Wednesday, April 9, 2014
It's been a while since I've posted and for a good reason. I was on vacation with my family and took over 1500 photos. I'm so excited because I have a huge database for reference photos now.
I was just asked by a photographer from an online social networking site, "What are Reference Photos?".
Reference Photos are photos are photos that are used as a reference for derived works of art for artists with proper credit given to the photographer. Reference photos are not for duplication, reproduction or computer generated images, but rather for drawing, painting, whether it be pastels, colored pencils or another type of media. In the case of reference photos, for either a nominal fee or free the photographer grants permission to the artist for derived works of art, but still holds copyright of their images.
Please see The U.S copyright office and Wikipedia for more details on US copyright and international treaties to protect photographs. Here are the links:
Where to find reference photos on the Internet
I have a wonderful Free Artists Reference Photos community on Google Plus. In an effort to protect photos from abuse, you must request to join. Here is the link:
That wraps up reference photos for today. Look for new artwork and a final synopsis about the High School Senior I just mentored.
Tina A Stoffel
At an early age I discovered my love of art. Apparently it was evident when I was caught in my crib into painting all over the wall with some paints my mother had left out. I went on to take Drawing and Graphic Design courses at Herron School of Art. Painting has always fascinated me, so after collecting paintbrushes for several years, I finally started oil painting. I'm a self taught painter, and prefer oils. You will see my love for nature, music and animals reflected in my art. Additionally, my background in Advertising and Cosmetology provide a great foundation for color. I have many paintings planned and a few in the works. You can view my current works here: TinasFineArts.com