FAQ

Introduction

The majority of the images on this site are available to purchase as prints or to license for personal use or commercial use (rights managed). Purchases can be executed directly online, by clicking the “Add to cart” button located just above images in our on-line galleries. Shopping via this website is completely secure. Your private information is protected and is only used for the purpose of processing your purchase.

How do I license an image?

To license an image, follow the link to an image and click on the “Add to Cart” button just above the image. Under the “Downloads” tab, select the license best suited to your use of the image and you will be provided with a quote. From here you can add the image to your cart. Once the terms are agreed to and the fee is paid, the image will be made available for download.

What format and resolution will I get?

Images as showcased on this site are compressed to optimize site performance. Upon purchase of a license or ordering of prints, the original watermark-free hi-resolution image (usually 7360 x 4912 pixels) at 300dpi will be provided respectively used. When an image is purchased, hi-res JPEG files are delivered by default. Other formats, like tiff, can however be delivered upon request.

Can I get a sample of a hi-res file?

Yes, you can! As mentioned above, the images showcased on this site are compressed. We are happy to supply a hi-res sample, if you want to verify image quality before purchasing a license. Simply contact us directly and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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What kind of licensing schemes do you offer for your images?

Currently, we offer personal use licenses as well as commercial use rights managed licenses for photographs.

Personal Use licenses are appropriate for images you’d like to use strictly personal, which may include, but is not limited to, using the image for at-home printing, screensaver slideshows, wedding announcements, online personal profiles, etc. A Personal Use license, however, prohibits you from using the image for anything but strictly personal or limited educational use (e.g. school projects or single-classroom education).

A Rights Managed license means that an image is priced and purchased for a specific explicit purpose for a set period of time. For example, licensing an image for editorial publication at 1/2 page size on an inside page of a U.S. national magazine with a circulation of 100,000 is considered a specific purpose. An appropriate Rights Managed fee will be determined based on that usage.

What are the terms and conditions associated with licensing an image?

Please use the two links provided below, to learn more about the terms and conditions:

Learn more about terms and conditions for Rights Managed licenses
Learn more about terms and conditions for Personal Use licenses

Please note that licensing of an image does not confer the copyright to you. Additionally, by licensing an image here, you are solely responsible for liability of use. Some uses may require model or property release. Please, ensure that the photo is suitable for your use before licensing.

What is Photoshelter?

PhotoShelter is an online service which I use to archive, showcase and sell my photographs online.

Do I need to create and account for PhotoShelter to make a purchase?

No you don’t. You can make a purchase as a guest user if you prefer. There are many benefits to having a free account however. It allows you to set up and maintain personal lightboxes, access special password-protected galleries and you will receive promo codes occasionally to give you a discount on your next purchase. Registering is free and simple. Once registered, you can login directly on the home page or via: Client Area > My account.

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Forgot your password?

Go to the Client Area. Fill in your registered email address under the login button and a new password will be send to you via email.

What form of payment do you accept?

A payment for licensing an image or for buying a print can be made by credit card or PayPal account. When you select “Checkout”, you will be taken to the PayPal website to complete payment for the purchase. Please note a PayPal account is not required for credit card transactions.

What’s a lightbox?

A lightbox allows you to store images that you want to keep track of in a personalized repository. You can add any image to your lightbox, regardless of whether it has been priced for sale. You can also make comments in your lightbox, if for example, you are researching images for a project. You can share the lightbox with other users by providing an e-mail address. Lightboxes are a great way to collaborate with others when discussing a set of images. You must create a free account to save your lightbox. Click on the Lightbox link at the top of any page to create an account and manage your lightbox.

Visit the lightbox help page for more details

You send me a gallery invite, what do I do?

If you haven’t registered yet, you’ll first need to create a free account via this site. Go to: Client Area > Login. Once the account is created, go to: Client Area > My Gallery Invitations and click on the gallery.

Image search

Looking for something specific? Our advanced image search page features comprehensive image search options, that can help you look for the image you want. It allows you to search our image archive based on criteria like keywords, country, region, city, orientation, date and pricing type.

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Not finding what you’re looking for? Preferring personal contact? Do you require assistance with the process of buying online? Please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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