The commercial and event photography industry was turned upside down due to the global Covid-19 virus pandemic causing events and performances to be cancelled. Necessary lockdowns and social distancing measures in place around the world to curb the spread of the infectious novel coronavirus meant a halt to some business activities and new ways of working.
Where did this left our photographic work? Documenting and visual storytelling of events, tradeshows, performing arts and marketing activities had been a long standing staple for us here at Reel Monkey, and though we missed covering them and working with clients immensely we increased our stock photography collection whilst we were confined to our homes.
We now have over 4000 high resolution quality authentic stock images available to download and license through the portfolio of our Director and principle photographer, Mehul Patel, with more in the archive pipeline. Get in touch with us if you have any specific stock photography needs. Our images are varied and illustrative to help in producing editorial media or conceptual imagery for book covers or commercial campaigns.
We've put together this short video below outlining the categories and our range of imagery.
Glossary of common stock photography terms:
License - A legal agreement made between an image user and a photographer or agency to specify how an image can be used.
Copyright - Almost all images have copyright. When you purchase a stock image you are purchasing a license to use that image. Stock images are not 'copyright free' or 'monetarily free' to use generally. The copyright is not exchanged when an image is licensed, it is still held by the agency or photographer.
Royalty Free (RF) - This is a licensing term used in the industry of stock photography that enables a stock photo buyer to use a purchased photo as many times as the license outlines in their terms and conditions without having to pay another royalty to the photographer or agency. Royalty Free images are not 'free' to use.
Rights Managed (RM) - This is a licensing term used in the industry of stock photography that enables a stock photo buyer to use a purchased photo for a particular and controlled use and is licensed according to that use and terms. eg - usage on the cover of a book / magazine with print run of 50,000 copies or on the homepage of a website for 3 year period.
Editorial Use only - A term where the stock photo can only be licensed and used by the buyer for editorial uses only. For example media articles, inside books and not for any advertising or commercial use. The stock image is likely to feature recognisable people or property without any signed clearances for commercial use.
Reel Monkey Productions Ltd,
LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street,
Leicester, LE1 1RE
+44 (0) 7968 345518
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