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Welcome publishers, photo researchers, art directors and graphic artists!
Thank you for considering me as a source for your stock photo needs. My photo collection contains approximately 50,000 images - carefully edited, razor sharp and with dramatic lighting. My subject coverage is continually growing and evolving with environmental, societal and industry trends. I shoot a variety of compositions and include room for copy in the images, to suit diverse publishing needs and layouts.
All photos have been taken according to high ethical standards of nature photography.
Because of the rapid growth of my files, I often have photos that are not yet listed in the stock lists. Please contact me with your request. If I don't have the photo you need, I may be able to recommend a colleague who does.
I'm currently developing a searchable database for the site, so you'll soon be able to search my photo collection by keyword. In the interim, please browse the image galleries on the site, check the stock lists above, or contact me directly with your request. The more specific you can be in your request, the better I'll be able to select images that meet your needs.
Image Selection - Sending You Previews
Previews can be emailed or FTP'd to you as 72dpi, approx 400x600 pixel jpegs. Each preview file averages approx 100kb. A copyright notice is prominently embedded on each preview image, but naturally this will not be on the high res file delivered to you for publication.
My photos are available for licensing - in essence 'rented use' for a given period of time. Licensing fees are based on how the photo will be used and the level of exclusivity you require. For quotes, please provide information on: type of use (editorial, corporate, advertisement), media type (magazine, book, website, etc.), size, circulation, distribution (local, national, international) and length of display time.
Photo Format and Image Quality
My photo collection contains a mix of original 35mm slides and high resolution digitally-captured files.
Most of my new images are made with Canon's top of the line EOS 1DS mark III and 1DS mark II camera bodies - the DSLR industry leaders. This camera produces large files with a native resolution of 60MB and 48MB, respectively. The files, which can be upsized for huge reproductions, rival the scans of medium format film.
35mm slide images are mostly from Fuji Velvia 50 and Provia 100 pro films, both fine-grained films with rich saturation. In house slide scans are done with the Nikon Coolscan V ED film scanner, producing files approx 55MB in size.
Digital files are prepared in Adobe RGB-1998 color space at 8bits. The file can be provided in most popular formats such as TIFF, JPEG, PSD, EPS, etc according to your needs.
Getting the High Res Files to You (options):
1) By email (JPEGS)
2) Uploaded to my FTP site for you to download.
3) FTP'd to your site.
4) CD or DVD sent by courier/mail.
I do not offer Royalty-Free use of my photos.
Free-use (non-profit) Requests
Due to the amazing number of requests I receive to use my photos for free, I no longer respond to free-use requests, for both practical (office time constraints) and philosophical (value of photography) reasons. I actively support several outstanding conservation organizations, but of my own choosing.
Most of the photos that include people are model released. Copies of model releases are provided upon request.
Captions & Subject Info
Because of my intimate knowledge of the locations and species I photograph, I'm able to provide the background information you need for captions and for making very specific photo choices (ie. subspecies).
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