Terms & Conditions for Art Reference Use

RT Reference Photos offers photographs "By Tazi" and by "RRW Animal Photography" for art reference use and are only to be used as reference for (non-digital*) artworks. Purchased images may be used solely by the person who purchased the photograph. You may use a purchased reference photo more than once. It is however not allowed to forward, share or give it to others. You may of course refer them to us to purchase their own.

*Digital art is not allowed, with the exception of digital drawing. But using the original image to create digital art by using filters, apps, edits etc. is not allowed.

Art reference use of our images 
Using our images as a reference for your art is not free. We ask for a small fee to support us as amateur photographers. This fee includes royalty free use* of the image(s) and (if required) a high resolution download of the images(s).

*scroll down to read more about Royalty free Licenses.

Most images are available for prices between €10,- and €30,- per photo. 

Standard Art Reference Use License, including Royalty free use up to € 1.000,-
For art that is created for personal use or to be offered for sale under € 1000,-, (one thousand) a 'Royalty Free License' is included in the Standard Art Reference Use License. If you expect the price of your art piece to be over € 1.000,-, an Extended Royalty Free License is required.

Extended Royalty Free License
If you expect the price of your art piece, including prints, merchandise etc. to be over € 1.000,-, we offer you the possibility to purchase an Extended Royalty Free License in advance, instead of asking for 10% or the royalties. The following prices are in addition to the standard prices and can only be requested by e-mail as we personalize the licenses. 

If you expect your asking price will be
Between € 1.000 and € 5.000,- the Extended Royalty Free License is € 75,-
Between € 5.000 and € 10.000,- the Extended Royalty Free License is € 250,-
Over € 10.000,- the Extended Royalty Free License is € 500,-

To request an Extended Royalty Free License or for more information, contact us or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

Your Art piece
Your art piece may be entered in competitions, exhibitions and/or sold if you have purchased the image for art reference use. You may also sell prints, merchandise etc. of your art piece.

When you purchase 5 photographs to use as a reference, you pay for 4 photos. This translates into a 20% discount on your total purchase when buying 5 or more photos in one order. Do make sure to enter the coupon code 5=4 before check out.

Exclusive Use for art reference
If you wish to create an exclusive art piece, it is possible to claim 'exclusive use' or 'sole use' for art reference on a photograph. If the artist and photographer can agree on the price, the photograph will be marked on our website as 'No longer be available, sold for exclusive use' and will no longer be available for other artists. The copyright will remain with the photographer at all times, thus the photographer has the right to publish, print, share and sell the original photograph for anything other than art reference. The Exclusive Use License includes full royalty free use of the image.

The price for exclusive/sole use depends on the standard image price, the expected sales and your selling price, so there can not be a set price for it. 

For more information or to request 'Exclusive/Sole Use' on your favourite photograph(s), feel free to contact us or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram. 

Reference For Art Class/Tutorial License
Art teachers can use a reference photo for their classes or online tutorials/courses by purchasing a Reference For Art Class/Tutorial License. The following prices are in addition to the standard prices per photograph and can only be requested by e-mail as we personalize the licenses. This licenses includes the usage of the reference photo for all students.

If you expect to have 25 students the Art Class/Tutiorial License is € 250,-
If you expect to have over 25 students, please contact us.

To request an Art Class/Tutorial License or for more information, contact us or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

The original photographs
Original photographs are only to be used by the person who purchased said image(s). You may not use, reproduce, distribute, sell, modify, transmit, revise, reverse engineer, republish, post (on social media or your personal website) or create derivative works (where applicable) of said images without my prior written permission.

Copyright of all photographs, will always remain with the photographers "By Tazi" (Tazi Brown/Natasja Walravens) and "RRW Animal Photography" (Remco Walravens).

All of our images include a subtle watermark e.g. "By Tazi" or "RRW Animal Photography" in one of the bottom corners. The watermark "RT Reference Photos" will not show on the original download.


Images from our social media
Most of our images found on our social media are available to purchase for art reference use. (Exceptions can be images that have been purchased for 'exclusive/sole use*'). We are reuglarly uploading new images, so if the one you like is not yet available here on our website, do not hesitate to contact us. 

This website is facilitated by Zenfolio.com In other words, they offer the shop where we can sell our products (in our case digital downloads). All procedures and communications like the order confirmations are standard formats. We cannot make any modifications. The order confirmation is the only invoice available. We have personalised the website and have our own domain, but for the functionality of the website we are dependable of Zenfolio. Any issues related to download failure, slowness or other errors is their responsibility and out of our hands. We need to contact their service center to help. This may cause a slight delay in getting an answer or a solution. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Once you have downloaded a purchased image, it is not possible to get any refunds as digital items cannot be 'returned'. 


Changes to Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to revise these Terms & Conditions, to correct any errors, omissions and changes on and to this website at any time without notice to you. You are bound by such revisions so we encourage you to visit this page frequently to stay informed.

Terms & Conditions of for Art Reference Use RT Reference Photos - November 2021