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Monthly Archives: February 2011

ADDING VALUE TO MY PHOTOGRAPHY

Of course, this is an important part of the business of being a successful travel photographer. Its not just about capturing those images that make you swell with pride – its about adding value to your images at every opportunity.

SEE WHERE YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEING USED (and abused)

Here’s a great resource for photographers to track their images on the internet and find out if they are being used without the proper copyright authority.  A quick upload of your image to www.tineye.com (what relevance that has to its purpose is beyond me) and – apparently – it searches more than 2 billion references...

HANDOVER OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA PHOTO LIBRARY

For the past three years, I’ve been running all over  Papua New Guinea shooting its tourism highlights for an on-line  photo library we’ve been building for the national tourism authority to promote the destination worldwide. Last week, I formally handed over the library (above). From thousands of images captured, 500 of the best pictures have now...

THIS IS WHAT A $30,000 A NIGHT ROOM LOOKS LIKE

Gold woven into the carpet, faucets encrusted with gems, exquisite Italian marble flooring and timber parquetry, european art pieces and your own swimming pool with 24 hour butler service. Yep, this is what AUD$30,000 gets you if you’re staying a single night at the Emperor Suite at Empire Hotel and Country Club in the Sultanate...

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