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Photos for Personal Use – for cheap

Did you know that bloggers and personal website owners can get high quality photos for cheap?

The problem: Some people don’t understand that photos are free to look at, but not free to take and use; like food at a buffet, free to look at, but not free to take. Photos for commercial or editorial uses can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to tens of thousands. Pricing depends on the distribution and the size of the audience, and many other factors. However, this means that many bloggers mistakenly believe that high quality images are too expensive, and so they steal the images instead. This means that many bloggers have had infamous take-down notices issued, had their web accounts closed by their website hosts, and social media accounts closed. Also, many bloggers have faced expensive legal action with real lawyers in real courts, with real judges, and real prosecutors.

Girl in the City of Ghosts

Girl in the City of Ghosts

The How: JapanesePhotos.Asia instead provides a personal solution, for personal bloggers and personal website owners. Purchase cheap licenses for your personal use, not for redistribution or resale; for in perpetuity. JapanesePhotos.Asia has multiple options for many different types of buyers and uses. For personal uses, go to the JapanesePhotos.Asia PhotoShelter portfolio, and browse for what you like, click on the green buy button, and choose your license, go to the Downloads tab, and choose Personal Use; and you’re all set.

How to buy a license and download an image for personal use from JapanesePhotos.Asia

How to buy a license and download an image for personal use from JapanesePhotos.Asia

Why the cost? The model in the image above costs money. She’s a great and professional model, and we worked with a great make-up artist; all of this costs money. How much do you earn per hour, and consider they need to be paid too? It took about a day of work to make that image above, and I’m competing against tens of thousands of great images, so each sale is important for cost recuperation. If you really do value an image enough to want it, please value the time and effort too, so that I can make more great images in the future.

One more thing: Occasionally I do have discount offers, please look out for coupons.

Summer Coupon

It’s the time of year when Japanese communities get into party mode and have their festivals. There’s lots of summer festivals happening, from fireworks, to whole city events like the Nara Lantern Festival, cosplay, domatsuri, and the traditional shinto types. So, celebrate summer with a discount.

  • Coupon code: SUMMER2015
  • Discount: 15% off
  • Minimum purchase: USD$30
  • Expires: 12th September 2015 (New York EDT, -4hrsGMT)
  • Site: Only at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

Nagoya Domatsuri, held annually in September.

Spring coupon, 15% off purchases

It’s rare that these are offered, but here is a great coupon. Get 15% off until 15th May 2015. Minimum USD$20 purchase, unlimited downloads, use the code “Spring2015” only at my PhotoShelter portfolio. Offer includes prints, products, personal downloads, royalty free, and rights managed licensing. So, get your newest favourite t-shirt, wall picture, or mousepad now.

World Photography Day #coupon #WPD2014

The 19th August will be the 175th year of photography (World Photography Day), so in celebration you can get 10% off any photo purchase or licensing from my PhotoShelter portfolio. The coupon is valid until 31st August 2014, New York time, for unlimited uses with a USD$20 minimum purchase.

Coupon Code: WPD175


A young caucasian and a Japanese women taking selfies together at a wine bar.

A young Caucasian and a Japanese women taking selfies together at a wine bar.

New #coupon for 2014

What better way to start the New Year than with a coupon for 10% off any photo purchase, but only for images on my PhotoShelter portfolio. No restrictions on the number of times you can use it, and you can pass the coupon on to anyone. Minimum purchase is USD$20, until 31st January (New York time zone).

This can be used for personal and professional uses including personal and professional blogs, licensing, gallery quality prints, t-shirts, mugs, and lots more.

Coupon code: NEWYEAR2014 (write it down, it’s hard to remember 😉


Merry Christmas and a 10% off coupon!

It’s the season to be shopping… err… to be merry? Until 31st December 2013 all photos on my PhotoShelter portfolio are 10% off, but with a USD$20 minimum purchase. There are photos available for news, editorial, commercial, advertising, and more. Most photos are available for immediate download (after purchasing), gallery quality prints, products (inc. mugs, mouse pads, and more), personal use (inc. non-commercial blogs), rights managed and a few for royalty free purchasing. There are model-released photos of Japanese and Caucasian models, too. Hang on, I’ve not finished the list yet. There are also photos of Cambodia, Hong Kong (well, just the airport in transit), Australia, South Korea, and Poland.

Coupon code: XMAS2013  Merry Christmas.

The following is a slideshow designed to work on all operating systems and devices, but not Apple’s iOS.

People (RM) – Images by Andrew Blyth

POTW 18th March 2013: Cherry Blossoms

It’s not that time year again… err… yet, but it is. Cherry blossoms, (桜, さくら, sakura) in my area are usually out in the second week of April, however, they were open in time for St Patricks Day, due to the unseasonally warm weather. The fully open flower below was taken just yesterday, however, the tree probably lost most of its petals today due to the heavy rain and strong wind. That’ll put a damper on this weeks cherry blossom parties (photo 1, photo 2). Tomorrow, and the rest of this week, is meant to be mild, so any trees that haven’t blossomed yet should be looking great.

Just for this season, I’m offering a 10% discount for this and other cherry blossom pictures on my PhotoShelter portfolio. Actually, any photo on my PhotoShelter portfolio. As per usual, conditions apply, USD$20 minimum purchase, offer for a limited time. Act now, before you forget, and share with your friends / colleagues. Coupon code: SAKURA2013.

Christmas and New Year Discount

In simple celebration of Christmas and the New Year, here is a seasonal discount offer. For any photo purchase at my portfolio on my PhotoShelter portfolio you can claim a 10% discount by entering this coupon code: MERRYCHRISTMAS Minimum USD$20 purchase for instant digital downloads, products (mousepads, iPad covers, etc), and museum / gallery quality prints (from online digital files). Offer is good until 31st December 2012. Shipping for some products may be completed after Christmas or the New Year.

Cosplay Coupon!

My storage space is very limited, and so I need to clear the World Cosplay Summit 2012 (WCS) photos as soon as possible, so I’m offering this hurry and buy now option. For any photo on my PhotoShelter portfolio you can use the Cosplay Coupon to get a 10% discount. The offer is not limited to who or how many time. Offer requires a minimum USD$20 purchase, and expires 21st August (very soon). When you go to pay, enter WCS2012 for the coupon code to get your 10% discount. Hurry, before you forget.


World Cosplay Summit 2012 – Images by Andrew Blyth

3000 followers on Google+

As a thanks to all the 3,000 people and organisationos that are following me on Google+, here is a very, very special and rare discount coupon to celebrate all 3,000 of you. You get 15% off any purchase on my PhotoShelter portfolio, minimum purchase of USD$20. Campaign ends 31st July, 2012. Use this code G+3000 to claim your discount at my PhotoShelter portfolio. Shop today before you forget…

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