Stock providers on deviantart.com are very many and very varied. Many provide pre-made backgrounds, or costume-clad models set against a contrasting background to make the cutting out easier for photo manipulators, or get out there and photograph stunning landscapes, seascapes, stormy skies, natural textures, etc. for our benefit.
Whichever way they bring their stock to us, most of it is outstanding and highly useable.
The qualifications for being included in this list are that the provider has posted more than 100 stock images – hence the title ‘prolific’.
Here I am bringing to your attention the accounts of more than 30 stock providers. All have their own rules of use for both within and outside of deviantART, so by clicking on the image you will be directed to their profile where you will find their rules of use along with all of their other outstanding stock images.
For the purposes of this list I have selected just one image from each stock provider, which as you can image, is not greatly representative of the work they produce as many of them have hundreds and even thousands of deviations – so please visit their galleries to fully understand the quality of their stock images. Also, this is very far from a comprehensive list of good stock providers on deviantART – these are just a few that have stood out in my searches.
Stock Image Providers are very often the un-sung heroes of photo manipulations. Although they are often credited on the page of the manipulation, they are rarely showcased in their own right.
Many stock providers are very multi-talented, being good photographers, designers, manipulators and more.
If you think I have missed a deviantART stock provider worth mentioning, please leave a link in the comments below.