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Hello, my name is Lydia and I'm the photographer and manager of this stock-account. While there are several models working in single, couple and group shoots to provide interesting high quality stock photos, chances are it's usually me who's replying to your comments. Let me know if you need something or if you feel like a chat or want to know something about my models.
Have a look at the left to meet my regular models :)

:bulletgreen: STOCK RULES aka TERMS OF USE :bulletgreen:

The three most important ones:

Create an original artwork.
Credit my stock with a link to the image and/or the account.
Notify me via dA's new "mention-system" OR by note/comment when you've uploaded it somewhere off dA.

What is the "mention-system"?
Basically if you link a deviant by using the :icon: or :dev: code or if you post their thumb on the image description they will be notified automatically!
All necessary information can be found here:

Feel free to use my images as artistic stock and reference for photo-manipulations, drawings, paintings, sculpture, 3D or any visual media.
Do NOT use my images in an unaltered or barely altered way as commercial stock to illustrate ads, flyers, articles, youtube-videos, avatars, de/motivational posters or song-lyric-bases.

:bulletgreen: Additional rules and FAQ: :bulletgreen:

You may post your original artwork created with my stock anywhere (tumblr, personal webpages, facebook, etc) as long as you give appropriate credit to your sources.

For commercial use please contact me first!
I'll most likely give you permission anyway but if you use my model stock I may have to check back with the model, especially when it comes to manips and their faces are still clearly distinguishable)
EXCEPTION: The Apassionata photos are NOT to be used in ANY commercial way!

On dA: Do not repost my images as photography and do not use them to create your own stock (pixel doll bases, for example). Talk to me if you are unsure of whether it's okay to use my stock for your project.

Outside of dA: Do not redistribute my images anywhere without proper credit. Sharing on facebook, tumblr etc. is okay as long as you make it clear who created these photos, what they were created for originally and link back to this account and the terms of use.

Respect my models and refrain from any derogatory or fetishizing comments.

Concerning packs: Click on the preview image to see a bigger preview image. Click "download" to get all the single images (in a big version) in one rar-pack. If there are links in the descriptions you have the option to only get single photos of the pack, these single pics are located in my scraps.

Feel free to request or suggest a stock series or single images but since scheduling a stock shoot is always a bit difficult and often happens spontaneously I cannot promise anything. Politely worded requests have a bigger chance of being taken seriously.

I will politely decline any fetish-related requests.

UPDATE! All stocked out.

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 22, 2014, 8:20 PM


Well, I've almost completely cleaned up the archery subfolder (cause those are the photos I keep finding on other sites without credit). I deleted some of my earlier shots if the poses were way too similar or too blurry or just unusable for other reasons - I daresay nobody will miss them.
However, IF you have saved them to your computer already for whatever reason, you can STILL use them of course - regular rules apply.

I will continue the revamp and occasionally send out two or three pics of an older series to your inbox.
Huzzah! On to the upload-mobile!


So, this was my loot from our Scotland trip. Some landscape, some castles, some exclusives... I hope you can find something useful to do with these shots and I do appreciate any feedback whatsoever concerning non-model-stock, since I haven't done that in a while.

So far Edinburgh has been exeedingly nice to me. Apart from a major flu at the beginning and a little relapse last week I'm doing fine and I'm currently training for a tour guide job with Mercat Tours. So come April I'll be scaring unsuspecting visitors with terrifying stories of Edinburgh's past (plus the occasional ghost story) in the vaults underneath the town. Very much looking forward to that :)

I've also spent many hours around Holyrood Park and Arthur's seat, walking Tara, watching her despair over the grey fat squirrels mocking her from the trees. I couldn't be arsed taking my camera cause it's right in front of my doorstep anyway but sooner or later there'll be some more landscape stock and probably some more from Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle, oh and the sea is right there as well.
I'll put up a request journal in time, but I'm concentrating on finishing my training for now.

Stop! Revamp Time.

I will probably use the active downtime to revamp the gallery. I've mentioned it before I think, but there's a few things I want to do with my gallery in terms of better navigation and coherence and stuff:

+ Create accurate subfolders and sort stock accordingly
I've started this alread in case you noticed - the Warriors, Couples, Horses/Riders and General Model folders are already sorted, but some of the older mythology-themed images didn't quite fit. And of course some are still in packs which will also change.

+ Reupload packs as single images
Don't worry - it'll just be the good quality pics and not every single one. I did notice that I just was not capable of proper editing back then and there are quite a few similar ones in the packs. The packs will go into scraps, so they will still be available.

+ Add Terms of Use link to individual stock photos
If I see one more of my archery stock uploaded to that fucking "Instinctive Archer" site on facebook I will choke a bitch. I do realize it's just a "collection" site and technically that's fine but it still bugs me, hence the new non-intrusive watermark (of sorts). Btw, if you have archery-themed art - check that site... mostly they just just seem to put up everything they find on google, photos, drawings, manips, everything.

+ Add rules-link to image description
No big deal, really, just a matter of coherence cause I don't have it on most of my old pics and since I'm going through the gallery anyway I can do it right away.

So. That's the plan for now.
If you have ANY suggestions to improve my gallery, layout, navigation etc - please let me know!!
It'll be a buttload of work and I'd hate to have to do it all again just cause I realize "oh, I should've done that, as well!"

Casting Call!

I said it before, I'll say it again: if there's anyone among my watchers actually FROM Edinburgh or the area who is interested in a meet-up and maybe some joint stockventure projects, I'm absolutey in.
Likewise, if you have a trip to Edinburgh planned, shoot me a note, I can show you around if you like :)

  • Mood: Exhilarated
  • Listening to: Night Vale
  • Reading: Arthur's Seat
  • Watching: Buffy & Angel


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syccas-stock 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, this looks really cool! forwarded it to the model (who is half-hungarian himself, so I'm sure he'll appreciate it too)
I'm very happy you like it! :) Thank you!
slyshand Apr 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You've got some real badasses in your stock collection :)
I didn't know about deviantart's new notification system so I hope you got A notification and not like... 30.  EITHER way, good stuff, and I have a hard time breaking habbits.…

Hope you enjoy ^__^
syccas-stock Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, I only got the one, it's all good - and what a lovely surprise in the morning, as well :) I love sketchdumps and seeing one with just my stocks makes me really giddy for some reason XD practice makes you perfect and me happy :p
slyshand Apr 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That's good ^__^
I sketch dump and I animate (which is just a sketch dump in sequence), so I'll be back I promise!  And I always KNEW practice was good for everyone, you just help to prove it :)
syccas-stock Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, you could try some of motion gifs then ;)
ExclusiveArts-Studio Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:'s
JjMcKinney Apr 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
BigA-nt Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! Glad you like it! :iconmonkeydanceplz:
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