Equipment & Technique
I shoot primarily with a Canon 450D, though my earlier images (pre-2008) were shot with various point-and-shoot digital cameras. The large majority of the non-commissioned work I do is not post-processed in any way, as I try to develop my skills by working very hard to get the exact image I want straight out of the camera. I do post-process all of my work-for-hire using Photoshop in order to ensure a professional finished product.
I’ve been taking pictures for 15 years, though it’s just within the last eight that I’ve been working to hone my skills to a professional level. The following images are among what I believe to be my best work. More of my photography can be found on my Flickr page.
People & Portraits
Still life & Artistic
Licensing & Rates
I license nearly all of my photos under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (CC-by-sa) licenses. This means that you may use my photos free of charge provided that:
- I am properly credited as the author of the photo.
- If the photo is used online in a blog or as stock art, you link back to the Flickr page for the photo.
- The publication that includes my photo is also released under CC-by-sa or a compatible free license.
If your intended use of my photography does not meet the above conditions, contact me, and I can work out an individual licencing agreement with you for the image(s) you want to use. Generally, if your intended use is noncommercial in nature, I’ll have no problem with your using my photos free of charge, but please contact me first if you think the intended use may not conform to CC-by-sa.
If your intended use is commercial in nature and is not compatible with CC-by-sa, I will charge a nominal fee for use of my images. This fee is highly negotiable. Contact me and either make an offer or ask me for a quote, and we can work from there to come to an agreement on a fair price.
Likewise, if you would like to specifically request my services for an event or for other publicity, I usually charge a modest, negotiable hourly fee. Please contact me at hillary.lipko [at] gatech [dot] edu for more information and a price quote.