Stock Photography Pricing

Welcome to Chester Simpson's web site. This site is owned and operated by Chester Simpson, LLC and / or its content providers. All of the content shown on this site, including, but not limited to photographs, images, text are the exclusive intellectual property of Chester Simpson, LLC and / or its content providers. The Content is protected by US and international copyrights. No Content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, manipulated, altered, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without Chester Simpson's  written permission and / or a payment of a fee or other arrangement. These images are NOT ROYALTY FREE and are NOT WITHIN the PUBLIC DOMAIN. You may only view the Content for your personal, non-commercial use. Use of the content for any other purpose, including but not limited to use of the Content as the basis for another photographic concept or story concept, is a violation of Chester Simpson's copyrights and or its content providers. Those interested in licensing images seen here can reach Chester Simpson, LLC  at 703.931.8911. In the event of an infringement of these user agreement terms, you will be notified and invoiced the industry standard Triple Fee for unauthorized usage and/or prosecuted for Copyright violations.

Some images have restricted usage, but all images presented for viewing on this website are registered with the

US Copyright Office. Unauthorized reproduction of these images is prohibited by law. In addition, for images purchased in hard copy (print) form, you may not recreate or reproduce the images, in whole or in part, including by photographing, photocopying, scanning, faxing or any other means. Thus, the hard copy you receive from us is the only copy you may use. No transaction will be conducted below the minimum licensing fee of $200. We do not grant free commercial licenses solely in exchange for credit or links.  

Chester Simpson Photography, LLC reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of these images or clips. If you violate our intellectual property you may be liable for: actual damages, loss of income, and profits you derive from the use of these images or clips, and, where appropriate, the costs of collection and/or statutory damages up to $150,000 (USD).

The pricing of an image depends on how the image is to be used.

Here are four considerations that will effect the pricing:

1. Use of the license - ie: website, magazine, book, brochure, greeting cards etc.

2. Size of the image's distribution - a typical print run could be from 10,000 to 500,000.

3. Size of image used: 1/4 page, full page, cover , etc.

4. Countries where the images are to be distributed: North America, Europe, etc.

Also to be considered, is the image to be for one-time, exclusive, or unlimited use.

Our goal is to develop long-term working relationships with our clients, and we will do our best to meet your budget considerations and use requirements

If you have found an image on this site, or would like to request a submission, or a price quote please contact

Chester Simpson

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