OzImages Stock Photography Library
OzImages offers commercial photo users fast direct access to quality digital photography from 400+ international freelancers. OzImages is a co-operative of specialist photographers, with contributors based in over 50 countries, working in every imaginable field, covering an amazing array of subjects ... each with their own distinct photographic style.
OzImages offers a range of powerful photo research tools for photo buyers in a hurry, as well as entertaining options for anyone just wanting to browse the complete digital image collection for ideas and inspiration. At OzImages researchers and photographers deal direct ... creative-to-creative ... avoiding agency fees & commissions, and building productive business relationships.
If you'd like to know more, we've added some additional information below, or else you can get started immediately with one of the following links:
For Photo Buyers we offer fast direct access to diverse collection of quality images via a cutting-edge platform, backed by old-fashioned personal service.
For Photographers we offer a simple but powerful web-based marketing package, that increases their exposure and reach, but still guarantees total control.
In a time when Fast-Food style stock photography is the norm, we take a step back and encourage real-person connections and foster long-term business relationships between the people who create the images and those who publish them.
Documentation & All The Legal Stuff
As a Business-2-Business service provider, we have a number of legal and ethical obligations, so you'll find links to the inevitable fine-print in the footer of this page.
For those who have a tendency to skip over the long-winded legal stuff, we've also included a plain-English summary below.
Please Note: This is offered as a convenience and an overview ... and you should take all reasonable care, read the official documents in full, and if in any doubt whatsoever, seek professional advice.
Website Terms & Conditions
BY using the OzImages International website, you acknowledge that all photographs are the legal property of the respective photographers. They are not to be used without the explicit consent of the photographer. There are no free images here.
We also offer a selection of non-Photographic content, in particular blog posts, articles, videos and ebooks. These are offered for your personal use only and my not be reproduced, sold or otherwise distributed without our express permission.
We offer a number of forums where visitors, Clients and Members can post content of their own. We do not accept any responsibility for that content. We do monitor these forums as best we can and we do reserve the right to remove any content without notice or consultation, but you read these forums at your own risk.
We offer a variety of downloads -- software, ebooks, videos etc -- that we believe to be safe and virus free, but it is your responsibility to scan anything you download, and ensure it is safe to use on your system.
We make no official endorsement of any product or service on this site. We may pass on personal recommendations from time to time but it is your responsibility to perform your own due diligence and evaluate the product or service for yourself.
We only require minimal personal information for you to register to use our services, as a Photo Buyer or as a Photographer. This is used to identify you as you move around the website, save your preferences and allow you to use various interactive functions. It also allows you to login at a later date and not have to start over.
There are other places where you'll be prompted for additional personal information that is required to complete specific business transactions between photographers, photo buyers and OzImages.
You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of our complete package of services and features.
We do not share any of this information with any other organisation or individual. We store it securely and take your privacy very seriously.
We encourage you not to share the passwords & usernames associated with your account.
We do not provide services or sell products to children under the age of 18.
If you submit info to a publicly available profile page, you acknowledge that the info is going to be freely available to anyone visiting our website. The internet being what it is, you accept that said info may be mined, copied or syndicated to other websites by third-parties beyond our control.
Therefore, you should not publish any information you consider personal, private or otherwise sensitive.
Email & SPAM
OzImages International conducts a lot of it's business via email, so we make every effort to ensure our activities are not considered intrusive or abusive to those who make use of our services.
Emails Sent From OzImages Admin
OzImages keeps in touch with our registered users -- Clients, Members and Pending Members -- via newsletters. You may opt-out of those newsletter at any time.
We also reserve the right to contact any users with important updates & one-off announcements outside the newsletter structure. If you wish to opt-out of those, you should contact Admin to cancel your account.
OzImages also uses autoresponders to share additional information. These are entirely optional and every message sent in this manner will always contain a simple unsubscribe option.
Clients may receive automatic responses to their actions on the OzImages website. Certain actions might also initiate an appropriate Photographer/Member response. These are assumed to be pre-approved by the Client.
Member Photographers are required to make at least one valid email address available at all times. That address is never made publicly available on the OzImages website, but is used for all member contacts.
While all care is taken, no responsibility can be accepted for misleading, fraudulent, abusive or offensive emails sent by third-parties via the OzImages website. The onus is on the Member to substantiate the details and respond accordingly.
OzImages' core service is to provide a platform for business-to-business contacts between a large number of photographers and an even larger number of photo buyers, so by definition we are going to generate a large volume of email.
So basically we're looking for common-sense and simple courtesy. We rely heavily on email and unnecessary spam complaints hurt everyone. So if you have any concerns at all, please check with us.