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Where to buy Background and Overlay images.

Posted: Tue, 15th Mar 2011, 12:51am

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FXhomer112052

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Hi,

I just purchased PhotoKey 4 Pro and am ready to get started. I know that FX sells some CD's with background/overlay images, but is there anywhere else that you guys are getting your images from? I'm using these for a green screen event business and we only print 4X6 prints, so resolution is really not an issue.
Posted: Tue, 15th Mar 2011, 1:25am

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Why buy? Go to google images and SEARCH for what you want smile
Posted: Tue, 15th Mar 2011, 3:03am

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Axeman

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Some people need to be able to use their images for commercial purposes, and therefore need to have copyright approval to any images they use. That's why they buy rather than borrowing any old thing off the internet without getting permission.

I know TubeTape also sells a variety of backgrounds and overlays, and www.creativesparx.com also has some nice looking stuff. Otherwise, any photography supplier is likely to have access to a variety of digital backgrounds, especially the larger ones like www.bhphotovideo.com or www.adorama.com .

Of course, don't overlook the obvious fact that you can use your own images as backgrounds as well. When you have your camera in hand and see a spot that would make a nice background, take the shot, and start a collection of your own background images for future use.
Posted: Tue, 15th Mar 2011, 9:25am

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Simon K Jones

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If you Google for 'stock images' or 'stock photos' you'll find a huge number of stock retailers. We tend to use iStockPhoto.com quite a lot.
Posted: Thu, 17th Mar 2011, 2:52am

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FXhomer112052

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Yeah, I've looked at iStockPhoto.com but their prices too pricey for what I need. I'm looking for an inexpensive bundle of images that I can present to a client when they hire me for a job. Right now, the cheapest that I've found is from TubeTape and free from deviantart.com. Is there any other source that I'm missing?
Posted: Thu, 17th Mar 2011, 3:25am

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Axeman

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Well, I mentioned 4 other ones just above, in addition to the backdrop bundles available from FXhome.com.
Posted: Thu, 17th Mar 2011, 4:11am

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2xZProductions

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http://www.pond5.com/ I love this site. TO DEATH. It's awesome I believe reasonably priced.
Posted: Thu, 17th Mar 2011, 7:21am

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FXhomer164474

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Axeman wrote:

Well, I mentioned 4 other ones just above, in addition to the backdrop bundles available from FXhome.com.
Yeah thanks for the advice. I checked them out and did find some stuff that is useful.
Posted: Fri, 8th Apr 2011, 4:08am

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timcosby

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ebay has a lot of digital backgrounds to offer.