A statue of Akhenaten at Cairo Museum

A statue of Akhenaten at Cairo Museum (Image Reference: EW0503E-D01561)

Date: 3 May 2004
Camera: Canon EOS 10D
Lens: @54 mm
Exposure: 1/8s, f/4.5, ISO 200
Exposure mode: Aperture priority
Metering mode: Pattern
Exposure compensation: 0 EV

LICENCE: Rights Managed

This was one of several images that I was able to create while visiting the Cairo Museum. There are a couple of things to note about it. Firstly in 2004 when I was there the Museum very briefly changed their photography policy permitting anyone to make photographs and even permitting the use of tripods – providing you purchased a permit for the equivalent of about £2 – so I asked the tour guide if I could meet them back at the entrance at the end of their tour and used the time to create as many images as I could.

Secondly, to improve the saleability of the image, in post-production I converted the background to pure black. I do have a version which shows a pillar behind the statue and a bit of museum architecture behind that. That version has now sold FIVE times.

Link to image at Alamy: http://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?Imageid=%7B371f104b-dad8-412a-bd6e-a2f1b1c6e0db%7D

You can see the other images from this shoot here: http://photos.imb.biz/travel/egypt/cairomuseum0405

Sales Info (Newest First)

5th Sale : 13 Sep 2018

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Marketing package – Small business, Use in marketing materials, worldwide for 5 years (excludes advertising). This license is for small companies – up to 10 people.
Start: 13 September 2018
End: 13 September 2023

4th Sale : 23 July 2018

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Corporate client. Television Broadcast. Any size. Any placement. Documentary & entertainment use across all broadcast media, worldwide distribution. Single use in one episode.
Industry sector: OTHER –
E-Feat Film Prodn Co
Start: 23 July 2018
End: 23 July 2028

3rd Sale : 6 Dec 2017

Country: Worldwide
Usage: Commercial electronic, Websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years.
Media: Website, app and social media
Image Size: Any size
Start: 06 December 2017
End: 06 December 2022

2nd Sale : 24 Apr 2012

Country: Slovak Republic
Usage: Editorial
Media: Magazine – Print only
Print run: up to 10,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: Spot size
Start: 01 March 2012
End: 01 April 2012

1st Sale : 4 Jul 2011

Country: World English Language
Usage: Editorial
Media: Textbook – print and e-book
Print run: up to 10,000
Placement: Inside