Tribunal des Prud'hommes Pecheurs - the court of prudhommes, work law, for fishermen, Gruissan

Know your rights. Your copyrights

Copyright is one of the basic pillars of any photographer’s business. Without it anyone and everyone could use your pictures without any restraints. Copyright essentially says that if anyone wants to use your picture they have to get your permission. You can give that permission or not. If you don’t then it is illegal to […]

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Trying out Android video editing apps

Trying out Android video editing apps

Early this year I started to use my smartphone to shoot video. I also thought it would be convenient to use a tablet to do the editing, especially when travelling. (Back home I use Sony Vegas to edit my videos.) But it turned out to be quite a challenge to find a decent Android video […]

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Smartphone tripod grips and adapter

Radically improve your smartphone video photography with a tripod mount

The video quality from smartphones can be greatly enhanced by using a tripod mount / stand, that allows you to put your smartphone in a holder on a tripod. Two excellent options as smartphone mounts are the Joby GripTight Micro Stand and The Glif. Here is a review of the two. Both are excellent and […]

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Wine Companion Rioja feature

Wine travel feature in The Wine Companion with BKWine photography

It is a particular pleasure when a feature article is fully illustrated with your pictures. It is different from having the odd image used as an illustration. This is what happened recently when the Wine Companion did a feature article on wine travel in the Rioja wine region in Spain The Wine Companion, or giving […]

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Fish at a market stall in Italy

How to set the correct price on your photography

Yikes! Someone wants to buy my picture! How should I price my photographs? What price to put on your photography is important. For your own sake you should see to it that you get a fair price, even if you are not a professional photographer. And for the sake of all the professional photographers out […]

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Scattered tips on how to turn photography from a hobby to a professional business

Scattered tips on how to turn photography from a hobby to a professional business

A friend asked “I am an amateur photographer. What do I need to do to turn my hobby into professional photography?” I feel a bit guilty in this context since I have been telling him that he is really a very talented photographer. So now I have to own up to it. Here are some […]

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Pricing and licensing: the importance of licensing terms

Pricing and licensing: the importance of licensing terms

A comment from James Cook on the continuing series of posts on pricing and licensing tools points out the importance of the actual licensing terms. In most cases when you price photo licensing you agree terms for a specific use, especially if it is traditional “rights managed” (RM) licensing and not “royalty free” (although “RF” […]

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Oak barrel aging cellar

Useful info on copyright, licensing and pricing from ASMP

Following the two recent posts on pricing and licensing I had a suggestion from photographer Judy Herrmann to take a look at all the information that the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) makes available on their site. Indeed, you can find lots of useful info on the ASMP site. For example: On copyright in […]

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A street market stall selling red bell peppers

More photo pricing tools: HindSight’s Photo Price Guide

Yesterday I started a series on photography pricing and licensing tools. It is simply a link collection to applications and sites that can be useful for, you guessed, photo licensing pricing. The photographer David Riecks quickly came in with one additional pricing tool suggestion: HindSight’s Photo Price Guide. It is a pricing tool similar to […]

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Sign advertising sales of wine in the wine shop

Photography licensing and pricing tools & information

It is becoming more and more important that the photographer understands pricing and licensing and can set pricing terms independently. Historically there was more or less “industry standard” pricing, especially for editorial stock photography. That is still true to some extent, but much less so than before. I have started a new link list category […]

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A glass of wine filled with Moscato de Pantelleria in a restaurant on Sicily, Italy

Selected and exhibited at the Oenovideo Festival

One of my photographs has been selected to be featured at the Oenovideo festival in Carcassonne this year Oenovideo is a yearly festival and competition for videos on wine. Each year the festival takes place in a different wine producing region. This year it will be in the Languedoc, in the magnificent city of Carcassonne. […]

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Baccarat crystal glasses on a table

International Culinary Photography Festival – edition 2013

And competition on the theme “Luxury and Celebration” It is again time for the International Culinary Photography Festival in Paris. This year it will take place in Paris from November 8 to 26, 2013. It is a long time until then but it is worth while noting it already since there is also a competition. […]

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New computer, new Photoshop, new wide gamut monitor: setting Colour Management preferences

The importance of Colour Management settings in Photoshop Figuring out how to manage colour is not always easy. I have recently changed to a new computer that came with a wide gamut RGB LED screen that supposedly has fantastic colours. I also upgraded to the latest version of Photoshop. (On a side note: If you […]

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Barrel in the ageing cellar at Clos des Langres, Domaine d'Ardhuy, Nuits-St-Georges, Burgundy

Burgundian wine cellars and old barrels have a certain charm, thinks a Swedish newspaper

Many wine producers in burgundy are small. they have old, vaulted, underground cellars filled wine oak barrels with wine. It is almost a secretive atmosphere when you walk in one of those cellars. It certainly makes you think about time that passes, or seems as if it stands still and that time have not changed […]

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Musee des Automate Tomates, the museum of mechanical toys or perhaps the tomato museum. Town of Limoux. Limoux. Languedoc. France. Europe.

The photographer’s guide to copyright

A very important new guide for photographers, and others concerned by copyright, from Photoshelter Apart from having a talent for making pictures and selling them there are few things as important to a photographer as understanding copyright. Any photographer’s business is entirely dependent on copyright, without it one could hardly make a business, let alone […]

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Hospices de Beaune sign, Le Bas des Teurons, Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France

An unusual Burgundian coat of arms in a French magazine

This coat of arms is placed in a vineyard in Burgundy to indicate that this specific vineyard is the property of Les Hospices de Beaune, the organisation that also runs the annual wine auctions in Burgundy. The picture was recently licensed to a French magazine.  

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Andre Perret of Cave P et Andre Perret in Chavannay, Rhone, France

Three recent publications: Chateau Figeac, Languedoc and Rhone

Here are three recent publications, all in the same issue of one of the world’s leading wine magazines: The back side of Chateau Figeac in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux with vineyard in the foreground Frédéric Pourtalié, Domaine Montcalmes, with big rocks called “tetes de mort” head of dead people or skulls. Terrasses de Larzac. Languedoc. Terroir […]

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The Creation of a Wine, cover

Our latest book wins prizes in Sweden and internationally

Our latest book is called Wine and the Environment, Organic, Biodynamic and Natural (“Vinet och miljön, ekologiskt, biodynamiskt och naturligt” in Swedish, the original language). It is a book full of facts and details about that kind of wine growing and those types of wines. Organic wines is a market niche that is growing rapidly […]

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View over the vineyard in Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Pope's summer palace

White smoke from the Pope’s Palace. I vote for good wine.

Apparently the cardinals voted yesterday. But the smoke that came out from the chimney was black so they had not agreed. They are said to be voting again this morning and if they can agree on who will be the next Pope then the smoke from the conclave should be white. On the picture they […]

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The Pope's Palace in Avignon

Something for the cardinals to contemplate

There was a time when selecting a Pope was a matter of world politics. There was a time when who was going to become Pope was cause for murder or even war. There was a time when the Pope was not in Rome. There was even a time when there were two Popes at the […]

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Does Photoshelter “support” WordPress?

Had a question today on if you can use Photoshelter (as I do) and “skin” it with a WordPress theme. Here’s my answer: If Photoshelter “support” WordPress themes? Well, no and yes. 1 — Photoshelter, native Photoshelter (PS) “native”, with nothing added to it does not support WordPress themes. However, there are alternatives: A) there […]

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Should you use Photoshelter if you are a photographer?

There is a discussion going on on a forum that I participate in on if it is a good idea for a photographer to use Photoshelter. Why should a photographer consider such a thing as Photoshelter? Today it is more and more difficult for a photographer to work with “traditional” photo agencies. And they are […]

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The Kiralyudvar winery: Rows of barrels with Tokaj wine with glass bung hole stoppers in the ageing cellar. Kiralyudvar (meaning

Barrels of Tokaji (Kiralyudvar Winery, Hungary)

Kiralyudvar Winery, Tokaji, Hungary, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Királyudvar is one of the best wine producers in Tokaji (or Tokaj, or Tokay). It is owned by Anthony Hwang, a Filipino-Amercian (who is also the majority owner […]

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Oak barrel aging and fermentation cellar. Chateau Bellefont Belcier, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Sold! (Chateau Bellefont Belcier, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux)

The Chateau Bellefont-Belcier is said to be on the verge of being sold to a Chinese buyer, or perhaps already sold. It is also said to be the first “classified growth” to have been sold to a Chinese. Chateau Bellefont Belcier, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only […]

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The tractor garage, Disznoko Winery, Tokaji

Disznoko Winery, Tokaji, Hungary, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Disznoko Winery, or as it is written in Hungarian, Disznókő, is one of the “new wave” winery in Tokaj (or Tokay, or Tokaji), developed to a large extent […]

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