Articles by Denis Kelly

Two extended licenses for the same image on the same day!

Just as I was thinking my sales were slow this month compared to the previous three, I found this morning that I had sold two TIFF extended licenses (W-EL & P-EL) for the same image:I think it's probably the same buyer, which seems unusual. Has anyone else had this experience?Thank you to the buyer! continue reading

First TIFF sale

After nearly two years on DT, I'm really pleased to have had my first TIFF sale, an editorial shot taken at the third cricket test match between England and India back in August 2011. The buyer searched on "stadium". continue reading

DT photos used by Royal Shakespeare Company

Two DT photos have recently been used in the programme brochure for a quite brilliant production called "The Heart Of Robin Hood" by the Royal Shakespeare Company in their new theatre at Stratford on Avon.This first is this one by FechetmThe second is an image of an archer by Martin Hartinik (Svjatogor), but I couldn't find it in his portfolio.You can find out more about the RSChere continue reading

Warning: shopping scam website

I've been looking around the web for the best price for a Panasonic 20mm f1.7. I came across DVStage.com, an impressive looking site which purports to offer the lens at £148 - £122 pounds less than the next lowest price! Thinking this is probably too good to be true, I googled them and found lots of reports about their shady dealings. Typical is: this one.Hope this is helpful! continue reading

Get High to Change Your Point of View!

Want to see the world from a different point of view? Then get high! I'm not referring to using psychoactive substances, but to the simple act of climbing to somewhere high so that you can look down on the world. To get these pictures I took the lift and 108 steps to the top of the tower of the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.From there you geta great, wide-angled view of the city.With a telephoto zoom lens you can capture the unique shapes of famous landmarks like the Catholic Cathedral,... continue reading

100th image approved

A few days ago my 100th photo was approved - a statue of Charles Darwin outside the library in Shrewsbury, where he was born. continue reading

First assignment success

I'm participating in my first assignment - Hidden Local Treasures - and am thrilled to have one of my submissions approved.This is part of The Wash, a largeestuary in Norfolk on the East coast of England. These sheltered mudflats provide a vast feeding ground for thousands of water birds from as far away as Greenland and Siberia. Large parts of it are protected as a nature reserve, managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). continue reading

DT image used by BBC and Open University

There's an excellent series on BBC TV about the geology and history of the British coastline. It's called "Coast" and it's a co-production with the Open University, which provides distance learning degree courses for people with no previous qualifications. I ordered the booklet for the series and on the cover is a lovely image of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland by David1979.Not sure if you'll be reading this, David - but well done!I've just noticed another one from the same booklet,... continue reading

Religious festivals are photo opportunities

Religious festivals of all kinds are excellent opportunites to capture images for both stock and editorial use. They are usuallypublic events with a strong community feel, involving music, processions and ceremonies of various kinds.For Christians, especially Catholics all over the world, one of the most colourful is the Feast of Corpus Christi. The celebrationsinvolve music, a procession and in some places the laying of elaborate flower carpets to mark out a route for the procession. These... continue reading

My first download

I had my first download yesterday - an image of an old wine press in the Canary Islands:Of all the images in my portfolio, this has consistently had the most views, so I had a feeling it would be the first to sell.Whoever you are, if you are reading this, thank you for buying it - and I'd love to know how you are using it.Apart from using search engines, does anyone know how to find out who buys an image and what they use it for?To anyone else waiting impatiently for their first... continue reading

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