Terms & Conditions for Art Reference Use

RT Reference Photos offers photographs "By Tazi" (Natasja Walravens aka Tazi Brown) and by "RRW Animal Photography (Remco Walravens) 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.

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

*scroll down to read more about Exclusive/Sole Use.

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, NFT's 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 Extended Royalty Free licences are now directly  available on our website. Prices vary per photograph, as they are based on the standard royalty free license fee. These are the four options for sales prices of original art pieces, including prints merchandise, NFT's etc. Extended Royalty Free License 1: up to € 2.500,-
Extended Royalty Free License 2: up to € 5.000,-

Extended Royalty Free License 3: up to € 10.000,- Extended Royalty Free License 4: for over € 10.000,- The prices shown for the extended licenses for each image include Art Reference Use, high resolution download and the extension of the royalty free use. This means you can suffice with only purchasing the required Extended Royalty Free License.

If you require an extension on the license after you have purchased a Standard Royalty Free license, you can contact us.

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 prices depend on the photograph and can be requested by email (or a message via our social media).

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

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 www.RTreferencePhotos.com - September 2022