Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How soon after I order a print will it be delivered ?
A. The schedules I quote below are average times and may vary over holidays and busy periods such as Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year. I will keep you informed if there is likely to be any delay that will extend beyond my normal delivery schedule.
The production time for print-only orders is normally 1-2 working days.
The shipping time for orders varies, but is normally 1-2 working days within the UK. Overseas, much depends upon the postal agent in the recipient country.
I ship orders by a Royal Mail service so you should expect to receive your print order a day or two after I have notified you of its shipment. If you have an urgent order and require a print on a shorter timescale than that described above then please contact me and discuss your requirements with me before placing an order.
Q. What are your shipping charges, and do you ship Worldwide ?
A. I make single standard charge for a ‘print only’ order (Currently £5.95). I do not ship worldwide, only to the UK, The Isle of Man and The Channel Islands.
Q. Are prints available from any image shown on the site ?
A. No, I only produce prints from images which have been obtained from larger format or digital cameras. Whilst many of my images have a historical relevance and are suitable for reproduction in other forms such as publication in a book, on-line article or magazine, sadly they are neither of the size nor the resolution to produce high quality prints.
Can I purchase an image in digital format to print myself ?
A. No, simply for reasons of security and protection of copyright.
Q. Are there any more images than those shown on the site ?
A. Yes, there are thousands more, but most of the geographical areas and subjects that I cover are included on the site. My areas of specialisation are : The Himalayas and the United Kingdom. I do have some Alpine material, but none of the Americas, Africa or New Zealand. It is my intention to expand the library over time, so it might be useful to bookmark this site and return at a later date.
Q. Can I use an image for commercial purposes and what will it cost ?
A. You may use an image for commercial purposes, but you will need to speak to me before you do. My charges are reasonable but they depend upon the use and the length of time for which the image is required.
Q. Can I use a library image in a website ?
A. You may use an image on a website, but please ask permission before you do. I do not normally charge for such use, but I ask that the image be properly copyrighted and accredited. I also ask for a link back to this website.
Q. Can I copy a library image for personal use at home or for a project at work ?
A. You may save or print images for private use and enjoyment at home. However, they must NOT under any circumstances be reproduced, published, altered or used for commercial purposes without my written permission. No matter how well intentioned, breach of copyright is theft, and I will initiate proceedings against any offender.
Q. Will you sponsor my fundraising activities in the mountains ?
A. In a word, NO.
I receive numerous requests each year from individuals and groups who wish to support a deserving cause by raising funds through the commercial sponsorship of some mountain related challenge or event. I admire these people for giving of their time and energy to good causes, but I am fundamentally opposed to any event, however small or well organised, which uses the mountain environment as some kind of resource or objective.
I regard the mountain environment as one which is under severe threat from a number of directions, and it is my policy – through my images – to encourage people to understand, care for and protect that environment. Having lived and worked in the mountains for more than 40 years, I am very aware of the damage that ‘sponsored’ events can cause to the mountain environment, the risks that they place on the participants and the disruption that they do cause to local people and businesses.
I am not alone in these views, which are now widely held by the climbing and walking public and generally supported by their official representative bodies.