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In Topic: travel question, can I put my arms for my strobes in the carry on

14 June 2016 - 11:52 PM

if they ever have a issue with strobe arms, then all metal canes should be taken away from little old ladies.


You're assuming that the system is based on logic.


Much to learn you have, young Padawan.

In Topic: Mounting plates

14 April 2016 - 04:38 AM

I use a similar one, but with a boltsnap at each end. And two clamps with shackles.

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In Topic: Image pricing?

05 April 2016 - 05:48 AM

Cheeky devils.


Yup. I was rather polite in my reply, though, and managed to avoid asking them to send me a large package of their product, free of charge, but I'd promise to tell all my friends about where I'd gotten the stuff from. Even if I was quite tempted...


You see that kind of tactic more and more, and it riles me up ever so slightly. There are some good photogs out there trying to make a living, and giving decent stuff away for free is basically depriving them of their income. I have no problems if one of my pics could beat the pro on quality; any pro needs competition to stay sharp. Non-profit I'm fine with; I've taken quite a few pics for my kids' sports club and only asked to be credited. I'm happy with that, since they're a non-profit organization and just can't afford a pro. OTOH, if someone wants to use my stuff to make money for themself, I want a piece of the cake.



Somewhat related joke:


In Topic: Image pricing?

05 April 2016 - 02:36 AM

Thanks, that was really helpful!


It turned out they wanted extensive use (magazine ads, own website, social media, so something worth in the order of 150€ according to alamy.com) and were offering only being credited with the image. So they basically wanted free advertisement material. And they claimed that other photogs already had accepted that "offer".


I turned it down...

In Topic: My New Book: Underwater Photography Masterclass

04 April 2016 - 10:55 PM

After reading the review here on Wetpixel, I decided to pre-order the book on Amazon. Being located in Europe, I found it easier to shop through Amazon UK rather than order directly from Alex.


I assume it'll be a nice complement to Martin Edge's The Underwater Photographer.