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Rights Managed Sales Live!

© Leland Bobbé

In recent years the landscape of stock photography has changed dramatically.  Most stock agencies have turned to royalty free as their default business model and as a result its very hard to make consistent high dollar stock sales. Great for the client bad for the photographer. I just had two MAJOR rights managed sales of this shot through Getty Images to the same client for pharmaceutical usage one for print advertising and one for online use.  I spotted these twins at an upstate NY fair years ago and they agreed to pose for a portrait. It just shows that it’s best to rely on your instincts.

Underground NYC

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Woman in green from my Underground NYC series. People in subways

Boys and Clown at Rodeo

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I shot this in  upstate NY at an outdoor rodeo just before these twins sang the national anthem. Such a weird juxtaposition. This was shot on film and processed in Photoshop and Topaz software. I believe this was shot with a 14mm fisheye lens. I’d check but i sold the lens a few years ago. I really like this one . . .

Texas Cop

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

About 10 years ago I went on  road trip through Texas and found this cop at a roadside fast food burger joint. I fought off my intimidation and asked him if I could snap a portrait of him. I recently rediscovered the image and started to play around with converting it to black and white. Using 3 types of Topaz software this is what I came up with. I like this version much better than the color.

Winter Barn

©Leland Bobbé

©Leland Bobbé

I shot this during a winter drive in upstate NY. Shot in color and processed into B&W using Topaz software. Whenever I the a shot like this it reminds me that there are potential great photos all around us, it’s just a matter of seeing.

On the Streets of NYC With iPhone

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

I came upon this gentleman the other day on 28th st. between Madison and Park. Shot in color and processed using Snapseed my favorite new iPhone photo editing app.

 

Early iPhone Photo

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbe

I was going back through all of my iPhone shots the other day and found this that I had totally forgotten about. This is one of the very first shots that I ever took on an iPhone. I just happen to catch this at the right moment. I love the light and love the mood.

New Portrait – Robin Bobbé

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I took this portrait of my wife, Robin near our upstate NY home in Deposit NY with the help of some fill flash from my trusty Nikon speedlight.

New York City Wall Art

Split Face © Leland Bobbé

Split Face © Leland Bobbé

This is one of the new images from my New York City Wall Art Series.

New York City Wall Art

Green Dress © Leland Bobbé

Green Dress © Leland Bobbé

Another shot in my New York City Wall Art series.