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Of course it is nicer to purchase images through the automated system that my outlets, Asian Photo Connection (aka Henry Westheim) and PhotoShelter provides. However, this doesn’t suit all clients, nor is it always possible. There are two points to consider, purchasing and delivery. Also discussed below is batch or package purchases.
I prefer PayPal, as it’s safe and secure for the both of us. PayPal allows for a bank transfer or credit card purchasing options. Both direct bank transfers and Western Union are possible, but not well suited for smaller and personal purchases. Please contact me for more details. Finally, sometimes I offer coupon discounts for my PhotoShelter images; look out for those.
Other than immediate-purchase and download at Asian Photo Connection and PhotoShelter, delivery can be a little difficult to organise. FTP transfer via PhotoShelter is possible. As well as ‘sharing’ via DropBox, UbuntuOne, and for smaller images e-mailing the individual image can be sufficient. Of course, if you purchase images via Asian Photo Connection and PhotoShelter the electronic file then becomes available for you to immediately download after the purchasing process is complete.
Batches or Packages from the PhotoShelter portfolio
This is of course possible, though requires negotiation. You get a batch of images at a discount, and I’m happy to see more of my work being used. In general, a minimum of 5 images must be purchased. Royalty Free images are lower quality content, and at a budget deal. For certain clients, higher quality images can be made available Royalty Free, but at a price that compensates my loss of control of the image. Rights Managed packs are available, but I need to know, which images (5 minimum), size of each image, geographical usage, type of end usage (media, brochures, calendar, etc), distribution quantity / circulation (number of prints or viewing audience, etc). Please contact me for details.
Products & Prints
Many of my photos can be purchased as prints to be hung on the wall, or as products to roll your mouse on, drink from, or stick on your fridge. Prints are of gallery / archive quality, and are produced by professional printing houses that use the latest printing technology including chemicals, inks, and papers that should see the image retain much of its original colour and detail for nearly or more than 100 years. Your inkjet printer would produce prints that will fade within a few years. Products like mouse pads, mugs, t-shirts, and more are often available. See my PhotoShelter portfolio for specific options available. Note, not all options are available on all images, and prices vary according to supplier and the quality of technology they use.