New to Fancycrave? Allow Us to Explain How Everything Works

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What is Fancycrave?

Igor Ovsyannykov started Fancycrave 4 years ago, completely from scratch. It all started in February 2015 when he decided to start giving away 2 free photos from his travels around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Laos, and Japan. The goal was to help fellow designers, small businesses, students, bloggers, and online marketers who want to convey their message in style. Things escalated quite a bit from there and Fancycrave grew in popularity. Today you can find our photos being used by Fortune 500 companies for social media, email newsletters, mockups, blog graphics, etc.

 

Who is Behind Fancycrave?

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Hi, my name is Igor Ovsyannykov. I’m the founder of Fancycrave. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read these words.

I love discovering new locations and taking photos. I’m here to help you visualize your world and bring your ideas for life. For my photos I use a Sony A7RII + lenses; Canon 85mm f/1.8, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, and my handy tripod for long exposure shots. I edit the photos in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Fancycrave is not concerned with quantity. Our focus is on providing photos that ooze class and make you proud to use them for your projects.

 

What Makes Us Different?

We take things to the next level. We send our photographers to different countries around the globe to take photos just for you. Imagine, you’re getting authentic, non stock, photos from countries like Japan, Singapore, Nepal, India, Thailand, Spain, Cambodia, and more while you sit in the comfort of your home or office.

Here is our 5 step process:

  1. Our photographers travel to unique and remote destinations.
  2. They take beautiful photos just for you.
  3. They edit each photo by hand using Adobe Lightroom.
  4. We package the photos and upload them to you.
  5. You download and use the photos for your personal or commercial projects.

 

How Do We Edit Our Photos?

We don’t just throw these photos inside Lightroom, run a preset, and export them. No we take things much more seriously than that.

We edit every single photos by hand. Each photo takes about 5-10 minutes. Sometimes the photo is underexposed, sometimes it’s overexposed, sometimes the white balance is off, sometimes the colors need to be adjusted, sometimes the skin tones are not correct, we solve these problems each time we edit our photos. Here is video demonstrating how we edit every single photo.

 

What is Our Business Model?

Our business model is very simple. Let us explain;

1. Every photo on our website (up to 800px wide) is free. You can use the free version for your blog post, social media, presentation, design, etc. 

2. If you want the full resolution of the photo (up to 6000px wide), the price is $0.99. 

3. Downloading every photo can get exhausting and expensive that’s why we have premium membership option. For $9.99 you will get access to all of our photos and photo packs, with new photos being added monthly. 

 

How Does The Monthly Subscription Work?

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Our membership saves you time and money by providing you with gorgeous, quality photos to help you easily craft your brand at an affordable price. Pictures are one of the most important component of anything online. They attract, persuade, and sell. They work for you while you’re sleeping.

For $9.99 a month, you’ll get access to ALL past and current photo packs, 1,240+ carefully curated images based on a common theme or location. As a valued Premium member, expect 50+ travel themed images carefully edited and delivered conveniently to your inbox each month.

 

6 Reasons to Join Premium

  1. Thousands of Unique Photos – Shot by independent photographers from real travels and adventures in Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Crimea, Spain, India, Singapore, and more exotic locations.
  2. National Geographic Style – Travel photos that bring color, emotion, and action to life. These pictures are meant to inspire, move, and stir your creative spirit. 
  3. Massive Images At 6000 x 4000pxThis will give you more freedom to use our images either for your digital projects OR as print products for your home or office.
  4. Ignite Your StorytellingPerfect for graphic designers, bloggers, artists, web designers, design agencies, and entrepreneurs.
  5. One Simple LicenseYou don’t need to worry about expensive licensing fees or complex legal procedures pertaining to copyright.
  6. Neatly Categorized CollectionsUnlimited downloads of ALL past and current collections, neatly organized so you won’t have to waste time downloading photos one by one.

This membership is for:

  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Freelance Writers
  • Social media agencies
  • Marketing managers
  • Photographers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Bloggers

 

 

FAQ’s

Can I use photos for commercial use (for client works, etc.)?

Yes, you can. All photos published on Fancycrave are licensed under the Creative Commons (CC2) license which grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Fancycrave for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Fancycrave.

What to do about logos or trademarks in our photos?

Just like on any other stock photo site, you’re responsible for how you use the photos. Be respectful to registered trademarks. If you want to be safe and let’s say there is an Apple product, you should write “Apple, the Apple logo and iPhone/MacBook are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.” The same goes for other brands. You are responsible for how you use the photos, we are just sharing them for free. All of these photos can be used as editorial images.

May Fancycrave images be used on Facebook and other social platforms?

Yes, you may use Fancycrave images on social media platforms.

Can I use photos in HTML/PSD/PowerPoint templates I sell?

Yes, you can. Attribution/credit greatly appreciated.

Can I use photos as a placeholders in my HTML/PSD templates or articles?

Yes, you can. Attribution/credit greatly appreciated.

Can I sell my PSD files with photos included in design?

Yes, you can. Attribution/credit greatly appreciated.

Can I print it on t-shirts?

Yes, you can.

Can I use it in my PowerPoint presentation?

Yes, you can.

Can I resell the photos?

The images are free, so do not even think of selling them!

Can I publish Fancycrave photos to my own site with free photos?

Only if you link the Download button to image page on Fancycrave’s website and people can then download it from Fancycrave’s website (do not use hotlinking). Resharing to other image sources (downloading from a different site) is not allowed.

How can I credit/mention you?

We are very happy for every mention! You can use ‘Photo by Fancycrave.com‘ with link to fancycrave.com or ‘Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov‘ with link to fancycrave.com. Thank you!