Digital Downloads are Here

Greetings reader,

As you may have read in a previous post. I was working on releasing a set of digital downloads for a low price. After a few weeks of hard work, they are finally for sale and can be found in my “Digital Downloads” section of the “Shop” tab.

You can find the licence details there, but as you may have read in my previous post. They are for personal use only, and are not to be sold or given away as “gifts” or “prizes” to friends or anyone else. I know this might seem unreasonable, and there’s really no way for me to enforce it, but that’s business. I’ve included a variety of landscape images - perfect for computer desktops, and vertical images - perfect for phone backgrounds.

I’ve began my digital downloads with 15 images, some old, some new. You may notice that I don’t have a lot of my city photography for sale, and the main reason for that has to do with copyright. A lot of famous buildings and landmarks in Japan are protected by copyright, which means I can’t legally sell anything with those landmarks as a prominent part of the image. I’m still working out where the line is (when a picture of a landmark becomes a picture that happens to have a landmark in it) and exactly which buildings do and don’t have copyright protection, but until then, I’m only including 3 city shots, which either feature buildings that aren’t protected by copyright (that I could find online), or are made up of enough other stuff that copyright shouldn’t really apply (a city skyline, for example). That being said, I’ve been rather limited in my ability to find out more about the Japanese laws regarding this, so these photos may be taken off my website, should I learn that they do infringe on a copyright of some sort. With some luck, I’ll be able to get in touch with a legal professional to explain this to me in more detail, but I’m really busy.

Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works:

When you purchase a digital download, you should receive an automatic email from me containing a downloadable link. Once you click the link, it becomes active and should download immediately to your device. The link will only remain active for 24 hours after the first download, so please ensure that your file has downloaded. If you encounter any issues, please let me know as soon as possible

Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the contact page.