FAQ

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DO YOU SELL PRINTS OF YOUR WORK?

Yes, I do sell prints of my work. Please see the PRINTS page to enquire/order.