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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Rose article by BKWine in Bolaget by Systembolaget, page 4

Rosé wine by BKWine in the world’s biggest (?) wine magazine

Feature article one rosé wines in Bolaget illustrated and written by BKWine Rosé article in Bolaget, with photos and text BKWine, probably the wine magazine with what may be the world’s biggest print issue. It is produced by the Swedish retail monopoly Systembolaget and is distributed for free in the shops. The print runt is […]

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The vineyard of Chateau des Fines Roches with Grenache vines and pebbly rocky galet soil and a view over the village Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, Rhone, Provence, France

Rhone pictures in Decanter

Earlier this year the UK publication Decanter Magazine (self proclaimed “The world’s best wine magazine”) had a feature on wines from the southern Rhone Valley. They covered regions such as the Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape etc and the wines and vineyards of all southern Cotes du Rhone. Some of the photography that they featured was from […]

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The Tibor Gal (GIA) winery in Eger, underground tunnels with rows of barrels filled with wine.

Eger underground (Tibor Gal winery, Hungary)

Tibor Gal GIA winery, Eger, Hungary, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Tibor Gal was a pioneer in the Eger district in Hungary. Eger is a provincial town in Hungary about an hours drive east of Prague. These […]

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Chateau de Queribus

Chateau de Queribus, Pays des Cathares, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Pays des Cathares, Cathar Country, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Pays des Cathares (Cathar Country) is a region in the southern part of the Languedoc and the northern part of Roussillon. It has some spectacular […]

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Croco capsules? (Millesime Bio organic wine fair)

Millesime Bio Organic Wine Fair, Montpellier, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Millésime Bio is a wine fair that is entirely dedicated to organic wines. All exhibitors must be certified organic (or in conversion). In addition, all […]

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In the wine cellar: large oak storage casks, Champagne Jacquesson in Dizy

This is where the wine ferments (Champagne Jacquesson, Dizy)

Champagne Jacquesson, Dizy, Champagne, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Champagne Jacquesson is a small champagne house run by Jean-Hervé Chiquet and Laurent Chiquet. They are at the same time traditional as well as very innovative in […]

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Stainless steel fermentation and storage tanks

Red or white or blue wine (Mont Tauch co-operative, Languedoc)

Cave Cooperative du Mont Tauch, Les Vignerons du Mont Tauch, Fitou, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Cave Cooperative du Mont Tauch or Les Vignerons Du Mont Tauch is a co-operative wine producer in the village […]

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Domaine Mas Gabinele. Faugeres. Languedoc

Mas Gabinele vineyards in winter, Languedoc

Mas Gabinele, Faugeres, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Mas Gabinèle is a wine domaine in the Faugères region in the Languedoc in the south of France. The Domaine Mas Gabinele is located in a tiny […]

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Domaine Fontedicto, Caux. Pezenas region. Languedoc. Horse to work in the vineyard instead of tractor. France. Europe.

Better than a vineyard tractor? (Domaine Fontedicto, Languedoc)

Domaine Fontedicto, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Domaine Fontedicto is a wine estate in the Languedoc region, not far from Caux, in the south of France. Bernard Bellahsen bought the then run down winery and […]

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Sale is on here

A few reasons why Creative Commons for pictures is a bad idea

Here’s a question I just had from a friend when I told him that by using Creative commons he is loosing too much control of his images: “You say I shouldn’t use Creative Commons, but what do you suggest I do instead?” The first thing to think of is: “Why would you want to use […]

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Self service wine shop in Croatia

Interview with National Geographic’s Photo Editor

Listening to your customer: how National Geographic buys photography with Elizabeth Krist and Allen Murabayashi Listening to your customers is important. For stock photography it is not always obvious since you are not necessarily in direct contact with your end customer. Especially if you work with stock agencies who are usually not very keen on […]

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BKWine Photography in Four Seasons Magazine on Lisbon

BKWine Photography at the Four Seasons Hotel

Not quite in the hotel (I would like that though!) but on the Four Season Magazine’s web site. They have run a feature of great day trips from Lisbon and used one of our photos as illustration. The photograph is from a winery an hour’s drive away from Lisbon. Here’s the picture on their site: […]

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Domaine Le Nouveau Monde. Terrasses de Beziers. Languedoc. Barrel cellar. Drawing a sample with a pipette. ISO standard shape wine tasting glass. France. Europe.

Two essential tools of the trade (Domaine le Nouveau Monde, Languedoc)

Domaine du Nouveau Monde, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Domaine du Nouveau Monde is a small, family run winery in Languedoc in the south of France. It is run by the young and talented winemaker […]

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The lens / focus shifter on a DSLR

The focus / lens shifter for DSLR video focus: brilliant Kickstarter project

If you are using a DSLR to do video, and many people are these days, then you have realised that focusing on a moving object or shifting the focus from one place to another is really, really  hard. Unless you buy a pretty expensive piece of equipment that is bot heavy, bulky and sets you […]

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Pierre Quinonero Domaine de la Garance. Pezenas region. Languedoc. Owner winemaker. France. Europe. Vineyard.

Don’t mess with my wine! (Domaine de la Garance, Languedoc)

Domaine de la Garance, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Domaine de la Garance is a wine estate not far from Caux in the Languedoc in the south of France. The owner is Pierre Quinonero, a […]

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A tank, a cork at Domaine Alain Chabanon, Languedoc

A tank and 3*cork (Domaine Alain Chabanon, Languedoc)

Domaine Alain Chabanon, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Domaine Alain Chabanon is a wine estate near the village Lagamas in the Languedoc in the south of France. Alain started making wine at his own winery […]

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Cave Cooperative Embres et Castelmaure Languedoc

Across the road from the Cave Coop (Embres et Castelmaure Cave Cooperative, Languedoc)

Embres et Castelmaure Cave Cooperative co-operative. Les Corbieres. Languedoc. A door. Window. France. Europe. – Cave Cooperative d’Embres et Castelmaure, Corbieres, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine – This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos – Cave Castelmaure, or Castelmaure SCV, or even Cave Cooperative […]

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How old is old?

The world’s oldest living organisms in pictures How old do you think the world’s oldest living thing is? … … … No, it’s older. Rachel Sussman has made a photo project on photographing the world’s oldest living organisms. She has taken pictures of parsley, strangulating fungi, old trees, brain coral. Her starting point was that […]

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A vine in the vineyards of Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue, Languedoc

A cane for the old (Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue, Languedoc)

Chateau St Martin de la Garrigue. Languedoc. Vines trained in Guyot cane pruning. Old, gnarled and twisting vine. France. Europe. Vineyard. – Chateau Saint Martin de la Garrigue, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Chateau Saint […]

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Reflections of sailboat masts in the water in the Barcelona harbour

The new Getty Images watermark

A trivial protection tool turned brilliantly into a marketing tool! Getty Images has taken a simple overlay image, the watermark, and turned it into a something that not only protects your image but also is a brilliantly engineered marketing and sales tool. To have or not to have: watermarks? Watermarks are a nuisance according to […]

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A glass of tsipouro at Wine Art Estate in Macedonia, Greece

A perfect finish to a perfect lunch? (Wine Art Estate, Greece)

Glass of tsipouro. Cup of coffee. Wine Art Estate Winery, Microchori, Drama, Macedonia, Greece – Wine Art Estate Microchori, Macedonia, Greece, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — The winery with the odd name Wine Art is located in […]

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Assyrtiko vines at Tsantali, Greece

Assyrtiko, another Greek vine variety (Tsantalis, Greece)

Soil detail. Stony. Vineyard. Assyrtiko. Tsantali Vineyards & Winery, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece. – Tsantali Winery, Macedonia, Greece, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — The Tsantali Agios Pavlos winery is located in northern Greece, in Macedonia, not far from […]

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Mount Athos and vineyards, Greece

Mount Athos and vineyards (Tsantalis, Greece)

Vineyard with Mount Athos top in the background. Mount Athos. Tsantali Vineyards & Winery, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece. Metoxi Chromitsa of St Panteleimon monastery. – Mount Athos vineyard by Tsantali, Macedonia, Greece, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Mount […]

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Ktima Pavlidis vineyards in Drama, Greece

There is a lot of Drama in this picture (Ktima Pavlidis, Greece)

Vineyard. Ktima Pavlidis Winery, Drama, Macedonia, Greece – Ktima Pavlidis Winery, Macedonia, Greece, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Ktima Pavlidis Winery (Ktima meaning ‘estate’) is located in northern Greece in Macedonia, near the city with the tantalising […]

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