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Introduction & Company Background:
Who is iStockphoto?
iStockphoto is the internet's premier royalty-free stock photography community, where designers can search and download over 4,000,000 images, from as low as a $1.00 each. Our international community of photographers and administrators work tirelessly to bring over 14,000 new images each week!
How does iStockphoto work?
iStockphoto works on a system of micro-payments, which allow you to purchase images in quantity. Images cost between 1 to 28 credits per download, depending on the file type and image size.
Credits are $1.40 each, and a minimum purchase of $18 is required. Substantial discounts are offered for quantity purchases.
When you are logged in, credits can be purchased from our secure, SSL encrypted purchase page. Credits purchased with VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal are added to your account immediately.
How did iStockphoto get started?
iStockphoto started in February 2000, with its first contributions by bitter.
Bruce Livingstone, founder of iStockphoto.com, iStockPro.com, Evolvs Media Inc and Webcore Labs Inc, conceived the iStockphoto engine. Today its community operates the site, members upload and maintain the database of files. Teams of highly trained Inspectors research each file for quality, authenticity, copyright infringement, categorization and accuracy.
When do I need a model release?
If the images that you are submitting have an identifiable human face, then you will need a model release.
Where do I find the Model Release form?
You can get a sample model release form in PDF format at
Do I need a model release if I'm the only one in the picture?
Yes, every valid image on iStockphoto with an identifiable person (or face) requires a model release. This includes; the deceased, self-portraits, children (minors), movie stars, political leaders, etc.
How do I get a model release for a deceased relative?
The executor of the person's estate would have to sign. If there is no executor, a family member, preferably the next of kin, would have to sign on behalf of the deceased relative
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Vetta images are hand-picked by a team of high-performance iStockphoto editors for:
Exquisite art direction
Intelligently executed concepts
We're proud to unveil this collection available only at iStockphoto. Vetta exists because of the passion and tenacity of our Exclusive artists. Experience Vetta's creative prowess for yourself.
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use the Content in design template applications for resale, including, without limitation, website templates, flash templates, and brochure design templates;
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