Not taking stock

Not taking stock

I’ve reduced my output for stock even further over the past month. I’ve sent a few images to Alamy but that’s about it. I’ve been taking photographs of things, people and events that attract my attention with no aim in mind other than improving...
Taking stock

Taking stock

I haven’t been getting out and about so much recently, mainly because of the pandemic and this means I’m not producing as much as I’d like. It’s partly because there’s not as much going on as usual but also demand for stock images has reduced drastically and...
Imagination and Images

Imagination and Images

With mostly shooting images for stock its rejuvenating to take some time and produce photographs to be printed and displayed on a wall. I sell prints on Fine Art America and its a different type of work than I would send to a picture library. Most of the work I send...
The Royal, Bangor

The Royal, Bangor

It doesn’t seem like six years ago but the Royal Hotel closed in 2014. I sometimes had lunch there and coffee when it wasn’t lunch time. I didn’t know it then but the hotel dated from 1773 although it had been rebuilt in 1932. When people said it had...
Race to the bottom

Race to the bottom

Shutterstock, an Image licensing platform has drastically reduced the commission rates paid to photographers from 1st June to as little as 15 percent. Contributors can increase commission rates depending on sales but the sting comes every January when everyone resets...