Tugster is an online photography gallery with exhibits added every day;  the older exhibits stay there as well, shifted into the archives.  In fact, often, a new exhibit references an older one, in which case a link is embedded in the new exhibit.

I intend this site to be primarily an educational and artistic venture for me, only secondarily as advertising for potential commercial exchanges.   I am more interested in sharing, bartering, or community building.

Can you buy rights to photos?  Well, it depends who you are.  If I’ve taken your photo or one of your boat, I’d gladly send a file high resolution, as long as you say thank you.  If you’re a non-profit, same could apply.  If you have an idea for a collaborative project promoting the concept of the “sixth boro” as the progenitor of the other boroughs, please . . . let’s talk.  The basic suggestion is  . . . if you’re interested, get in touch.  See contact link on left side main page. When you use it, please as a courtesy, send me a link.

If you’re a commercial for-profit enterprise, then I would be happy to “license” use of a photo or so under the conditions of the Creative Commons license.

Also, I post photos at significantly reduced resolution, partly because they’re just easier to work with that way.  At highest resolution, my photos have graced full magazine pages, even covers.  Then again, in some documentary posts, such as some of the May 2011 Blue Marlin, I’ve chosen to post photos obscured by haze and taken from unfavorable angles;  recall my goal there was documenting, not creating “beauty” shots.  And given a choice between playing with photoshop or writing/researching, I go with the latter.

I like it when folks share photos–esp. older ones they’ve taken themselves and much older ones for whom the photographer is no longer known.  In the case I use photos supplied by others, I consider the “sharer” responsible for the photos.  I’ve on several occasions been approached by third parties wanting to use photos that’ve been shared.  In that case, I put that third party in contact with the original “sharer.”