Various primates are stealing our credit!

What exactly does the photographer contribute to a photograph and how to not get sued by monkeys.


Reply from the guy who wanted to use my picture for free.

Thanks for the email Pete – superbly written! I totally understand where you are coming from, my profession is as a Graphic Designer and I work a fair bit with photographers and more recently with photo libraries such as Istock. I am daily asking colleagues (not designers) where they have sourced a photo or graphic from –…

My reply to the guy who wants to use my picture for free.

Hi Steve, Firstly, I’m glad you like the picture. Its always good to know that our work gets appreciated! Your email has thrown up some interesting points that has started quite a buzz in my photography circles. You won’t be surprised that this isn’t the first time that I have been asked if I will…

Someone is asking me to let him use my picture for free

For a long time I have slowly watched the devaluation of my industry, I have been there while photography has, much like the music industry, gone from some exulted art form where the creators where both praised and paid well for their talent to now being something similar to relish manufacturers, sandwich spread makers, burger factories. What I mean by that is that we are now just the ‘content providers’. We do the stuff that fills in the white bits and we get paid accordingly.