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About Photography / Hobbyist Official Beta Tester LydiaFemale/United Kingdom Groups :iconmanstock: ManStock
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United Kingdom
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, premade backgrounds etc). 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.

Still Alive...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 5, 2014, 9:38 AM

This was a triumph...

...I'm making a note here.... huge success.

Yes. Moving to Edinburgh so far has been a success. I absolutely love my tour guide job, even though being self-employed is not exactly going to keep my fridge stocked in winter (yes, priorities! I gotz them!). I shall take care of that little issue when it arises.
So far I'm happy screaming at people, scaring them shitless and whipping and hanging them occasionally. I also have a big black billowing cloack. What's not to love?

So yeah, job is keeping me busy as I just started doing city coach tours, as well. Lots of history studying and route planning and not much time for tedious things like stock gallery organizing. I'm still not entirely done with that but ah well, it's all up there - maybe not in a pretty packaging but soon. Soooon.

I'll be back home in Austria next week for a wedding, btw. Lukas and Kat (you may know them from the archery gallery) are getting married and I'm going to take lots and lots of photos. We'll see if I put some of them up here, I'll of course have to respect their wishes in that area. But if we're lucky the weather is all nice and there'll be a fire show as well, so I'll definitely try and see what I can get.

So yeah, this is really just a heads-up. Still alive and happy.
Hope you're all doing well ^.^


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 Glasgow or the general South Scotland 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: Joy
  • Listening to: Josef Hader
  • Reading: history books soooo many history books
  • Watching: adventure time
  • Playing: Mirror's Edge


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mshellee Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav ;)
mcelsouza Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I used your wonderful stock here:…
Thank you!
Bazylia-de-Grean Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Thank you for the fav! :)
einstein64k Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the +fav on The Saurian Games Hug 
PeopleEveryday Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Insanely amazing stock.  Will definitely use for reference.  Thank you so much for assisting so many artists out there.
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're truly welcome :) thank you for the kind words
elanorofthewild Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry I forgot to notify you about using your stock photo - I guess the pic made its way around to you anyhow :) Thanks for the add - hope you liked the drawing!!
syccas-stock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem at all ;)
elyio Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you Here's A Fav :givefav:Icon-Heart-Wen
TheRebornAce Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav!
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