Although it doesn’t have anything to do with the photograph below, today I am going to rant a bit about the constant stream of emails I get in the last couple of months from magazines asking me if they can use this or that photograph in one of their articles. They always say they’ll credit me, but they can’t afford to pay anything. Today, I got the most daring email of all. Not only they would like to use a photograph of mine in an online article, but they added this to their email: “In addition to possible publication on our magazine (and its affiliates and licensees) may reproduce, distribute, display and publish the Photograph you provide in and via webpages, websites and other publications, products and services that contain, exhibit, or are branded with the name or logo of the Magazine, and use the Photograph for the promotion of the foregoing.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s a lot of rights they are asking you to grant for free! Don’t get me wrong… I know I’m at the beginning of my photography road, but surely if there is a demand for my images I should ask to be payed for them.
Anyway, moving on the the image below, I took this just before we entered the crown-jewel of Tibet, the Potala Palace and even to this day, the palace is still very impressive with all its 13 floors towering above Lhasa. In terms of processing, this one was fairly straight forward. Just a couple of curves in Photoshop and the Topaz Adjust plug-in applied just to the palace to bring out the edges.