(Closed) All i need is ONE stock photo, HELP!!!

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Well any image that you reproduce and you are not a creator of, you have to pay for. Especially, the ones that you find online. There is rights that protect artists and their art work. Istock is actually the cheapest source of decant design work for general public. You can buy few credits for about $15.00 which is a pretty good deal if you found there what you are looking for. If you hired a designer or illlustrator to do something similar for you it would take them at least an hour to do and they charge minimum $45.00 an hour for freelance work.

I hope that helps.

 I would just pay on istock and in less than 8min you’ll have your image.

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Istock is only $18 for 12 credits – that should get you what you want.

Post # 5
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ok…now I know I’m not being very moral here but I think that as long as you’re not using it for commercial purposes its fine. If you find a friend that knows how to use photoshop, or even if you are very careful on microsoft paint, you should be able to take care of it. 

Post # 6
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would strongly advocate only using media legally.

Post # 7
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

You have to pay for it because that is how the artist makes money and is able to keep producing work like this. If you don’t pay for it, what incentive do they have to make any more art? Or, worse, they might INCREASE prices in the future if they find a lot of people pirating (yes, that’s what it is) their work, in order to compensate for lost revenue. So, just pay the $20. Just because you can download/view/print something from the internet doesn’t mean it’s scott free, or should be.

Post # 8
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

istockphoto.com is the best choice (I’m a professonal designer…and I sell stock on that site, too)!

Post # 9
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

As far as moral issues, I must say, while yes if someone else did work and you are making money from it I think that is wrong.  But I don’t see how someone is hurt by this woman printing some wedding programs. To the bride, if you have moral issues, just ask someone to try to reproduce something similar. 

Post # 10
14 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

uhm. people pay to have wedding logos designed all the time. that’s like saying you don’t see how someone is hurt if a bride breaks into a floral shop and steals all the flowers for a weekend and then brings them back the monday after her wedding.


the artist could very easily sue you, and i’m pretty sure that would put a bit of a damper on your wedding.

Post # 11
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i agree, op should pay for it, or draw something herself. although she isnt making money off of it, it it still copywrited art. and people not paying for rights hurts the artists who make a living off of designing art.

if you edit out the copywrite mark and try printing at a public printer like kinkos, they may recognize that it is copyrighted and ask for proof that you were given rights to it before they print it for you. it would not be fun to design the program and not be able to print them.

Post # 12
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is completely not helpful at all but that is a really cute image!

Post # 14
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know my Fiance does web work and purchases photos on Istock without having a subscription.  I know for a fact that you can purchase that one photo on Istock without a subscription.

My Fiance also said that depositphotos.com is another less expensive option compared to Istock.com.

I think that if you really want a good quality image, you will need to pay some money for it, but since I am sure it doesn’t need to be a large photo, it shouldn’t be very expensive.

Have you found that exact photo on Istock and priced it?

Post # 15
271 posts
Helper bee

I think as another poster had already said, with Istock, as with most stock websites, you can buy them individually, just buy around say, 12-18 credits or whatever you need and that will buy the photo without you paying for a sub.

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