participate in the snobby, elitist mentality. We welcome and support each other and our new members.

.:-Membership-:.
You must be a stock provider to join the group. All stock submitted must be available to use in the creation of premade backgrounds.

If you are an artist or provider who wishes to make premade backgrounds, but do not let others make them with your stock, please watch the group instead.

You Must Be A Member To Submit Stock by CelticStrm-Stock Submissions Policy Large Stamp by CelticStrm-Stock Google is not stock by AmblingPhotographer

.:-Member Conduct-:.

We try to be a friendly and supportive group towards our members, watchers, and guests. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated. If you are found to be harassing, belittling, or otherwise involved in destructive behavior towards a fellow member, you will be immediately removed and banned from the group. This is a non-negotiable policy and is not restricted to group activity. Violations will also include inappropriate behavior in other groups, profiles, journals and so on.

We Take A Stand Against Cyber-Bullying in ANY form.

Membership for Stock Providers:

:bulletpurple: Submit your request as a member or a contributor.

Membership for Stock Users:

:bulletpurple: Submit your request as a Member or simply watch the group. :)

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.:-Submission Limits-:.

As it stands right now we have a limit of 5 submissions per day, per folder. Both Members and Contributors have the same submission rights and limits.(Note to members: When this does get to be too much, let me know! I will change it asap!)

:star: You MUST be a member to submit stocks to our gallery!

.:-Stock Submission Guidelines-:.

Accepted
Here is how to get your photo accepted:
Follow dA's guidelines for creating stock: FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?

:bulletgreen: The stock must be available to be used in the creation of premade backgrounds by other stock providers.
:bulletgreen: Submitted to the correct folder. (Ex. Equine image to Equine Stock Folder.)
:bulletgreen: Image is sharp and detailed. (Ex. High Resolution.)
:bulletgreen: Image is over 1000 pixels. (Ex. 1000 x 500px, 600 x 1000px.)
:bulletgreen: Stock has major parts shown. (Ex. head, tail, feet, nose, etc..)
:bulletgreen: The stock is your own work, not someone else's.


Rejected
Here is why we will reject your photo:
:bulletred: Submitted to the wrong folder. (Ex. Landscape image to the Waterscapes Stock Folder.)
:bulletred: Image is blurry. (Ex. Low resolution.)
:bulletred: Image is under 1000 pixels. (Ex. 999 x 500px, 600 x 999px.)
:bulletred: Celebrities or Public Figures: Unless you are the photographer of the actual photo being submitted with a model release, these will not be accepted. This includes all actions and gradients.
:bulletred: The stock is stolen or "borrowed" from someone else. This will result in immediate removal from the group and notification of the original artist and :devart:.

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.:-Stock Use Guidelines-:.

:bulletpurple: :star: Do NOT use outside resources to create premade backgrounds. This includes other sites like sxc.hu and so on. It is a violation of dA policy! You can read more about this policy in the blog: fav.me/d3rza7y and fav.me/d3xnlf9 as written by realitysquared
:bulletpurple: Always read the rules and guidelines of the stock provider.
:bulletpurple: Always follow the rules posted by the stock artist regarding your work.
:bulletpurple: Properly credit the stock and artist you have used in your finished work.
:bulletpurple: Don't forget to submit your finished Premade Background from our stock to our "Premade Backgrounds" folder.

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Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What do you enjoy doing?



// Ah, the introduction question :) Well I live in Germany and work as stone mason / sculptor (tombstones). I enjoy listening to music, reading a nice book, programming and simply being creative. But what I enjoy most is writing (prose). I think everyone needs a big passion in life. I'm glad I found mine :)


How long have you been a member of deviantART, and what first interested you about the site?



// I had to check my account for that question. It says: "Deviant since Mar 10, 2005". That is a long time. I came here for manips. It's that simple :lol: I discovered that kind of art around 2003/2004. I came to DA via twistedrealmz, phirebrush, breed and other art collectives I discovered back then. And after being a long time only viewer I decided to register here showing my first steps in creating manips too (but I quit, so don't search for them at my account :giggle:)


What could you tell us about yourself that others might not expect about you?



// I got my first tattoo in the living room of a buddy while listening to bob marley. That buddy got the tattoo machine about 2 weeks earlier and needed some skin to practice on. I'm not sure if this is an answer you didn't expect. ^^


Do you participate in any of the other deviantART galleries? If so, what do you create?



// I'm not that "active" outside of stocks & resources :) But to answer your question: I did some CD-covers for a friend of mine and the cover for a self released novel. It's not enough for an art-account that's why I have a tiny non-stock-folder in my gallery.


What inspired you to become a stock provider?



// After I tried to do manips myself I had quite a lot of own stocks so I thought it won't be the worst idea to offer them. Maybe the reason was a part of the overall feeling inside the stock community here which is really positive and friendly. The other part was the thought: Stockers and their work are like fairies in the background, the paint on the canvas of the digital artists. They got the skills - we got the stocks. Something like that and in between :)


Where is the most interesting place that you've been to take stock photos?



// That's the hardest question of all. But having a weakness for dystopian art I'd say a small abandoned hotel. To see how nature takes back what belongs to it is very fascinating.


Have you ever had a crazy experience while photographic stock?



// It's not that crazy. A few years ago I was on a cemetery searching for sculptures to shoot. There was a squirrel following me all the time. So I put the camera on the ground using self-timer and threw a little stone in front of it (I had no food). The squirrel thought it is something to eat and run in front of the camera but then it was more interested in the camera itself and all I got was a blurry image of a squirrel looking into the lens :)


What are you working on at the moment?



// What consumes most of my spare time at the moment (about 80%) is a novel I'm working on (yes, the passion!). Besides that I'm preparing stock packs out of the shots I did during my last vacation. I also like to do some carving but unfortunately there is no time left ...


What advice would you give to artists that are just starting out as a stock provider?



// Produce stocks you might use yourself and/or which inspire you when looking at. In my opinion this is a good indicator of quality. Shoot what you like but don't forget the classics - there is always place for a nice rusty texture :lol:


Show us some of your favorite stock images from your gallery:



// I thought about it. Which number is okay and which is just outrageous? I'll take 3 so everyone can check out my gallery to see if my fav is their fav :lol:


297 - colors on the edge pack by duesterheit

292 - end of it all pack by duesterheit  286 - x-ray pack by duesterheit



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:icon4ladylilian:
4LadyLilian Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
thank you very much :) (Smile) 
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:iconlee2oo:
LEE2oo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Affiliate guys. :)
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Mecarion Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
thanks for including my photo!
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Elsapret Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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Gwendolyn1-stock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thnx for request! :heart:
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ElaineSeleneStock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm wondering. My stock is not unrestricted but I do allow it to be used to make other resources including premade backgrounds. I just want credit... Can I submit? Its fine if not. Just wondering.
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TinkerAnn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :dummy:
for accepting me into your group :squee:
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nuu: :iconyourewelcomesignplz:
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Dark-Angel669 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the request,i appreciate it :hug:
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angelus2hot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
There is some gorgeous work here!

Only unrestricted stock is accepted here? Does that go for textures too?

And just so you know, I don't think =CelticStrm-Stock is unrestricted. I clicked on a few of her things and she has a lot of restriction in place.
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