Updates to wallpapers page

I have been slowly updating the formatting on multiple popular pages on the blog, mostly the top photography spots ones. But today, the time has come for an update for the wallpapers page.

So you may find a bit of a new formatting, aligned with the rest of the blog. Also, since the number of wallpapers got quite big over time, I split the page into two. The 2736×1824, 3440×1440 and 3840×1200 resolution wallpapers are where they used to be, and the other, 1600×1200 and 1920×1200 resolution wallpapers, can be now found on this page. Should help with the loading speed quite a lot :)

New 21:9 – 3440×1440 wallpapers

And so it’s not just new formatting, here are also new 21:9 wallpapers at 3440×1440 for you. As always, you can get them from the wallpapers page, they are free to download and share. Just if you post them somewhere, please link back to this blog and don’t use them commercially without my permission.

3440x1440 21:9 wallpapers page

3440x1440 21:9 wallpapers page

3440x1440 21:9 wallpapers page

3440x1440 21:9 wallpapers page

3440x1440 21:9 wallpapers page

3440x1440 21:9 wallpapers page

Packing for a trip

And I’m off to Dubai tomorrow, so just finished packing. I do hope I have everything I need. So there will be no real updates here for the next week, as I’m not taking my Surface with me. I have quite a lot planed anyway, so I don’t expect any time to edit. But you are welcome to follow me on my FB page and Instagram, where I will try and post some behind the camera stuff.

What’s in the bag

So while punting this together, I thought I show you what I plan to use. Just the main stuff, not all the little things, as that would make for a very long list :)

As you can see, I’m using three cameras. My main camera will be the Canon 5D mark IV. Then there is the Sony a7R with Metabones III adapter, which I use as a backup. And in the corner you can see the Sony RX100 that I like to use for the behind the camera stuff and some quick snaps. I prefer it to a mobile phone, as the quality is better and it has a F1.8 aperture.

On the lens side, going from widest to telephoto, there are the following: Canon 8-15 F4 Fisheye, Laowa 12mm f2.8 Zero-D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8, Canon 17mm TSE, Canon 24-70mm F2.8 and Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS II. Yes, that’s a lot of lenses, but I like to vary them, as they give different views. And of course I don’t carry everything at all times :) I would take fewer lenses, like for instance leaving the 16-35 behind as I have a 17 and 24-70, but, I cant put filters on the 17, so I can’t. And so on :)

The last thing visible here in that small Vanguard pouch is the Nisi V5 pro filter holder, with a reduction for the Laowa 12mm lens, standard lenses and a polarizer filter. Yes, the filter holder has a very nice leather case from Nisi, but I find it’s needlessly big.

Btw. This bag is the Lowepro Vertex 200 AW.

Packing for a trip.

Busy Charles Bridge in Prague – Plotagraph

I’m in the middle of packing for my next trip and trying to decide what I need and what I can leave behind. It’s funny how quickly one reaches the airline limits for baggage :). But I’m still here, so for today I have for you another Plotagraph. This one from a photo taken from one of the towers of the Charles bridge in Prague. The clouds, water and the moving people really work nicely here.

You can check out my Plotagraph Pro review here, and a guide how to create them here.

(if you use an older web browser, you may only see a static image, if you are on a mobile, please hit the play button to see the Plotagraph in motion)

Clouds over Dubai – plotagraph

I’s slowly packing for my trip next week to Dubai. And while doing so, I thought I also share a Dubai photo with you. But as I not yet have any new ones, here is an older one, just animated with Plotagraph Pro.

You can check out my Plotagraph Pro review here, and a guide how to create them here.

(if you use an older web browser, you may only see a static image, if you are on a mobile, please hit the play button to see the Plotagraph in motion)

Photo licensing

I have been browsing Pixsy a bit recently. If you don’t know Pixsy, it’s a site to search the internet for you photos. You upload your library of photos, and they search for you. They do even more, but I will get to that in a different post. But what I noticed is, so many people and even companies, don’t bother to comply with licencing rules. Do they don’t know I could easily start suing them one by one and require payments for all the photos? I don’t want to do that, but maybe one day it will be to much to ignore. And since some of my photos are already licensed for exclusive use, I have my own obligations, and they can even create problems for me, which I will not allow.

But until that day, here is a bit of a reminder on how and when you can use my photos for free, and when you have to license them.

All my photos are shared under Creative Commons licence.

So you may download and share them further as long as you follow these three rules:

  • Attribution — Please always when you share my photos, note that I am the author, with my name Miroslav Pertrasko and link back to this site www.hdrshooter.com
  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes, without my specific permission
  • No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work, without my specific permission

That said, let’s look at it more specificaly

Social media

First, there is social media. On any of them, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more, you can share any of my photos, as long as you include the credit and link back to the blog. This is the same for personal accounts and company accounts. As long it’s sharing, anyone can do it as much as they want.

Of course, if anyone pretends they are the author of the photo, they will first get a nice message from me, and if its not resolved, a copyright claim. This I find just insulting and will not tolerate it.

Personal use

Personal use of the images in the sizes I shared on my various sites is free. So if you want to use it on your personal blog, print something small, use it in your photo album, and similar, you are free to do so. Of course with online use, please include my name and link back to this blog.

If you require a full size image, for instance you want to print a poster for your room, please head over to the Shop where you can buy a download copy for personal use, or contact me here.

Commercial use

Any commercial use is not free and requires a license fee to be payed. This is any use in brochures, flyers, promo materials, magazines, company websites, books and similar. Please take into account, that this includes all company websites. If you are a travel company, and want to use a photo on your site, you need a license. If you are a hotel and want the photo on your site, you need a license, and so on.

Even if you create a free promotional product, you still have to license the photos for it. Again, for example a company calendar. You give it to your customers for free, but as with any promotion, you have to carry the cost, not the photographer.

Licensing is quite easy. Either head over to the Shop, where you can choose a download commercial license for the available photos. They are available at different resolutions for different prices. In case the photo is not available, please contact me here.

In any case, anyone is free to contact me if something is not clear here :)

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