'Plan B' is dedicated simply to the supply of professional high quality stock photographic images for both commercial, marketing, and magazine / book use within the business and publication sectors. Offering either exclusive or rights managed options on work by multi award winning commercial photographer Tim Wallace through our syndication program directly. We often work with art directors and buyers to provide creative high quality photography that can really add value to a project or editorial piece. Our main server holds a truly massive catalogue of work that covers mainly our specialist field of automotive car photography as well as additional content such as yachts and general commercial work and engineering photography. All our work is ready for use and can be supplied in both high resolution and web resolution with files being transmitted anywhere in the world quickly and efficiently for our clients.
This service from Ambient Life offers a real cost efficient opportunity for designers and business to acquire high impact professional quality work at a fraction of the cost that a commissioned shoot would cost.
Most of the imagery on our main website is available for licensing as a stock photograph for commercial or editorial needs unless otherwise stated and we would always advise you contact us to discuss your needs even if at first your chosen image appears unavailable as close image alternatives maybe a solution.
Licencing and what it actually means
All of our work is shot on high end digital equipment such as Hasselblad giving you the assurance that quality is not something that you need to be concerned about unlike some $10 stock libraries. We also are very proud to have an extremely comprehensive library of automotive car photography including such prestige brands as Aston Martin featuring classics such as the DB5 through to the world famous £1.2 million pound Aston Martin One77 that photographer Tim Wallace recently shot at the Aston Martin Design Centre in Gaydon England. We also supply stock photography in other area's such at landscape, environment and lifestyle for editorial use and we are always happy to through options with Art Editors and Marketing Directors to ensure that you get the right photography for your project.
Image licensing is available to all registered businesses, such as advertising agencies, book and magazine publishers, marketing industries, government bodies and more. The licensing fee is calculated according to type of publication, reproduction size, print run, territories and licensing rights.
Please contact us for more details regarding options available.
Stock Image Supply
Please note that images for stock usage are available as high-resolution TIFF files as standard and other formats upon request at no additional cost normally. Electronic FTP delivery is preferred, but images can be provided on media such as CD / DVD if required.
For all stock enquires please call +44 7816615604 or alternately mail us as 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
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Sometimes people can find the whole area of licensing and copyright very confusing. In simple termsCopyright
is about who owns the images.
is about who has the right to reproduce the images.
This can be both Non-exclusive or Exclusive and means that the image is licensed for a specific purpose or use.
Sometimes referred to as 'Royalty Free' and 'Rights Managed'
The buyer pays a licence fee for the use of the image. Be aware that another buyer can also purchase and use the same image however,
hence 'Non-Exclusive' The buyer must specify, each time: intended use, media, territory and duration.
Pricing is based on intended use, media, duration and territory.
Exclusive (Rights Managed)
The buyer pays a licence fee each time they use the image.
The buyer obtains exclusive use of an image under the terms of the licence: these terms may affect the use, media, territory and/or duration in which the image can by used by other buyers.
Rights protection can be an advantage for high-profile projects such as ad campaigns and promotions.
Pricing for this type of licence varies and very much depends on the terms for the image use being requested.
If 'exclusivity' is required then you should typically expect to pay between 25-40% more to guarantee an exclusive licence against the image / images for the period agreed, normally 6 months.
*Please note that where an image is already under 'exclusive' licence the completion date of this licence is shown in the gallery view for that item.
Please mail Ambient Life with the image (s) details including site reference number and include details of your requirements, we will then contact you quickly with availability and price.
Royalty Free licensing
This is the simplest form of licensing and the price is driven by the actual image file size to be provided.
*Please note that not all Ambient Life Images are Royalty Free.
As a customer you will pay a one-off fee. You are not required to pay royalties to Ambient Life on the use-by-use basis.
Be aware however this type of license in NOT exclusive and you will not know who else is using the image.
Typical Royalty Free Image Rates
SMALL 1Mb 96dpi Typically 6"x10" (Adobe 1998/ CYMK/RGB) £220
MEDIUM 10Mb 300dpi Typically 5"x7" (Adobe 1998/ CYMK/RGB) £270
LARGE 28Mb 300dpi Typically 9"x12" (Adobe 1998/ CYMK/RGB) £370
SUPER 48Mb 300dpi Typically 11"x17" (Adobe 1998/ CYMK/RGB) £450
Model and Property Release
Please note that you will be required to state intended use and under what format regardless of license as some images may require a 'release' to be presented. A model release or property release is a written agreement between the model or property owner and the photographer where the model or property owner has granted the photographer permission to use the photographs commercially. Releases generally permit the use of the image or images for all purposes.
However there are exception where the use could be deemed controversial, sensitive or defamatory. However it is your responsibility to decide if a model and/or a property release is necessary for the intended image use.