CAN I USE YOUR FOR PHOTOS FOR FREE?
Absolutely not! As a professional photographer, I receive requests for free images on a regular basis. Part and parcel with requests for free images premised on budgetary constraints is often the promise of providing “credit” and “exposure” as a form of compensation in lieu of commercial remuneration. There are two major problems with this.
First, getting credit isn’t compensation. I did, after all, create the images concerned, so credit is automatic. It is not something that I hope a third party will be kind enough to grant me. Second, credit doesn’t pay bills. In short, receiving credit for an image I created is a given, not compensation, and credit is not a substitute for payment.
So the bottom line is that although I certainly understand and can sympathise with budget constraints, from a practical point of view, I simply cannot afford to subsidise everyone who asks.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
The most frequently used equipment to be found in my Lowepro cases are:-
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras · Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Lens · Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens · Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens · Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM Lens · Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Control · Lee Polariser, ND & ND Graduated Filters · Sandisk Extreme 8 & 16GB Compact Flash Cards · Sandisk Ultra 120GB Solid State Backup Drives · Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod · Manfrotto 391RC2 Photo/Video Pan & Tilt Head · Powertraveller Solargorilla & Powergorilla
HOW DID YOU GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY & ARE YOU SELF TAUGHT?
After returning from a round the world trip in my early 20’s I decided to enroll on a part time photography course to learn the basics. After a few weeks I was hooked and took the camera with me everywhere, watching and learning how the quality of light could make or break a picture. I constantly read books, magazines, articles online, and experiment.
HOW DO YOU POST PROCESS YOUR IMAGES & WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU USE?
I always try to compose & capture the images as best I can in camera, using the best light, so that I don’t need to spend too much time editing them on the computer. This means I only need to make minor adjustments to levels, curves, saturation as well as slight cropping and dust removal using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. All images published on the internet are embedded with a digital watermark using Digimarc for Images software.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION?
Mongolia is one of my favourite countries in the world which offers the chance to step back in time to a simpler, age old way of life. It is a magical place to visit, and in my opinion remains one of the last unspoilt travel destinations in Asia.
DO YOU SELL PRINTS OF YOUR WORK?
Yes, I do sell prints of my work. Please see the PRINTS page to enquire/order.