I am proud to be a member of a group of the worlds best digital artists. I am a student in this class learning how to make composites from my photos. While this group of amazing artists are the best at what they do, most are not photographers. So, I am providing many of the artists in this group edited and unedited model images to be used in their composites. These world class editors only make our work look better.
I actually do this in a couple ways. By providing the group/class 20 images per month, my fees to take classes are waived. Additionally, for those artists who choose to, can purchase additionally images from my model photo stock library for a small fee.
As the photographer and copyright holder of my images I am fully within my rights to do whatever I wish with my images, including selling or licensing them. On the other hand, I also pass through commercial rights to my models so that they can also sell posters, prints etc etc. There is so little money to be made in this business that I am happy to see anyone make a few bucks here and there.