Lock down, again

Lock down, again

We’re back in lock down again. It’s not quite as strict as the last time but lock down all the same. Restrictions on meeting people and visiting other households have been tightened as have restrictions on selling alcohol. Restaurants, bars and coffee shops are...
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...
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...
How much is that camera?

How much is that camera?

I hark back to the days of film when you bought a camera and used it until it got broken beyond reasonable repair or it was worn out. Now some camera manufacturers bring out a new model every couple of years. I think Canon and Nikon work on a four year cycle which is...