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Member Since 05 Dec 2012
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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.

In Topic: first day of diving with my new setup , mostly underexposed

24 January 2016 - 10:49 PM

Is it your strobe that's underexposed, or the ambient?

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