What is bestcityscape.com?

bestcityscape.com is the stock image licensing website dedicated to Songquan Photography. Songquan Deng is a New York based freelance travel photographer with the expertise of travel and cityscape. With many years of experience working full-timely in stock photo industry, Songquan Deng’s travel photos are seen in big brands such as National Geographic, Yahoo, Business Insider, Forbes… His photos are also used in a big variety of formats such as book cover, CD cover, video display in Times Square, newspapers, magazines, postcards, calendars… All photos in bestcityscape.com are from Songquan Deng’s freelance travel projects. As not belonging to any companies and working for himself, Songquan Deng plans his own travel destinations, time length and virtually has the freedom to travel to any cities and countries in the world.

Why buy from bestcityscape.com?

  • Exclusive true full-sized image. This is the only supply source of Songquan Deng’s photos in full size in the entire internet. Photos at distribution agency sites are downsized. Some photos are not available elsewhere.
  • Competitive price. Since we sell license directly from photographer without middleman and commission, our competitive price even beats shutterstock.com, the leading stock photo company in this industry. 
  • Full collection of Songquan Deng’s travel and cityscape works with the world’s top destinations. Grouped by geographic locations, it is straightforward to find the photos you are looking for. No need to shop elsewhere.
  • Consistent quality. All photos are from Songquan Deng – our freelance travel photographer with the highest commercial level quality.
  • Worry-Free shopping. Secure checkout with Paypal.
  • License not only for commercial projects but also for personal use.
  • Better communications and guidance/assistance with photo usage in projects.
  • Establish friendship besides business relationship.
  • Support photographer to encourage more fresh and original contents.

How can the license price be so low?

We distribute Songquan Deng’s work among stock photo licensing agents. It is not fair to charge more than industry standard price. As the price is so low, for single license purchase, we may not negotiate price and thanks for your understanding. If you are interested in large volume purchases, send us a message and we will discuss discounts in more details.

What is Royalty Free?

Refers to the right to use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales.

What can I do with Regular RF license?

  • Interior designs, home/office decorations
  • Invitations, advertising and promotional projects
  • Online or electronic publications, including web pages, blogs, ebooks and videos
  • School or university projects;
  • Social media post or profile image;
  • Decorative background on a personal computer or mobile device;

For more details please refer to License Agreement.

I need a print hanged in my office. What should I do?

You can get a Regular RF license which allows you to create your own prints. You have the freedom to choose your own printing services such as Wal-Mart, Walgreens, shutterfly.com… saving big $$$. Check the image resolution information in the product page to fit your projects. A reference to printing size vs. pixels can be found at http://www.urban75.org/photos/print.html
To save the hassles, you are also welcome to click ‘Buy Prints’ to choose a big variety of print products fulfilled by FineArtAmerica.

What is Editorial License?

The Editorial license means the image can be used only as descriptive purpose – to illustrate a specific person, place or event in Newspaper, Magazine, blog, website, etc. It cannot be used with commercial purpose such as advertising, promotional material, product resale (prints, mugs, calendars, etc.)

For more details please refer to License Agreement.

What is Extended License?

Extended License allow prints, posters (i.e. a hardcopy) and other reproductions for personal or promotional purposes, resale, license or other distribution. It also expands our Regular Royalty Free license rights such as higher print copy counts limit.

For more details please refer to License Agreement.

What is the differences between Regular RF and Extended License?

Extended License covers the rights of Regular RF and in addition allows product resale and higher print counts. It also grants more extensive usage such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc.

What is the purchase process?

  • First, you are required to register an account which costs only couple of seconds with information such as your email and contact address (for invoice generation). Your information is safe with us. We would not share with third parties.
  • Second, checking out your cart with Paypal. The process is handled by Paypal secure server instead of by bestcityscape.com without any risks. You can pay by Paypal if you have account or by major credit cards. No card information will be stored on bestcityscape.com.
  • After checkout, you will receive email with purchase record, invoice and download link of image. For further questions, please contact us.

What payment does bestcityscape.com take? Is it safe to shop?

Paypal and major credit cards. Yes, Paypal secure checkout and risk free.

I can’t see the full size preview, is the photo quality good?

As we have been in commercial stock photo industry for many years, all images at bestcityscape.com have the highest commercial level quality. Check a full size sample (Resolution: 7261×4845; File size: 32.3M)

I saw the same image on shutterstock.com but the resolution is lower, why?

We didn’t send full size photos to distribution channel and reserved only for bestcity.com. All photos in our website is full-sized.

I saw the same image on dreamstime.com but the resolution is higher, why?

Please be noticed that Dreamstime upsizes image from jpeg to attract customers. What they called ‘tiff’, is actually upsized from jpeg. The upsizing not only adds no true additional quality to the image, but also degrades image details. You may find similar cases in 123rf.com.

Did you say “Bloggers Free”?

As long as you provide a link back to bestcityscape.com and credit the author, the Blogger License is free. Contact us if you are interested.

How often do bestcityscape.com collections update?

Monthly with new world famous destinations. Blog section updates more frequently with fresh original travel stories from Songquan Deng. Keep an eye on and check bestcityscape.com on a regular basis.

I love your work. Do you take assignment?

Yes, just send us a message and we will discuss further.