Reference Photo Library

Over 2,400 beautiful reference photos for you to paint from!

High-resolution photos that you can view and download on any device. You can also filter by common tags. 

A "Dan's favorites" section containing photos I have painted or plan on painting. 

Paint from these photos without worrying about copyright issues. 

One-time payment for lifetime access, including updates. 

Lifetime Access for Just $37USD

Reference Photo Library

Hi, I'm Dan Scott

I’m the artist behind Draw Paint Academy, which I run with my wife Chontele. For the last seven years, we have dedicated our lives to helping aspiring artists.

Much of my "painting" time is spent looking for subjects to paint. I make sure to take reference photos whenever I see a potential subject. There are now over 2,400 photos that I turn to whenever I need inspiration.

I'm offering access to this Library to make it as easy as possible for you to paint. The Library will also give you insight into what I think makes for a good subject.

Dan Scott

Avoid the Minefield of Copyright Issues

You can use the photos as you please (just don't resell them, of course). Paint them, print them, download them. I don't even mind if you want to sell paintings based on these photos.

My Personal Favorites

A special bonus of joining the Library is access to my personal favorites. These are photos that I have painted or wish to paint.

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Lifetime Access for Just $37USD

Paint Some of the Most Scenic Locations Throughout Australia and Around the World

The photos were taken in stunning places such as The Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, Noosa, Gold Coast, The Routeburn Track in New Zealand, Bali, Western Australia, Cairns, and Tasmania.

The photos are also filterable by common tags, such as:

  • Animals
  • Beaches
  • Buildings
  • Landscapes
  • Mountains
  • Rivers and Waterfalls
  • Rocks and Cliffs
  • Seascapes
  • Clouds
  • Sunsets and Sunrises
  • Forests
  • Water Lilies
  • Trees
  • Reflections
  • Fog and Mist
  • Flowers
  • Bridges
  • Boats
  • Interiors

What to Expect Once You Buy

Once you buy, you'll get a welcome email and instructions on how to access your student account.

You'll be able to access the Library from your dashboard on any device, as long as you have an internet connection. From there, you can view and download high-resolution photos to paint from.

If at any point you have issues or questions, you can just send us an email and we will be happy to help.

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied, just send me an email at within 60 days of your purchase for a full refund. Simple!

Lifetime Access for Just $37USD

If you have any questions or you are not sure how to purchase, you can email me at