FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS




Q: How can I get more than one use out of an image?

A: Great question! All images are styled and shot in the highest resolution with great attention to detail so that you can crop each one down for endless uses! For example, the same desktop styling can be used as a home page banner with a shop announcement on your website, cropped into a header image and overlaid with your logo for your Etsy shop, used as the background for your Twitter page, cropped and overlaid with your logo for a blog header, cropped into a vertical and overlaid with text for use on your blog and pinned to Pinterest and then copped into a square and overlaid with text to make an announcement on Instagram...just to name a few ways!! 

We recommend checking out the #scstockshop and #scstockshoptakeover hashtags and follow us on Instagram to get inspired by how others are using their images!

 

Q: How do I find something to fit my brand?

A: We recommend that you start by searching by color in your brand color palette. From there, you can filter your results based on the type of image you need (verticals, images with tech screens, etc). For help choosing key images to build your brand around, check out our Start Here page!

 

Q: Can I use a Stockshop image on a product I sell or giveaway I offer such as an ebook, print, or free desktop download?

A: Unfortunately, no. Per our usage agreement you may not use an image (or part of an image) on an item you will be selling (such as an art print) or giving away in mass quantity (such as a free desktop download). The exception is traditional business cards or print collateral that are a part of your branded client experience. 

 

Q: Will there be lots of people using these same images?

A: No! Exclusivity for our clients is a big priority for us! With the exception of our free monthly images that we sent out to our SC Insiders, all other images and image sets are sold in quantities of 10 downloads each before they are removed from the shop for good!

 

Q: What if I purchase an image and it doesn't end up working out the way that I had hoped?

A: We believe so much in the power of professional looking photography to strengthen your brand and grow your business that we want to make this decision absolutely risk free for you. All of our styled stock images come with a 60 day, no questions asked, 100% money back guarantee!

 

Q: Are your stock images layered so that I can move props around?

A: The short answer is no. In order to keep the integrity of the styling, I do not layer my images. I put a lot of time and thought into the relationship of each prop and placement and want your finished product to look as natural and luxurious as it should coming from a commercial stylist! Let me take that tedious job of styling off your hands so that you can get back to doing what you are best at in your business!

 

Q: How can I sign up for the newsletter and receive free images?

A: It's easy!  Sign up here!

 

Q: Can I pay you to overlay my products for me?

A: Unfortunately we do not offer this service at this time. However, we do have some amazing tutorials that show you step by step how to add your products to our styled stock. Find these on our Tutorials page!

 

Q: Do I need Photoshop to add/overlay my products?

A: Most of our customers do use either Photoshop or Illustrator to add their designs to their stock. You can also use a free program like Picasa or Gimp.

 


If you don’t see your question answered here, please email us at shop@shaycochrane.com!

THE SERIOUS LEGAL STUFF

With this transaction Buyer acknowledges that the purchase comes with a non-exclusive limited use license so that the Purchaser may use the image for personal or professional use in the normal course of Purchaser's business.

Purchaser may crop the image and overlay the image with text or pdfs of product designs as fits Purchaser's needs, but Purchaser may not otherwise alter, edit or manipulate the image.

Shay Cochrane remains the sole and exclusive owner and holder of the copyright in the image and the Purchaser may not sell, lease, loan, transfer, assign, or give away the image or a derivative thereof or otherwise allow a third-party to use the image in any way.

The Purchaser may not use SC Stockshop images to promote styling related workshops, webinars, classes, how-to-style blog posts or newsletters, or any styling related training.

NOW, IN PLAIN ENGLISH

These images have been designed to become a part of your branding just like a logo or font choice.

As an entrepreneur yourself, you know how frustrating and discouraging it can be when people misuse, steal, giveaway or alter your work. With that in mind, please don't change the colors or move the props around - it just doesn't look as good (and infringes on the usage terms)!  

Feel free to crop the image any way that you want and overlay it with text or designs to help you to promote your brand and sell more products!  

By purchasing the image you are agreeing not to give the image (or a part of the image) away to anyone else in ANY way even if you turned it into a beautiful free e-book cover, or snazzy desktop screen savor.

It would also be just plain wrong to re-sell the image in any form such as turning it into an art print or including it in a website or other template design.  

Lastly, using an SC Stockshop image to sell your styling course, webinar or other styling related training is sort of false advertising. Show them the styling that YOU have done so that they know exactly what they are in for and can get excited!  This is not meant to scare you.  

If you have any questions or concerns about the legal use of our images please don't hesitate to shoot us an e-mail! We don't bite!