Purchasing Prints and Licences


The majority of the images on this site are available to purchase as prints or to license for personal use or rights managed commercial use. Purchases are made online, via an email to me , and payment is made by either direct bank transfer or by Paypal transfer. Payment is required prior to despatch of the requested image.

All prices are in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are subject to change without warning.


How do I purchase a print?

To purchase a traditional inkjet print for private use, please email me together with the print title and/or the item number and the number of copies required. Unless otherwise stated, traditional prints are printed on A4 gloss or semi-gloss paper (your choice) with a minimum margin on 2cm on all sides. Cost is $25.00 per print.

When purchasing a print you agree that Copyright is retained by John H Bardell and that you will not, for any purpose, copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from print.

Alternative prints are handmade on request. The various processes involved can be lengthly. All alternative prints are produced via a contact printing process and presented on high quality, water colour paper. Prices and turnaround times are available on application.

Fine art works are either unique or editioned. Please contact me directly about your desired purchase and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

How do I purchase a licence for private use?

To purchase a private use licence, such as for use in school projects, inclusion on your website etc, please email me together with the print title(s). By purchasing the selected images you agree and acknowledge that you are not acquiring any right, title or interest in or to the images(s) or any associated copyrights, other then the right to possess, hold and use the images(s) for personal, non-commercial purposes. Furthermore, you agree that you will:
i. not scan, copy, duplicate, distribute or otherwise reproduce the images(s)
ii. not use the Images for any commercial purpose, without the express written consent of the photographer and
iii. indemnify the photographers against any claims, losses or damages incurred as a result of or in connection with your breach of the foregoing restrictions.

Low resolution digital scan – 72dpi (delivery by email): $5.00
High resolution digital scan – 300dpi (delivery by email): $10.00
Postage for scan burnt to CD: Australia $5.00 / International $20.00

How do I obtain a license for the commercial use of an image?

i. Licences may be may be exclusive or non-exclusive and be determined for the territory, time and use as agreed in writing between the photographer and the client.
ii. The Licence only applies for the use as agreed and may/or may not include any form of electronic or other storage or electronic communication.
iii. The licensing fee will be negotiated between the photographer and the client depending upon i) and ii). Indicative fees are presented below. Note that, depending on your specific needs, licence fees may be negotiable.
iv. The License will come into effect from the date of payment of the relevant invoice(s). No use may be made of the photographs prior to payment in full of the relevant invoice(s).
v. Licences cannot be transferred without the photographer’s express written permission.

To license an image, please email me together with the print title and details of the license best suited to your needs. You will be provided with a quote. Once the terms are agreed to and the fee is paid, the hi-reolution image will be emailed to you.

High resolution digital scan (delivery by email): $45.00
Postage for scan burnt to CD: Australia $5.00 / International $20.00

PRINT MEDIA: Books/Brochures/Annual Reports

Quarter Page Half Page Full Page Cover
One Country $45.00 $65.00 $95.00 $135.00
Austalia + NZ $60.00 $80.00 $110.00 $150.00
World (one language) $110.00 $130.00 $160.00 $200.00
World (all languages) $160.00 $200.00 $230.00 $270.00

Images are licensed for specific periods of time. Licence fees apply only to business/commercial websites

Less than 1 year 1-3 years More than 3 years
Business/Commercial website $130.00 $320.00 $420.00

Cards (per 1,000)
Commercial organizations (retail): $200.00

Posters (per 1,000)
Commercial organizations (retail): $750.00

Calendars/diaries/address books (per 1,000)

Inside Cover
Commercial organizations (retail) $100.00 $400.00


What format and resolution will I get?

Images on this site are compressed to optimize site performance. Upon purchase of a license or ordering of prints, the original watermark-free hi-resolution image, at 300dpi, will be provided or used. When an image is purchased, hi-res JPEG files are delivered by default.

Can I get a sample of a hi-res file?

Yes, you can! As mentioned above, the images showcased on this site are compressed. I are happy do supply a hi-res sample, if you want to verify image quality before purchasing a license. Simply contact me directly and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

What kind of licensing schemes do you offer for your images?

Currently, I offer personal use licenses as well as commercial use rights managed licenses for photographs.

Personal Use licenses are appropriate for images you’d like to for your personal use, which may include, but is not limited to, using the image for at-home printing, screensaver slideshows, wedding announcements, online personal profiles, etc. A Personal Use license, however, prohibits you from using the image for anything but strictly personal or limited educational use (e.g. school projects or single-classroom education).

A Rights Managed license means that an image is priced and purchased for a specific explicit purpose for a set period of time. For example, licensing an image for editorial publication at 1/2 page size in an Australian national magazine with a circulation of 100,000 is considered a specific purpose. An appropriate Rights Managed fee will be determined based on that usage.

Please note that licensing of an image does not confer the copyright to you. Additionally, by licensing an image here, you are solely liable for its use. Please, ensure that the photo is suitable for your use before licensing.

What form of payment do you accept?

A payment for licensing an image or for buying a print can be made by direct bank credit or by PayPal.

Contact me

Not finding what you’re looking for? Preferring personal contact? Do you require assistance with the process of buying online? Please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!