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									Stock Foundry Model FAQ
M o d e l i n g f o r s t o c k p h o t o s i s a d i f f e re n t f r o m o t h e r ty p e s o f m o d e l i n g . T h e p u r p o s e o f
t h i s FA Q w i l l h e l p t o e x p l a i n t h e s e d i f f e re n c e s a n d p r o v i d e y o u w i t h a b e t t e r i d e a o f
what to expect when working with us.

What is Stock Photography?
Who will be using these images?
Types of Licenses
Differences between Fashion and Stock Photo Modeling
How are stock photographs acquired?
Protection for You
Attire and What to Wear
Hair and Make-up
Props
Model Release
Compensation
Do I receive copies of the images?
Am I restricted from working for other stock photo publishers or agencies?
Day of the Shoot
In the Event of Postponement


What is Stock Photography?
A c c o r d i n g t o t h e W i k i p e d i a e n t r y, " S t o c k P h o t o g ra p h y " c o n s i s t s o f e x i s t i n g p h o t o g ra p h s
t h a t c a n b e l i c e n s e d f o r s p e c i f i c u s e s . B o o k p u b l i s h e r s , s p e c i a l ty p u b l i s h e r s ,
m a g a z i n e s , a d v e r t i s i n g a g e n c i e s , f i l m m a k e r s , w e b d e s i g n e r s , g ra p h i c a r t i s t s , i n t e r i o r
d e c o r f i r m s , c o r p o ra t e c r e a t i v e g r o u p s , a n d o t h e r s u s e s t o c k p h o t o g ra p h y t o f u l f i l l t h e
n e e d s o f t h e i r c re a t i v e a s s i g n m e n t s .

Types of Licenses
T h e r e a re m a n y ty p e s o f l i c e n s e s g o v e r n i n g t h e u s e o f s t o c k p h o t o s . I m a g e s c re a t e d
f o r S t o c k Fo u n d r y I m a g e s a r e u s u a l l y a c q u i r e d u n d e r a R i g h t s - M a n a g e d o r Ro ya l t y- F r e e
l i c e n s e . R i g h t s - M a n a g e d i ma g e s a re l i c e n s e d u n d e r v e r y c o n t r o l l e d c i rc u m s t a n c e s ,
w h i c h m a y i n c l u d e l i m i t s o n t h e l e n g t h o f t i m e t h e i m a g e c a n b e u s e d , t e r r i t o r y,
p u b l i c a t i o n t y p e , s i z e a n d ty p e o f b u s i n e s s e s . P r i c i n g i s d e t e r m i n e d b y a f o r m u l a t h a t
t a k e s a l l o f t h e s e f a c t o r s i n t o a c c o u n t . Ro ya l t y- F r e e i m a g e s c a n b e u s e d u n d e r a m u c h
b r o a d e r l i c e n s e t h a t d o e s n o t e x p i re . A o n e - t i m e l i c e n s e f e e u s u a l l y a p p l i e s t o t h i s
type of licensing model.

How are stock photographs acquired?
S t o c k p h o t o s a re ty p i c a l l y s o l d o n l i n e t h r o u g h w e b s i t e s s u c h a s A r t z o o k s . c o m a n d a n y
o f 2 0 0 - p l u s o n l i n e i m a g e d i s t r i b u t o r s l o c a t e d a ro u n d t h e w o r l d . U s i n g k e y w o r d s ,
image buyers can easily locate images and pay for them using a credit card, check or
o t h e r a p p r ov e d f o r m o f c r e d i t .
Protection for You
A s a c o n d i t i o n f o r a c q u i r i n g u s e o f a n y S t o c k Fo u n d r y i m a g e , c u s t o m e r s m u s t a g r e e t o
t h e t e r m s o f o u r E U LA ( E n d U s e r L i c e n s e A g re e m e n t ) . T h e r e a re s e v e ra l re s t r i c t i o n s
on usage, but the language that most affects you as a model appears as follows:

" L i c e n s e e m a y n o t u s e a n y i m a g e i n a p or n o g ra p h i c , d e fa m a t o r y, l ib e l ou s o r o t h e r w i s e
i l l e g a l m a n n e r, wh e t h e r d i r e c t ly o r in c on t e xt o r j u x ta p os i t io n w i th o th e r m a te r ia l s . "

S t o c k Fo u n d r y i s s e n s i t i v e t o t h e c o n c e r n s o f o u r m o d e l s w h o w o r r y a b o u t h o w a n d
w h e r e t h e i r l i k e n e s s m a y e v e n t u a l l y a p p e a r. We wa n t y o u t o k n o w t h a t w e t a k e t h e s e
c o n c e r n s v e r y s e r i o u s l y a n d w i l l d e f e n d t h e i n t e g r i ty o f y o u r l i k e n e s s ( a n d o u r b ra n d )
a g a i n s t u n l a w f u l u s e t o t h e f u l l e s t e x t e n t a l l o w a b l e b y l a w.

Differences between Fashion and Stock Photo Modeling
I n m o s t c o m m e r c i a l o r fa s h i o n p h o t o g ra p hy y o u r j o b i s t o s h o w c a s e a p a r t i c u l a r
p r o d u c t o r p i e c e o f c l o t h i n g . O f t e n y o u a re re q u i r e d t o d o l i t t l e m o r e t h a n p o s e a n d
s m i l e . In S t o c k P h o t o g ra p h y h o w e v e r, y o u a r e t h e s t a r. W h e t h e r i t ' s a s c e n e t a k i n g
p l a c e i n a n o f f i c e o r o u t s i d e w i t h a g r o u p o f f r i e n d s , y o u r re a c t i o n s t o t h e
e n v i r o n m e n t , s i t u a t i o n a n d o t h e r m o d e l s a re w h a t i s m o s t i m p o r t a n t . T h i n k o f o u r
s h o o t s a s m o v i e v i g n e t t e s d e s i g n e d t o t e l l a l i t t l e s t o r y.

Attire and What to Wear
M o s t o f t h e t i m e , y o u w i l l b e re s p o n s i b l e f o r y o u r o w n a tt i r e . P r i o r t o e a c h s h o o t , t h e
c r e a t i v e d i re c t o r o r p h o t o g ra p h e r w i l l p r o v i d e y o u w i t h s u g g e s t i o n s f o r w h a t t o w e a r.
I n g e n e ra l , a t t i re s h o u l d b e b r i g h t , c o l o r f u l a n d r e f l e c t i v e o f w h a t i s c u r r e n t l y i n s t y l e .
O u r fa v o r i t e c o l o r s a r e b r i g h t h u e s o f w h i t e , re d , p i n k ( f u c h s i a ) , o ra n g e ( p e a c h ) ,
green, light blues and yellows. If unsure about your attire, bring a change of clothes
with you to the shoot ( just in case).

Hair and Make-up
M o s t o f t h e t i m e , y o u w i l l b e re s p o n s i b l e f o r y o u r o w n h a i r a n d m a k e - u p . P r i o r t o
e a c h s h o o t , t h e c r e a t i v e d i r e c t o r o r p h o t o g ra p h e r w i l l p r ov i d e y o u w i t h s u g g e s t i o n s o n
h o w t o w e a r y o u r h a i r a n d w h a t m a k e - u p t o u s e . I n g e n e ra l , w e p re f e r o u r m o d e l s t o
h a v e a n a t u ra l l o o k , s o l i g h t s h a d e s a r e p re f e ra b l e f o r m a k e u p . B r i n g a h a i r b r u s h o r
c o m b w i t h y o u a s s o m e t i m e s w e s h o o t i n b re e z y c o n d i t i o n s a n d y o u m a y wa n t t o b e
able to freshen up between takes.

Props
S t o c k Fo u n d r y s u p p l i e s b a s i c p r o p s o n e a c h s h o o t , b u t i t i s a l wa y s a d v i s a b l e t o b r i n g
a l o n g p e r s o n a l p o s s e s s i o n s o f y o u r o w n t o f ea t u r e i n s o m e s h o t s . E x a m p l e s o f g re a t
i t e m s t o h a v e o n h a n d a r e : c e l l p h o n e s , P D A s , i Po d s ( e a r b u d s o r h e a d s e t s ) , b r i e f c a s e s ,
etc.

Model Release
A l l m o d e l s a r e r e q u i re d t o s i g n a M o d e l Re l e a s e ( u s u a l l y o n t h e d a y o f, b u t p r i o r t o,
the actual shoot). The purpose of this document is to extend your legal permission
for us to use your likeness in our stock photo products. The creative director or
p h o t o g ra p h e r w i l l b e h a p p y t o a n s w e r a n y q u e s t i o n s y o u m i g h t h a v e a b o u t o u r m o d e l
release.
Compensation
A l l m o d e l s a r e c o m p e n s a t e d f o r t h e i r p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n o u r p h o t o s h o o t s . Fo r m s o f
c o m p e n s a t i o n c o n s i s t o f m o n e t a r y p a y m e n t , e xc h a n g e f o r i m a g e s ( o n C D o r D V D ) o r a
combination of both. These options will be explained to you prior to the shoot. At
t h e c o n c l u s i o n o f t h e s h o o t , w e w i l l r e q u i r e y ou t o s u b m i t t o u s a p h y s i c a l i n v o i c e f o r
y o u r t i m e ( a t a n h o u r l y ra t e o f c o m p e n s a t i o n a g r e e d t o p r i o r t o t h e s h o o t ) . T h e
i n v o i c e w i l l b e c o l l e c t e d b y a re p re s e n t a t i v e o n s i t e a n d s u b m i t t e d t o o u r a c c o u n t i n g
d e p a r t m e n t o n y o u r b e h a l f. I n v o i c e s a re p a i d b y S t o c k Fo u n d r y I m a g e s w i t h i n t h i r ty
(30) business days. If you are unaccustomed to this procedure, we will supply you
with an invoice blank on set. Please note, you are solely responsible for collecting
a n y t a xe s t h a t m a y b e o w e d a s p a r t o f a re q u i re m e n t t o w o r k i n y o u r j u r i s d i c t i o n .

Do I receive copies of the images?
If you wish to receive a CD or DVD containing high-resolution copies of the images
featuring your likeness, you may request this as part of your compensation
a r ra n g e m e n t o r b y p a y i n g a s m a l l s h i p p i n g a n d h a n d l i n g f e e t o S t o c k Fo u n d r y a t a
l a t e r d a t e . I f y o u a g re e t o t h i s a r ra n g e m e n t , y o u w i l l b e p ro v i d e d w i t h a l i m i t e d e n d
user license that allows you to display these images as part of your personal portfolio
o n l y.

Am I restricted from working for other photographers or stock photo
publishers?
N o t h i n g i n o u r w o r k i n g a g r e e m e n t w i t h y o u p ro h i b i t s y o u f r o m w o r k i n g w i t h o t h e r
p h o t o g ra p h e r s o r s t o c k p h o t o p u b l i s h e r s . I n fa c t , w e e n c o u ra g e y o u t o l e v e ra g e y o u r
e x p e r i e n c e w o r k i n g w i t h u s t o f i n d a d d i t io n a l w o r k f o r y o u r s e l f, a n d a r e h a p p y t o
s e r v e a s a re f e r e n c e f o r y o u i n m o s t i n s t a n c e s .

Day of the Shoot
P r i o r t o t h e s h o o t , t h e c r e a t i v e d i re c t o r o r p h o t o g ra p h e r w i l l p r o v i d e y o u w i t h d e t a i l e d
i n s t r u c t i o n s o n w h e re a n d w h e n t o m e e t . P l e a s e b e o n t i m e ( o r i f p o s s i b l e , s h o w u p a
few minutes earlier). This gives us a chance to get acquainted, complete paperwork
a n d a n s w e r a n y q u e s t i o n s y o u m i g h t h a v e . I f f o r a n y re a s o n , y o u a re g o i n g t o b e l a t e
o r a r e u n e x p e c t e d l y p r e v e n t e d f r o m a tt e n d i n g , p l e a s e c o n t a c t u s b y p h o n e ( c e l l
p h o n e ) t o l e t u s k n o w.

On the day of the shoot, try not to be nervous. Our shoots are very informal and
u s u a l l y a l o t o f f u n . Fe e l f re e t o a s k q u e s t i o n s t h r o u g h o u t t h e s h o o t , a n d i f y o u h a v e
s u g g e s t i o n s , b y a l l m e a n s b r i n g t h e m t o o u r a t t e n t i o n . S t o c k p h o t o s h o o t s a re a
c r e a t i v e a n d c o l l a b o ra t i v e p r o c e s s w h e r e e v e r y b o d y ' s i n p u t i s a l w a y s w e l c o m e a n d
a p p re c i a t e d .

In the Event of Postponement
I f c o n d i t i o n s p re c l u d e t h e l i k e l i h o o d o f a s u c c e s s f u l s h o o t , s u c h a s ra i n , p l e a s e c h e c k
w i t h t h e c r e a t i v e d i r e c t o r o r p h o t o g ra p h e r t o s e e i f t h e s h o o t i s s t i l l o n . I f i t l o o k s
unlikely a shoot can take place, we will endeavor to get in touch with you, so please
do not assume a shoot has been automatically cancelled without conf irmation. If we
a r e u n a b l e t o s h o o t o n t h e d a t e p l a n n e d , w e w i l l u s u a l l y t r y a n d re s c h e d u l e t h e s h o o t
as soon as possible.

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