You have questions, and here are some answers.
Refund Policy and Payments
What is your refund policy?
Once you purchase and download the image, the sale is final. Healthy Stock does not offer refunds for downloaded files.
Returns will only be considered based on technical issues with the file or downloading issues at the sole discretion of Healthy Stock. If you have a problem with an image, please contact support: Email here.
I don’t have a PayPal account. Can I still purchase photos?
Yes, you can. Healthy Stock uses PayPal because it is a well known and trusted online payment service that accepts all major credit cards.
You can use a PayPal account to purchase photos or you can purchase as a guest where PayPal just handles the payment transaction.
Do you offer corporate accounts or invoicing?
Not at this time. Healthy Stock is brand new, so for now, pay as you go per image is how the site works.
Do you offer discounts on bulk purchases?
Yes. I’m cool like that. If you are planning to buy 5 or more images at one time at the $9.99, $24.99, or $199.99 prices or you are buying 20 or more images at one time at the $1.99, $3.99 and $5.99 prices, please email support and I will send you a discount code. Discounts can vary depending on how much you are buying so do ask!
Why does my purchase receipt have Vibrantly as the company name?
Healthy Stock is a brand of Vibrantly, our parent company, so all business transactions are done under the Vibrantly business name.
I’m having technical difficulties with the site, where do I go for help?
If you are having technical difficulties with Healthy Stock, please contact support: Email here. I am a one-person operation at the moment, so please be patient with response time. I will do my best to be in contact within 24 hours or less.
About Healthy Stock
Why are you only selling photos of plant-based food?
Because I got tired of looking at boring vegan food pics in stock photography sites. Kidding. Ok, not kidding. More importantly, aren’t you tired of looking at a red apple on a white background or an iceberg lettuce salad with a token cherry tomato and cucumber slice?
Plant-based, vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian eating is on the rise. As an artist, I want to help energize the plant-based movement by offering beautiful, warm, appetizing food photos at affordable pricing that look good in blogs, social media, presentations, and apps.
My style of photography looks like something you’d see on one of your favorite Instagram foodie accounts. In fact, I hope I am one of your favorite Instagram accounts. *shameless plug* Please follow @thehealthystock on Instagram.
Seriously. You shoot on an iPhone?
Seriously. For realz. And amazingly, I take better photos on an iPhone than on a fancy DSLR. The fact that I don’t have to shut one eye and look into a tiny hole to take a pic apparently makes a difference.
Why is your selection small?
We all have to start somewhere, right? Healthy Stock launched in 2017 starting with 180 images and as of October 2018 there are now 410 images. I’m focusing on quality versus quantity.
I discovered the Symbiostock photography platform that let’s independent artists sell their photography, illustrations and videos, and thought cool! I’m going to start selling my photos. Living the dream! So, I’m also learning how to run a web-based commerce business myself.
Healthy Stock is an indie artist owned and managed royalty-free stock photography site so I appreciate your good will and support as I start out and figure out how to make this site a well oiled machine.
How often will you upload new images for sale?
Healthy Stock will grow over time. For now, since I’m starting out, new images will be added to inventory as soon as I can. I apologize for the vagueness. The best way to be one of the first to know when new images arrive is to subscribe to our newsletter.
What licensing options are available?
As of January 2017, Healthy Stock offers two types of licensing: Standard and Extended. We also carry images that are for editorial use only. Details are available on the Licensing page.
What does “Buy Out” an image mean?
The Buy Out option on Healthy Stock photos means that the image becomes yours, and it will be removed from the Healthy Stock inventory. Copyright will be transferred to you with the option that I, the photographer, can use the photo for portfolio use only.
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Are your photos sold on other stock photography sites?
No. For now, all of the photos on Healthy Stock are exclusive to our site and on Symzio, a sister site of Symbiostock.
If you see any of my photos on other stock photo sites, please let me know. At a later time, I may consider selling my photos on other royalty-free stock photo sites but right now I love the idea of being able to offer my photography at more affordable rates for activists, bloggers, and non-profits to help grow the plant-based movement.
When you purchase from Healthy Stock you are supporting a vegan, woman-owned business, and independent artist helping to make the world a better place which makes you a really cool human that I greatly appreciate!
What is Symzio?
Healthy Stock is a member of the Symzio Network. Symzio is not just another stock photography site, it is a contributor run agency made up of independent photographers, illustrators and graphic designers licensing royalty-free and rights managed images from our own sites and collectively through Symzio with simple realistic pricing.
In a nutshell, Symzio is artists helping artists as a collective which I am happy to do so. Cool, huh? So please, help the cause and buy images on Symzio as well, and tell your friends. Please support other independent artists.
You said you are vegan. Why am I seeing photos of meat, dairy or eggs on Healthy Stock?
As I mentioned earlier, Healthy Stock is a member of the Symzio network and part of our agreement is to display their widget which features images from other artists within the network.
Any animal-based photos displayed on the widget are from other contributors of Symzio, and I have no control over that content. In fact, I’m probably the only vegan food photographer on Symzio so that means my vegan photos are showing up on the meat eating sites so that’s a positive.
Every image shot by me on Healthy Stock is vegan.
I’m inspired by your iPhone photography, and would like to take better food pics on my phone. What is your secret?
Why thank you! Here are 5 of my best tips on taking better food pics on a mobile phone.
I’m a brand and would like to hire you for a project. Are you available for hire?
ABSOLUTELY! Please contact me: Email here.
Thank you! I appreciate your business.