Buying copies of my photographs

Please note: this page was revised in March 2019. Please read it if you have not bought from me before or have not bought anything since then.

W
hile I am happy to provide good quality copies of almost any photographs on this web site, I have had to make some hard decisions about two matters: providing prints, particularly of my photos taken at Masters Athletics events, and providing copies of photographs for free.

Prints:
The cost of inkjet printer ink has risen to a level that is, in my view, a complete commercial disgrace. Ounce for ounce, printer ink is now more expensive than top perfumes or expensive whiskies. It is, frankly and unfortunately, no longer economic for me to continue to provide colour prints at what I think most of my customers would regard as a reasonable price. There never has been any real profit element built into the cost of my prints, but if I were to continue to offer a print service as before, my prices would need to rise very significantly in spite of this - just to be able to avoid making a loss on the cost of the inks for my printer.

However, it is also clear that a number of High Street photo printing outlets (Super Snaps, Snappy Snaps, Boots, etc) are managing to absorb the rising cost of inks in a way that a privateer like me can never do. Thus, they are continuing to provide prints from their stores and outlets at prices that represent admirable value for money, as matters stand. I cannot compete with those prices.

I have therefore completely revised the basis for my photo sales, to give you what I think are currently the best options. Before you send me an order, please read everything below
and my standard terms and conditions:

(The following section relates only to Masters Athletics photographs)
Pictures from my galleries are now available either:

  • As a .jpg file at a resolution suitable for use on a website, Facebook page and so on, at £4 (€6 or $6 US) each. You may be able to arrange a small print from a file like this; or
  • As a larger .jpg file at a higher resolution, suitable for you to use to obtain a quality colour print as well as web site use, at £8.00 (€9 or $12 US) each;
  • I may still be prepared to quote you a price for colour prints at 5" x 7" (17.7cm x 12.7cm), or at approximately A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) if you are unable to arrange local printing. Please ask me.


When you order, it is important that you give me the following information for each photograph, otherwise I have to spend ages looking for the picture I think you want:

  • The file name. You can get this by double clicking on the gallery picture. You will then see a larger version, with the file name displayed towards the bottom of the page. (e.g. “MMP23456”); and
  • The name of gallery the photograph comes from, including the date of the event; and
  • Your name, and e-mail address. If you ask for a quote for prints, I will also need your actual postal address so that I can take postage costs into account.


"Freebies" :
In the past, on request, and
at my discretion, I have supplied e-mailed copies of Masters Athletics pictures free of charge to a number of regional Masters Athletics web sites or local publications running articles about Masters Athletics. It was an explicit condition that photographs supplied in this way were not to be passed on to other people or organisations without my prior agreement. I have, however, found several instances where this has been abused and so, after a year or so of an unsatisfactory interim arrangement, I have now decided that I am going to discontinue the supply of "freebies" for this purpose, with effect from 31 March 2019. My standard terms and conditions are here. This is not a decision I reached lightly, and it is a case of a few spoiling things for the majority.

Other photographs

For copies of all other photographs ( things like morris dancing, motor sport, the Dolomites etc) please e-mail me for a quotation. I am also more than happy to sell any of the photos from this gallery of artwork based on my photos and can arrange really top quality printing on block canvas by Gilbert & Clarke of Mill Street, Maidstone, who are simply amongst the best around for that sort of work, in my opinion. I use them for the stuff on my walls at home, and for exhibitions. Please note that a few photos on my web site were taken by other people, and that I have a copyright agreement on some others that means I cannot supply a copy to an third party.

Payment

I need you to send me an e-mailed order first, and I will quote you a total price. Once you have the price, you can pay me:

  • By PayPal; or
  • By a cheque drawn on a UK bank account.

Sorry, I cannot take payments by credit card or in non UK currency.


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