What is ARoadToPhotography.com?

ARoadToPhotography.com is the stock image licensing website dedicated to Photos & Videos by John & Laurel. John and Laurel Rodgers are Digital Nomads, freelance travel photographers, and videographers. All photos in ARoadToPhotography.com are from John and Laurel’s freelance travel projects. Because they are a freelance photography and videography couple, they plan their own travel destinations, length of stay and have virtually the freedom to travel to any city or any country in the world.

Why buy from ARoadToPhotography.com?

Exclusive true full-sized images This is the only supply source of John and Laurel’s photos and videos that are in full-size on the entire internet. Photos at distribution agency sites are downsized. Some photos are not available anywhere else.
Competitive price Selling license directly from photographer/videographer without middleman and commission, our competitive price even beats the leading stock photo company in this industry.
The Full collection of John and Laurel’s best travel works from the world’s top destinations are grouped by geographic locations. It is straightforward and easy to find the photos you are looking for.
Consistent quality All photos and videos are from John & Laurel Rodgers. Freelance travel photographers and videographers with the highest commercial level quality.
Worry-Free shopping Secure checkout with Paypal.
• License not only for commercial projects but also for personal use.
• Better communications and guidance/assistance with photo usage in projects.
• Establish a friendship besides a business relationship.
• Support photographer to encourage more fresh and original contents.

How can the license price be so low?

We distribute our work among stock photo licensing agents. It is not fair to charge more than industry standard price. As the price is so low, for single license purchase, we will not negotiate price and we appreciate your understanding. If you are interested in large volume purchases, send us a message and we will discuss discounts in more details.

What is Royalty Free?

Refers to the right to use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales.

What can I do with Regular RF license?

• Interior designs, home/office decorations
• Invitations, advertising, and promotional projects
• Online or electronic publications, including web pages, blogs, ebooks and videos
• School or university projects
• Social media post or profile image
• Decorative background on a personal computer or mobile device
For more details please refer to License Agreement.

What is Editorial License?

The Editorial license means the image can be used only for descriptive purpose – to illustrate a specific person, place or event in Newspaper, Magazine, blog, website, etc. It cannot be used for commercial purpose such as advertising, promotional material, product resale (prints, mugs, calendars, etc.)

For more details please refer to License Agreement.

What is Extended License?

Extended License allows prints, posters (i.e. a hardcopy) and other reproductions for personal or promotional purposes, resale, license or other distribution. It also expands our Regular Royalty Free license rights such as higher print copy counts limit.

For more details please refer to License Agreement.

What are the differences between Regular RF and Extended License?

Extended License covers the rights of Regular RF and in addition allows product resale and higher print counts. It also grants more extensive usage such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc.

What is the purchase process?

• First, you are required to register an account which takes only a couple of seconds with information such as your email and contact address (for invoice generation). Your information is safe with us. We would not share with third parties.
• Second, checking out your cart with Paypal. The process is handled by Paypal secure server without any risks. You can pay through Paypal (whether you have an account or not)or by major credit cards. No card information will be stored on ARoadToPhotography.com.
• After checkout, you will receive email with purchase record, invoice and download link of image. For further questions, please contact us.

What payment does ARoadToPhotography.com take? Is it safe?

Paypal and major credit cards. Yes, Paypal secure checkout is risk-free.

I saw the same image on shutterstock.com but the resolution is lower, why?

We reserved the full-size photos only for ARoadToPhotography.com. All photos on our website are full-sized. We chose not to send full-size photos to any distribution channel if we were selling it ourselves.

I saw the same image on dreamstime.com but the resolution is higher, why?

Please understand that Dreamstime upsizes image from jpeg to attract customers. What they called ‘tiff’, is actually upsized from jpeg. The upsizing adds no true additional quality to the image but actually degrades image details. You may find similar cases in 123rf.com.

Did you say “Bloggers Free”?

As long as you provide a link back to ARoadToPhotography.com and credit the author, the Blogger License is free. Contact us if you are interested.

How often do ARoadToPhotography.com collections update?

Monthly with new world famous destinations. Blog section updates more frequently with fresh original travel stories from John & Laurel Rodgers. You can signup for notifications or check ARoadToPhotography.com on a regular basis.

I love your work. Do you take assignment?

Yes, just send us a message and we will discuss further.