“Ever heard of a collage? No, not the place you earn a degree. A group of photos pasted together on a page or board … a glorified form of scrapbooking. Well, when you use all your own photos, things are easy. But there can be copyright issues when doing collages in a more professional realm with photos other than your own. Based on a friend’sand her own bad experiences with copyright issues for pictures in their collages, Denise Bossarte decided enough was enough. As a professional photographer, Denise decided to put together a collection of her pictures for others to use without the fear of copyright infringement. And so Fabulous Flora: Cactus #1: Copyright Free Images for Mixed Media and Collage Art was formed. The book contains 30 unique images of cacti on their own pages so you can cut one photo out without cutting one on he other side. There are two pages of big photos followed by a page with two smaller copies of those same photos, for a total of 30 large and 30 small photos ( two copies of each picture).
I love looking through photography books, so I grabbed Denise Bossarte’s book, Fabulous Flora, expecting a normal “art” book. When I realized her goal, providing artists with quality photographs to use without fear of reprisal, I was thrilled. Not only are the photographs of the cacti gorgeous on their own, but the format makes it easy to cut out pages to use in projects. A splendid offer for the art community. The work of a generous and caring soul. Beautiful work, great mission.”
– Reader’s Favorite 5 star review
“Are you an artist who revels in creating collage images using found objects, including pictures from magazines and greeting cards? Or how about images off the internet? There are plenty of images to browse on the internet, but what images can you safely use without suffering a lawsuit from an angry photographer? You certainly weren’t planning to steal anything; certainly not someone else’s work. Even if you sourced the image, you could still face charges. It makes the simple thought of quickly finding that perfect image something that you want to avoid at all costs. Even if the collage work of art actually glorifies the original image.
Fine art photographer, poet and collage artist Denise Bossarte, has come up with a solution to help all of us in our pursuit of that perfect image. She has produced a number of books that contain only her photographs. And the best part is that these images are available for everyone to use. Glorious Gardens #1: Do Your Art Your Way: Copyright Free Images for Mixed Media and Collage Art is a collection of spectacular art photographs of – you guessed it – beautiful gardens and flowers. Although the book may well be intended to help collage artists find the images they need to create inspiring works of art, the images make it the perfect coffee table picture book with its images that one can admire over and over again. The images are bright, clear, and full of brilliant natural collages of color. It’s a garden lover’s dream to view images such as these. Well presented and a great idea!”
– Reader’s Favorite 5 star review
“Do you love flowers? How about water lilies? Fabulous Flowers: Water Lilies #1 by Denise Bossarte was created as the answer for those people that need to use royalty free stock images of water lilies. As you look through the pages of this book, you will see over 20 beautiful and colorful water lilies of all shapes and sizes. You will see the lilies positioned from different angles, from vertical and horizontal, to close up and panned shots, while the lilies sit in the water on or around lily pads. Denise became aware of some lawsuits that occurred around royalty free images and decided to create this book to share her work with others; remember these images can be used freely. If you are looking for water lilies and other beautiful images, this book is a part of the Do Your Art Your Way Series, which offers a variety of other images that you can use royalty free. All Denise asks is that you just get creative.
This is a great book to have if you’re seeking royalty free images. While some websites give the impression that the images on their site are free, it is important to read the fine print, then choose your images carefully. Images are important when they accompany words. When these two come together, it creates a feeling or an appeal that would otherwise obtain different results. Like on social media, the likelihood of a blog post being opened is higher when it’s accompanied by an image. If it’s Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media sites designed to inform or connect with your target audience, lead with an impressive image. If you need a water lily image, pick up this book.”
– Reader’s Favorite 4 star review
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