One of my other photo ventures, NYC Photo News, has been growing by leaps and bounds. We now have over 10,000 photos online and more than 200,000 page views.
I am constantly asked where people can purchase prints of my work or where they can license my images. There are two menu items in the main menu that will take you to my stock site and my print site. If you are a not-for-profit and would like to use one of my images, contact me with project details. The only thing I ask is a photo credit and a copy or link to the finished product.
I have started a photo news agency called NYC Photo News. It is specifically designed to provide photos for bloggers and Web use and not print media. We now have close to 10,000 photos online and are always looking for talented photographers. NYC Photo News have appeared on Web sites around the world.
Killing New York State's Mute Swans
The DEC recently released its proposed ten-year management plan for the Mute Swan in New York state. This outline for management seeks complete and total decimation of the species by the year 2025.
One of the reasons the agency gives for this policy proposal is the Mute Swans “exhibiting aggressive behavior towards people.” Swan attacks resulting in serious injury to humans are so rare and near physically impossible that the government insults the public's intelligence by presenting this as a major justification for extermination. If you approach a swan nest they might get aggressive and hiss and flap their wings to protect their young, or approach if you have food, but this is a greatly exaggerated threat. the DEC is using to try and spin public opinion against swans, and wildlife in general.
For more information and to sign a petition protesting the DEC's proposal to eliminate Mute Swans from New York State visit this Web site.
Birds of Central Park Web Site
You can post your own Central Park photos at birdsofcentralpark.com. While there take a look at the interactive map I created that shows the popular birding spots in Central Park. You can exchange information with other birders/photographers or just browse the forums.