|I visit various ZOOs to take many pictures of interesting animals: in my gallery, you can find mostly wolves, foxes, big cats and marine mammals, but also some other creatures which deserve attention I am also trying to bring you information about animals to share the knowledge |
Welcome to my gallery, dear visitor!
|The main rule is: ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT.|
Even if I do not like what people did with my work, I will always treat them nicely when they at least tried to somehow credit me. On the contrary, I will always hunt down people who repost / use my shots without at least an attempt to show that it is my work.
How to give credit? Probably the best way is something like “Original (link to original photo) taken by :devwoxys”. But “original by woxys” is fair enough. For people who use my art outside of DA, please, always use a full link to my account “Photo belongs to Woxys: www.woxys.deviantart.com”. The link to particular original photo would be appreciated.
Other rule: never cut my signature, please. Cutting my signature is allowed only in situation 8
1) Can I use your photos as a drawing / painting / sculpture reference?
Yes, you definitely can! I am always pleased when other artists use my photos as an inspiration for their own art. So just give me a credit and send me a link to your final work. I will fav it I usually consider such inspired art to be the property of the author who referenced (especially when he/she use my art just to find out how to draw details, like paws of the foxes), but rather contact me before commercial use. But in 99 % cases it would be fine
2) Can I use your photos for photomanipulations and brushing?
Yes, you can. Again, credit me and send me a link to your work, so I can fav it. In this case, the commercial use of such modified photos might be problematic, so always contact me before you plan to sell your work. If I see there is just a minor change (especially kids love to modify just the colour of the animal’s eyes), I would not be happy if you were selling such art.
3a) Can I use your art for any commercial purpose? For commercial purpose, I mean: a logo of a company or any other business, a poster, a motive for ANY thing which is for sold/sell, simply any use that might generate profit, even secondary (a logo, a cover for a book, blah blah blah….). Even if this is just "referenced" - like for example using my photo of a leopard and turning it into a STYLIZED logo/graphic or a T-shirt design / puzzle design.
No, you can not use it for profit without my written permission. I do allow people to use my work for commercial purpose under some condition, but it is always non-exclusive right (so I am still allowed to use and sell my photos). It is always a pleasure for me that somebody wants to use my art and if we finally make a deal! But sorry, I want money. I am too poor to just give my photos away there are only two subjects which might get my photos for free and I would deal with them on particular issues. Thanks for understanding.
3b) What about dA commisions? Can I use your photos in that way?
In this case, contact me, please, I will do my best to help
4) Can I use your photos on Facebook / Twitter / any other social network?
I am very happy and grateful when people SHARE my work. That’s the point – if you want to use my work on Facebook and other similar social sites, please, always SHARE, never repost. Simply share a link, never download my photo, uploading it in your own gallery. After all, it would be against rules of Facebook if you do that. Please, try to consider how original artists feel when they see Facebook accounts posting their art, which gets hundreds of shares so original artists totally lose control over their own original creation. The same applies to site like “Pinterest”, “Tumbr” , “We heart it” and other similar pages. I hate them. I hate them with passion.
5) Can I use your photos for my school work/project like a presentation about some animal species which needs some illustrative images?
Yes, you can. Please, do not forget to give me a credit. The rule is the same: “Photos belong to Woxys (Woxys.deviantart.com)”.
6) Can I use your photos for a blog / my site?
I am not very happy about ANY reposting of my work, but I understand many people love to write articles about animals and so and they are not able to complete them with their own photos, while I am lucky to be able to snap animals. So yes, you can use them, but ALWAYS give credit, please. And NEVER cut my signature - this rule is especially important when it comes to posting my shots outside of DA. And it would be very appreciated if you stated that nobody else is allowed to take those photos from YOUR blog/site for other use. Also, please consider the number of photos you use for such purpose. Up to 10 would be nice
7) Can I use your photos for a roleplay?
This does not make me happy at all, but… yes, you can. But please, up to three photos and always give credit. And I would appreciate if you did not cut my signature. There is also a great site for free role play photos! => www.dawnthieves.de/Web/index.p…
8) Can I use your photo for an avatar / Facebook icon?
For avatar here on dA: yes, you can, just give me credit and make the photo some 200x200 px small.
For Facebook: only if you upload it as 50x50 px version. Also, please, give credit.
For Facebook Timeline motive: you can upload only it that size which is required by Facebook itself for such motive and please, put a “Woxys” sign on that photo and give credit, please.
In this case, you might cut a signature, because it would make a total mess in such a tiny picture
9) Am I allowed to use your calendars and free wallpapers?
10) Am I allowed to print your photos?
Yes, but only for private use like decorating your room walls the same rule applies to downloading photos, setting them as wallpaper. Private use for one computer is ok. Downloading the photo and sending it to your friend, who would not even know me so he would upload it on some “free wallpaper website” definitely IS NOT ok
Thank you for respecting this. If you want to know more about my "credit is needed", read here before you rant, please! ===> woxys.deviantart.com/journal/D…
|Here is the list of ZOOs and parks I visited: |
ZOO Brno (my "home" ZOO)
ZOO Lešná / Zlín)
ZOO Ohrada / Hluboká nad Vltavou
ZOO Praha / Prague
ZOO Ústí nad Labem
ZOO Dvůr Králové nad Labem
Station for handicaped animals Pasíčka
Exhibition Sea world Prague
Terárium Praha Dubeč
ZOO Nuremberg (Germany)
ZOO Duisburg (Germany)
ZOO Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
ZOO and Aquarium Berlin (Germany)
Tierpark Friedrichsfelde Berlin (Germany)
Bavarian forest (Germany)
ZOO Bratislava (Slovakia)
ZOO Vienna (Austria)
ZOO Salzburg (Austria)
Ernstbrunn Game Park (Austria)
Steppentierpark Pamhagen (Austria)
Do you want to use my work? Then READ, PLEASE.Hi pals!! Thank you
I get many questions from people who want to use my photos somehow – I state they need my permission, but I am too busy to answer their notes and comments at the same time. Very stupid situation that is in fact a trap for all those who are polite and really ask for permission
That’s why I decided to create some general rules.
And to make it user friendly, I chose the form of questions and answers.
I hope they fit any situation you might think about, but if you get any idea, please, do not hesitate to comment!
Those rules will be also on the main page of my account and I will link to them through every of my new deviations
RULES FOR USING MY WORK
The main rule is: ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT.
Even if I do not like what people did with my work, I will always treat them nicely when they at least tried to somehow credit me. On the contrary, I will always hunt down pe
|As you migh know, I am offering you ANIMAL CALENDAR 2014 for free! |
You can print it and keep it without paying me any money. But if you are happy with it and if you want to please me in return, I founded this - so you can donate some points I would use those points to buy a subscription
And if you want to please a poor girl, you can use my e-mail address - email@example.com to send me few dollars through www.paypal.com thank you
Thank you for every single point or cent!
|People, please, there is no need to thank me for faves - I faved your art, because I liked it! Once more, do not thank me for faves, please |
Please, do NOT post chain letters!