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I have just had a call from Britt Carseldine, the project manager of the QLD government image library. Britt has given me an indication of the future plans of the government and their new image library. It does sound like they have really thought carefully about this project and unlike many government/corporation image libraries this one may actually be well organised and technologically up-to-date. What I would like to see however is the Queensland Government Image Library spell out clearly for all photographers (maybe on a Q.G.I.L website?) what is meant by the conditions below -
- “non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to reproduce the licensed images an unlimited number of times in any and all media for all purposes applicable to Queensland Government communication.”
- “The images will be managed by the Queensland Government Image Library team who will process the requests, and distribute derivatives of high resolution versions of these images to Queensland Government communications officers for their communications and marketing materials as deemed appropriate.”
The new Queensland Government Image Library project is seeking to purchase various selections of high resolution Queensland images by Queensland based photographers as royalty free, whereby the State of Queensland will have a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to reproduce the licensed images an unlimited number of times in any and all media for all purposes applicable to Queensland Government communication.
These royalty-free image CD/DVDs will be purchased and stored in a new secure Queensland Government Image Library. Here they will be viewed as thumbnails by a group of authorised Queensland Government communication and marketing officers across all Queensland Government agencies. The images will be managed by the Queensland Government Image Library team who will process the requests, and distribute derivatives of high resolution versions of these images to Queensland Government communications officers for their communications and marketing materials as deemed appropriate.
At this early stage we are seeking expressions of interest from a selected group of Queensland photographers, including yourself, who have been recommended as experienced freelancers to Queensland Government agencies. We are inviting you to supply a selection of approximately 200 of your web viewable images according to the brief below, from which we will select 65 to then be supplied in high resolution jpeg format sized at A4 (8×12) 300dpi. Successful photographers will be paid $1000.00 inc GST for one DVD containing 65 images we select from the 200 images submitted.
All Queensland Government agencies will be encouraged to acknowledge the photographer in editorial material and wherever practical. Obviously we cannot guarantee this acknowledgement in all circumstances but it may provide a good pr opportunity for your work as a side benefit.
Brief for royalty-free DVD of Queensland images
* the use of images with recognisable people will require signed model consent forms, and likewise areas requiring property releases would require a signed property release.
* Queensland Government agencies have full access to the Tourism Queensland image library so we are not currently in need of any tourism type images unless they are significantly different/creative in comparison to those in the TQ image library.
* We would like to focus on images that give a Queensland feel (traditional/contemporary/real life) and in that regard are very interested in images of regional Queensland.
* We will need metadata supplied and embedded with the chosen images in the following format:
* Short Unique Filename only containing letters and numbers
* Keywords (what, where, when, who)
* GPS data (where able)
* Image file format, size, dimensions, resolution, bit depth,
colour mode, colour profile.
* Copyright and contact information
Outlined below are some areas where we have gaps in our image library to give you an idea of some of the images we are looking for. This list is a guide and as such we are open to other images you may suggest as appropriate for our Queensland Government Image Library:
* Climate change: wind farms, solar panels, hybrid cars, watertanks, native gardens, washing car with bucket
* Health and lifestyle: cycling, surfing, walking, people (not recognisable) exercising, walking dog, fishing, boating, food images
* Indigenous images where people are not recognisable
* Brisbane and regional Queensland landmarks and infrastructure
* Queensland industries: mines and mining equipment/technologies/services , marine, aviation/aerospace, architecture and design, biotechnology, creative industries, environmental management, urban planning
* Regional: various regional agricultural industries, aquaculture
* Regional: streetscapes and regional town landmarks
* Streetscape: streets of traditional Queenslander homes and modern/eco architecture
* Creative images representing Queensland corporate/business sector
* Creative images of Queensland icons
* Creative images representing Queensland research/innovation/technology/culture
The Queensland Government Image Library team would like to receive a disc of web viewable versions (1000 pixels on the longest side at 72ppi) by close of business Friday 24 April. Please include your postal, website, email and phone contact details on the disc so we can respond to your submission. All submissions will be treated as highly confidential and not be used other than for proofing and selecting photos.
Posted by Cameron in Uncategorized on April 23rd, 2008
You may be aware I’ve developed an appreciation for a really good cup of coffee.
I’ve got my Rancilio Silva at home which, with its new PID kit, is giving me a “God shot” virtually every time I turn it on.
At the other end of the scale I’ve had some truly awful coffees as I’ve travelled throughout Australia and south-east Asia.Like the time in Rockhampton a local donut shop poured instant coffee into their espresso machine portafilter, then heated the milk to sub-nuclear temperatures.
A quick plug: a colleague of mine is selling gourmet coffee, roasted fresh daily.They Express Post and have a money back guarantee. At the moment, if you sign up for their newsletter, you get a bonus sample of their coffee with your first purchase, whether that’s 500g, 1kg or more. They’ve got some interesting coffee articles as well. Plus, if you click on the link below, and sign up, I’ll get some free coffee when I buy my next order.
You don’t want to deprive me of free coffee do you?
Visit http://www.roastandpost.com.au/offers/CameronLairdblog.htm to take up the offer.
Two wins in a row against the Bulldogs puts the Cowboys in a Sunday semi-final clash with the Warriors at home. Jason Smith was SUPER and really showed his years of experience when it came down to the final minutes. Combined with Thurston, Bowman and Matt Bowen their experience helped the Cowboys hold the Bulldogs off 20-18, something that would never have happened in seasons past.
See my pics from the match at http://www.cameronlaird.com/gallery/2572467/37/193427802#193428334
Just finished a commission for Adidas/Sunday Telegraph for the “Sexiest Man In League” competition. Wouldn’t have minded swapping places with JT as he looped around Cleveland Bay in a beautiful Tiger Moth (from http://www.flyscenic.com.au/). Anyway, you can see a selection of my pics here (http://www.cameronlaird.com/gallery/2572467/113/192872513#P-8-15) or on the official site at http://www.sexiestmaninleague.com.au/week5_1.php
Posted by Cameron in Uncategorized on June 3rd, 2007
After jumping out to an 18-0 lead against the Sharks, that post origin collapse that seems to happen every season happened again. The Sharks quickly closed in and with only 2 minutes left in the clash Cronulla were up by four. I’m not sure what I saw in that last play but by the look in the eyes of the backline players I KNEW something was on. Sure enough Ty Williams scored right under the posts to give the Cowboys a stunning 2 point win 26-24. Awesome!
See my pics of the game at http://www.cameronlaird.com/gallery/2572467#158647289