Natural Born Hikers’ Photography
By S. Cyd “Weisey” Read and T."Pick" Pickering
Hi, my name is Cyd and I am the photographer responsible for the majority of the images found on the two websites: Natural Born Hikers and The NBH Travel Journal. A collection of our favorite images can also be found at our on-line gallery. Most of the images found on our websites are available as fine art prints and for stock photography. Below you will find a price list for your convenience.
Price List for Fine Art Images
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|5 x 7||$35.00||$45.00||add $10.00|
|8 x 10 or 8 x 12 or 9 x 13||$80.00||$95.00||add $15.00|
|11 x 14 or 12 x 18 or 13 x 19||$150.00||$175.00||add $35.00|
|16 x 20 or 16 x 24||$300.00||$355.00||add $70.00|
|24 x 30 or 24 x 36||$550.00||N/A||N/A|
|30 x 40 or 30 x 45||$750.00||N/A||N/A|
|30 x 50||$810.00||N/A||N/A|
Prices include shipping and handling.
· Fine Art Photographic Greeting Cards are also available for $5.00 each, or as a box set of 10 cards for $40.00 - cards may be any ten images.
Landscape and wildlife images are a great addition to home or office. If you are interested in our photography please contact Cyd by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Options for payment include personal check, money order, cashier’s check, or paypal. If paying by check the order will be processed when the check clears.
How to Order Fine Art Prints
Ordering is easy! Send an email to email@example.com and include the following information:
A simple email with the text:
“Request for Fine Art Prints” is all I need to get your order started. If I
have any questions or need clarification, I will contact you immediately.
I want to do what it takes to earn your business! Delivering high-quality prints right to your door at extremely competitive prices is how I intend to do it. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon! See you on the trails!
My photographs are available for
use as stock photography for your magazine, newsletter, or other publication.
Pricing depends upon usage details such as image size and placement (1/4 page,
1/2 page, cover etc) and on distribution and nature (editorial, advertising,
educational, websites etc) of the publication. Contact me for pricing details.
Prices will be valid for the one-time, non-exclusive right to distribute a single image for a period of up to 12 months from date of invoice. Choose from most of the images on Natural Born Hikers or NBH Travel Journal or Ozimages Stock Library. You will be sent high-quality scans. Additional fees apply for CD's or duplicate slides. Duplicate slides are not available for all images, please inquire. If you have needs other than those listed above, please let me know.
How to Request Stock Photos
If you would like to use one or more of my images, please send me an email and I will get back to you immediately.
Hey all you musicians out there! Don’t forget about the all important CD cover. If any of my photos have caught your eye then please consider them for your band’s next release. Just send me an email and I will quote you a fair price.
Personal "fair use" is encouraged and includes:
Screen-saver or background image on your computer
Emailing a copy to a friend
Limited diffusion in personal (student) educational documents such as school reports and thesis.
In addition, you are always encouraged to make a link to any of the web pages (html files) included in this server without any restriction.
You may not redistribute or reproduce multiple copies, make derivative works, perform or otherwise use in a public way the images or text except as part of your own personal (student) educational documents.
Images or text may not be sold or used in any way in connection with any activity wherein payment is earned. This includes use on a commercial web site, use in your work, or use by any organization (including non-profit, educational, or government) which has paid personnel.
The images or text of “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” which you obtain from any source are licensed to you by “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” for the limited purpose of personal use. This does not mean that title to the image was transferred to you. You own the medium on which the images or text are recorded, but “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” retains full and complete title to the images or text, and any intellectual property rights therein.
I reserve the right to make future changes to these guidelines. By using any “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” image you thereby consent to these guidelines and any future changes.
Creation of the Images/Photo Equipment
Some of the most common questions regarding my photography are about the equipment used to produce the images, so here is a little bit about what I use to shoot my photos. I carry with me, on most adventures, two 35mm camera bodies. Both bodies are made by Minolta; with one I shoot slides and with the other I shoot prints. The two camera bodies that I use are: the Minolta Maxxum 7000 (this body was used exclusively until 2000) and the Minolta Maxxum 9. I have quite an arsenal of lenses but the ones I use the most are: Sigma 20mm, Minolta 24mm, Tamron 28-300mm XR, Minolta 70-210mm, and the Tokina 300mm f2.8 lens. In most situations I use a polarizing filter. My films of choice are Fuji Velvia slide film and Agfa Ultra 100 print film; I like both of these films due to their high color saturation. To get my images in a digital format I scan them using the HP scanjet 5470c or the Nikon Coolscan IV. The images are then saved using either Microsoft Digital Image Pro 7.0, or Adobe Photoshop CS.
Update: In 2005 I added to my photographic equipment the Canon 20D Digital SLR, and so far I am completely satisfied with the images produced from this camera.
Underwater images shot after 2003 are taken with the Canon s400 digital in a dedicated Canon underwater housing. Pick is our underwater master and she swears by this system, and I think the images speak for themselves.
Underwater Update: All underwater photos taken after 2005 are taken with a Canon sd550 in a dedicated Canon underwater housing.
Artist Information Statement
Photographic images of the natural world are our way of preserving and protecting the outstanding beauty that surrounds us; whether it is a sweeping landscape, a bloom on a flower, or a wild animal in its natural habitat. All of these subjects give us a sense of connection and they renew our spirit with overwhelming emotion. In each of our images we try to convey a sense of place, and a feeling of reverie for the special beauty that is inherent in all that is nature. Our images represent over 20 years of capturing just the right moment. Sometimes serendipity is involved, and sometimes it takes the ability to know your subject well enough to be in the right place at the right time. All of our images are captured in natural light with no modification of the natural environment (such as the placing of objects, or the removal of objects, i.e. removing branches or adding colorful leaves). In addition, no computer enhancement or digital manipulation is used in the creation of the photographs. Our hope is that our photographs inspire others to see what our world has to offer, and that they create a desire to protect these places for many generations to come.
About the Artists
Cyd Read and T. Pickering have been capturing breath-taking images of the natural world since 1986, but just began selling their images in 2003. A love of travel and a sense of adventure have led the Natural Born Hikers to several remote locations around the world, some seen by only a small percentage of people. Many of the photographs were taken in areas only accessible by foot, requiring hikes of anywhere from 10 to 25 miles, carrying heavy photo equipment. Their dedication to preserving these special places on film is a never-ending quest, and it is a quest that they enjoy immensely. The love of such adventure is quite evident in the work of Natural Born Hikers', and each image is sure to be a conversation starter as well as a piece of artwork.
Their work has been published in numerous formats including: calendars, text books, websites, greeting cards, educational programs, the cover of a novel, newspapers, and used in a commerative coin collection.
Okay, well that covers just about everything, but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us.