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Using Red Epic and Canon 5D in Iceland

What an amazing country Iceland is. A paradise for photographers.

Here are a few shots of me at work (taken by Tony Morel on his Canon 60D), and some of my shots taken on both the Red Epic and the Canon 5DII.

This is what I was setting up the shot for (the Eyjafjallajokull volcano):

And here is the down-rezzed shot from the Red Epic, shot at 5k widescreen:

Photo shoot for Robert John Godfrey’s new album

A few weeks ago I went to Northampton to take some photos for the cover of Robert John Godfrey’s new album “The Art of Melody”. At the same time, I took along my video camera and recorded an interview.

You can see the cover of the album already, at:


Some other photos from the session are here:

The video will go online once it has been edited.

UPDATE (14.Feb.2012)

I am absolutely delighted that Robert’s double-single (with the same photo as the album) is at both #2 and #3 in the amazon.co.uk Classical music Bestsellers list:

UPDATE (15.Feb.2012)

And today they are at #1 and #3 in the amazon.co.uk Classical music Bestsellers list:

Photo and Video Libraries: the good and the bad

Many years ago, I started selling my photos (transparencies from both 35mm and 6×45 film in those days) with a physical photolibrary, based in London, called Greg Evans International.

I made some sales, earned some money.

Then one day (for reasons which I don’t know) they closed.┬áDespite repeatedly asking for my photos back, I received nothing except promises that they would be sent.

It took me several years to actually track down the elusive Greg Evans (with the help of several other photographers who had the same problem) because he resorted to using false addresses.

At last I got most of my photos back. But he still has several of my best shots.

This agency goes in the “bad” section!

Now for good agencies.

These days almost every agency is online and you only need to send them digital copies of your images. Safe and easy.

So who can I recommend?

Well so far I have only signed up with two, but as I find more, I will add them to this post.

1. iStockphoto

They accept still photos, video clips, illustrations and sound clips.

They pay royalty rates of between 15%-20% to its non-exclusive contributors, and will pay by PayPal.

2. Shutterstock

They accept both stills and video footage.

Image payout rates range from $0.25 to $28.00 USD per download. Footage contributors earn a 30% commission each time a clip is purchased. They will pay by PayPal.