Frequently Asked Questions

Q What kind of camera gear do you use?

I currently have a Nikon D90 body and four lenses: a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 for low-light, a Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 for telephoto, a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 for wide-angle, and a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 1:1 for macro.

Q What is stock photography?

A stock photo is a photo that is readily available for use in projects and thereby serves to save the designer the time and expense of having to arrange a photo shoot. Stock photos are widely used in web design, news articles, print & packaging, books & magazines, and many other uses.

Q What does royalty-free mean?

Royalty-free refers to the right to use licensed images without having to pay royalties for each use or a selected period of time. By comparison, a rights managed license grants a one time use specified by the license and must be relicensed for other uses. All images sold on Wild Retina are royalty-free.

Q Can I sell images that I have purchased?

No, reselling the images is strictly forbidden. Purchasing an image grants you the right to use it in design elements of commercial products, it does not grant permission to resell the image itself.

Q Do you offer refunds?

Yes. If you are unhappy with an image, please let me know within 7 days of the purchase and I will refund your money. Please understand a refund negates your right to use the image commercially.

Q Can I modify your images to claim new copyright on them?

You are welcome to modify the images, but doing so will not change the copyright on them.

Q Do your people photos have model releases?

In cases in which a face or person is identifiable, yes, a signed model release has been obtained and filed. In cases in which a release is not possible, the image will be listed as editorial use only.

Q Where can I use the images?

Free use of images is limited to personal use. Purchasing an image will grant you, in addition to a high resolution file, the right to use the image for a wide variety of purposes, including commercial websites, print & packaging, public areas, brochures, business cards, billboards, store displays, presentations, and more. See the commercial use page for full details.

Q Can I use your images to create online galleries?

No, free or commercial use does not allow redistributing large numbers of my images via other galleries. The galleries here are carefully categorized and easy to link to, you are welcome to direct others here for gallery viewing.

Q Why help others? Won't more photographers mean more competition?

It might. But I already have a head start, so the competition is at a disadvantage! I believe the free exchange of information and ideas can make the world a better place if those who have benefited from such a system will reciprocate and help another in return. I myself learned from free online materials. There is also the fact that this isn't exactly a nonprofit website. =)

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