500px Prime one of the newer sources of premium stock photography have announced a 20% discount for you (if you are in the market for Quality stock photography) from their vast catalogue – of which I am a contributor. This isn’t about selling my photographs, although I hope that you will have a look, it is about you getting a 5th off the whole 500px Prime catalogue.
This has to be a positive step to redressing the imbalance in how women are portrayed. It has to be recognized that beauty comes in all sizes, colours, shapes & ages and we should see this reflected in high end visual media such as the esteemed Pirelli Calendar.
The Pirelli calendar – aside from the gorgeous models featured in its pages and the amazing locations, what makes it even more desirable is the fact that the calendar can never be found on the newsstands, but is sent only to some lucky few, and no one knows who those people are. For the upcoming edition of the much talked about calendar, the names of the models have been revealed and the surprise of the 2015 edition is that plus-size model, Candice Huffine, will be the first curvy model of Pirelli calendar.
“My presence on this set – the most glamorous in the world – is a sign that things are really changing. I am aware of my diversity. Even when I climb the stairs in a place like this I know that a few of the clothes from the wardrobe will fit. But no one makes…
I have just passed Quality Control for Alamy and can now post stock photography. I’ll have to start to produce some more now – I have got lots of ideas ( and quite a few photos in my archives that might sell!). Here are the photos that I sent for QC; they are an indication of some the sort of markets that I’ll be targeting, but not all. They are a start:-
I have finally done it; I have made the leap from working for wages to working for myself. I have “retired” from my job in the NHS and ventured out into the unknown. Paul Cullen Photography as an entity has been around for a while but now I can devoted the majority of my time to it. I have so many plans that I don’t know where to start – well I do – I’ll work work through my plans one thing at a time so expect to be hearing much more from me as I venture on.
I have just become a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers http://www.swpp.co.uk/ and the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers. http://sinwp.com/ the latter dealing with Landscape Photography.
A full-time mum from Wales has won an exclusive photo shoot for her family with Official Diamond Jubilee photographer John Swannell, after coming first place in the National Autistic Society’s 50th birthday photography competition. Melanie Garside, 37, beat 500 other entrants in the charity’s friendship-themed competition with a photograph of Dewi, her seven-year-old son. The picture shows Dewi, who has autism, dancing with his own shadow on the beach. She said: “Friendships can be hard for many people with autism. What amazes me is Dewi’s ability to do what so many others in the world can find so difficult, the ability to find a friend in himself, which is what this picture is all about. “I’m chuffed to bits that we won the competition, I wasn’t expecting it at all and we’re really excited about the photo session with John Swannell. I know that he’s photographed the Queen and some of the top celebs so it’s going to be amazing to have the family photographed by someone of his calibre.”John Swannell led the judging panel for the competition alongside Hilary Alexander, British fashion industry legend, Kayte Brimacombe, acclaimed photojournalist, and photographer Jay Blue.On the winning photograph, John said: “This photo is a true expression of joy, and this one boy’s contentment alongside his friend, his shadow, is just beautiful.”John is a long-time supporter of the National Autistic Society. Over the last year, John and his wife Marianne have raised more than £35,000 in aid of the Transforming Lives Project, a collaboration with the NAS to help support young adults as they move from childhood into adulthood. A recent survey by The National Autistic Society NAS published to mark the 50th birthday of the charity indicates that more than 60 per cent of children with autism have been bullied in school and more than 20 per cent say they have no friends. More than half of the children said they wanted to have more friends than they do. The survey also found that a quarter of all adults with autism 24% have no friends and 82% of adults say there are days when they dont talk to anyone outside of their home.