Notes from a dark room…

December 31st, 2012

It’s Christmas, and at Christmas along with a Turkey, too much wine and The Queen on the telly I normally have a ‘tidy’ up which consists of sorting through my in-tray and general year’s paperwork detritus and forming it into two neat piles. ‘Keep’ and ‘Chuck’. However this year was different… Read the rest of this entry »

copyright symbolI’ll keep this short because I just want you to be aware of the excellent post that has been written by author Roni Loren on her blog. She was sued by a photographer recently for using, without prior permission or licence, one of their images on her blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Well. It’s been a busy few months here, I hope you’ve all been well. I’ve been hard at work launching incamerastock my new non-exclusive stock agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Living France magazine

August 14th, 2011

Just a quick post (after that lengthy last one!) about an image. Discovered a nice cover image sale to Living France magazine a couple of days ago. It’s a shot of Monflanquin, a small medieval town in the Lot region of South West France. Taken in the heat of the day in mid-August you can feel the sunshine bouncing off the page!

As a stock photographer I am used to sales of every kind (thankfully) but it still raises a smile to see a cover image pop up in the sales data and to get to see how the typography has been applied. Read the rest of this entry »

Twitter has just launched it’s very own image hosting service (powered by Photobucket). For a couple of years now we have been used to 3rd party solutions such as Twitpic ( a name synonymous with “tweeted images”), YFrog, Mobypicture and Lockerz. All these image hosts allow a user to upload an image (from their phone or computer) to be hosted by them in order to share that content with other users via Twitter or other social media platforms.

As a professional photographer I know that controlling the use of my images by licencing the copyright I hold in them is vital. It’s how I earn my living. But for the general public, they may not be aware that some of these image hosting companies are able to effectively resell the images they upload without paying them a penny. So how can they do this? Read the rest of this entry »

A few images from today’s very wet Tour de France stage 4. Shot at Mellionec a small village about 15km away from me. I’m not a sports photographer by any means and I have utmost respect for those who are!  Here are ten images (scroll down to see all) from the day. Shot for fun only, I’m allowed a day off now and then… Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

A few iPhone images from a recent trip to the very south of Morbihan, Bretagne. A thin strip of land extending south from Brittany known as the Quiberon Peninsula.

It’s surreal to be standing on land that’s not a very small island and to be able to see the ocean either side of you which is possible at the very tip of the peninsula. Read the rest of this entry »

Out of the office…

September 21st, 2010

And lo, it came to pass that the photographer known to his followers as ‘Jon’ did leave the barren wet and windy wilderness of the northern England and did travel south towards the sun on a mighty journey of discovery and perhaps a bottle of wine or two along the way, we shall see ;)Read the rest of this entry »

My, how the months fly by… it only seems like Christmas was last week, (which coincidentally is the last time I posted – oops).  A determined blogger I’m not.

So, I hear you cry, what have you been up to? The answer is that I’ve had my fingers in many pies, some sweet some sour, some hot that went cold and some cold that turned very hot!  Loads, and I mean loads of planning and admin too. Photography is not all about shooting, and certainly not in the world of stock photography!  I’ve made a choice to concentrate on stock image production for the forseeable future and that is paying off with good sales and increased opportunities. My images can now be found at more libraries than ever before with more agencies coming on stream this year. One very exciting development is…… Read the rest of this entry »

Panoramic for the people

December 28th, 2009

Here’s the result of a two day intensive shoot on an ad campaign shot to a strict brand guideline brief for a national hotel chain. Read the rest of this entry »