New, lower pricing on web use photo licenses

I’ve decided to try something different, and lowered the prices for the web-use photo licenses (the 1 megapixel sizes) to $3 for personal uses and $5 for commercial uses. These sizes are great for article illustrations, or for header images for your websites, or even for desktop wallpapers. A typical 1 megapixel image is a little larger than 1200×800 pixels.

This is essentially micro-stock pricing, but you get access to my premium image collection. I’m going to see how this works out in a few months’ time, and I may adjust the price back up if the economics don’t make sense.

If you’ve been on the fence about licensing a few of my images, now is the time to jump in and try things out. Have a go, browse my catalog and see what you like.

Make sure you read through my simplified licensing terms as well. Thanks!

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Say hello to my photography catalog

I’ve been working to keep my promise of sharing my photos in HD, and have been slowly but surely uploading photos to my photography website ever since. I also re-designed my photography catalog in a way that should make it easier to navigate and browse the content there.

I’ve even put feeds in place that will make it easy for you to keep up with every update to the catalog and to download whichever photos you like for personal use — just visit the catalog and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you’ll find the list of feeds.

In the grander scheme of things

For the benefit of some of you who aren’t aware of this, I put together a short screencast that demonstrates how easy it is to set one of the photos from the catalog as your desktop background.

See this video on blip.tv

As I wrote before, one of the main reasons of uploading my photos in full HD (1920px on the wide side) was to allow my readers to use them as backgrounds on their computers without experiencing any loss in quality as the photos filled their screens. I am therefore carefully cropping each of my photos at an aspect ratio of 16×10, which will allow them to fit perfectly onto most widescreen displays, be they laptops or standalone monitors.

I will soon make it easier to order prints and arrange for the licensing of my photos as well. Stay tuned for that.