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Bo Mathisen | Photofilmarchive.com

Oslo,
Norway

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PHOTOFILMARCHIVE.COM
Photofilmarchive is an independent stock gallery where you find high quality images and video, taken by professionals. 
We have one of the largest cruise galleries on the web, with low prices and fast and easy downloading.  

The majority of the pictures and videos have been taken by award winning photographer Bo Mathisen. His approach, and the wide variation of motives, means that you will find unique pictures/videos, including time lapses. More of Mathisen´s work can be seen at www.bomathisen.no

CRUISEPHOTOFILM.COM
If you would like us to shoot specific material (photo/film) or edit a film from existing material, please find more cruise related information at cruisephotofilm.com

HOW TO USE PHOTOFILMARCHIVE
Click on the Gallery tab to start browsing, or use the search-bar/advanced search on the right. (For more information on searching, see "Search Functions” below). 

If you want to narrow the search- fill in the desired criteria on left side- then click the search button below. A new collection based on the the narrow search appears.

Roll cursor over thumbnails to enlarge pictures- video/time lapses will start playing.

Click on a thumbnail to see an enlarged picture and more info in a new window. Here you can see photos through a magnifier to check details in the photo (not for videos). Prices are displayed below the pictures. 
To purchase a photo/video- choose the size and license type, and click download on the right. A window appears, where you click add to cart. Click on the cart (top right on every page) to check out. Payment is handled by PayPal (you can pay with credit card without having a PayPal account). 

ACCOUNT
You do not need a Photofilmarchive-account to purchase images, nor to create lightboxes (see below). However, registering for an account is free, quick and easy, and gives you several benefits, such as the opportunity to buy credits. You also get an overview of your order- and download-history, and your lightboxes.
 
LICENSES
Photofilmarchive´s licensing system is straightforward and easy to understand. We provide 4 different licenses.

STANDARD LICENSE

ONE TIME USE OF IMAGE OR FILM/VIDEO.  EDITORIAL OR COMMERCIAL, EXCEPT ADVERTISING.

Standard license gives right to use the photo or film in one specific project- one time. Example: a magazine can use an image in the same story print, iPad, web and a blog or newsletter which is connected to the story where the image is used. 


STANDARD EXTENDED LICENSE

FREE NUMBER OF USE OF IMAGE OR FILM/VIDEO- EDITORIAL OR COMMERCIAL, EXCEPT ADVERTISING.

The license is like the STANDARD License, but the licensed material may be used an unlimited number of times by the licensee. Advertising is still not permitted with this license. 


ADVERTISING STANDARD LICENSE

ONE TIME USE OF IMAGE OR FILM/VIDEO.

The license is for one time use for advertising in printed media, web, TV or cinema. If the image/film /video is

going to be used in more than one of the medias, and/or more than one time, the ADVERTISING EXTENDED license is needed.      


ADVERTISING EXTENDED LICENSE

FREE NUMBER OF USE OF IMAGE OR FILM/VIDEO. INCLUDES USE IN IMAGE BANK.

The license is for unlimited number of uses within advertising, commercial and editorial. The image/film (video) can be used for advertising in one or more of these medias: printed media, web, TV and cinema. The material may also be used by a company/organization in their image bank, where they may share pictures/video for the press and others to download. 


Kindly, where possible, use photo credit/byline: ©Bo Mathisen/Cruisephotofilm.com 

PRICES
To find the prices for each photo/film- click on the small thumbnail photo and a bigger photo, prices and more information will appear. The price is determined by the price group (A/B/C/D/E), and the license type according to usage. Prices for photos are also dependent of the choice of size- small, medium or large. Most videos are only delivered in one size (HD/1920x1080), but most time lapses can be ordered in bigger sizes (see info under Description).

TAX/MVA FOR NORWAY
Norwegian customers will get tax/mva added by paypal upon checkout. Two receipts will be sent by email, one from PayPal and one from Photofilmarchive. Please note that tax/mva will only be found on the receipt from PayPal. 

CREDIT SYSTEM
The credit system gives the opportunity to buy photos/videos at discounted rates. 1 credit = 1 dollar. Credits are available from
the top menu: Featured- Credits. Add credit packages to Cart, and pay when you check out. 500 Credits cost $450, 1000 Credits cost $850 and 2000 Credits cost $1600. You will need an account to buy credits, so we can keep track of your spent credits. Credits don´t expire.

LIGHTBOXES
Lightboxes make it convenient to compare pictures you are interested in- to decide which to purchase. For example, you could create a lightbox named "ships”, then look through the galleries for pictures of ships, add the ones you are considering into the lightbox, and easily compare them later.

First create a lightbox by clicking the lightbulb icon under a thumbnail-photo, or click the link on the top right, or create the lightboxes in your account page. To add pictures to a lightbox, simply click the lightbulb icon under each picture you would like to include. The bulb-icon turns yellow. If you click it again you can remove the photo/film from the lightbox. You can create multiple lightboxes.

SEARCH FUNCTIONS
By typing into the search bar (right top) you will search among all possible info, which includes keywords, filename, title, description and more. Your search word will appear in the top of the box on left side. You can then narrow the search by using criteria in the fields below, if it is needed.

To start the search within specified criteria, click advanced search next to the search bar. Then the search area on the left opens and you can search based on specifications such as filetype (photo/video/timelapse), orientation (portrait, landscape), color and many more.

Example: To find a photo/video where it is relevant to use two or more keywords, such as "ship" and "sunset”, first search for ship, then use the narrow search on the left side, to search for "sunset” (within the the ship photos/videos). The box on the top of the search field ("Current Search"), tells which search-criteria have been used. You can change criteria, and you can narrow the search further.

To search for a keyword that is made up of two or more words, such as the name of a ship, use quotation marks ("). Searching "adventure of the seas” will give you only pictures tagged with the ship name, while adventure of the seas (without "…") will also find all pictures tagged "adventure" and "seas”.

English is the main language of the site and for the keywords. However, many Norwegian keywords follow the pictures.

Time lapses are categorized as both video and time lapse media types. If you select video you will see all videos and time lapses. To only search among time lapses check the time lapse box only.

Searching for the word "arty” will give you a search result of photos which might be suitable for decoration and maybe as design-elements in print and web.

EMAIL SHARING
Email a small photo and link (to a photo/video) to a colleague or friend by clicking the mail icon below the photo/video thumbnails.

TERMS OF USE
Full details of licenses and terms and conditions can be found on the Terms of Use page.

TECHNICAL DATA
The photos are saved as full size JPGs with max quality. The size Full in the price list is original size while Small and Medium are smaller. The sizes in pixel and cm are found in the price list under each photo/video. Color space is Adobe RGB. 
Videos are saved as .mp4 files (h264 codec) with a bitrate of 20000. All videos are 1920x1080, and most of the timelapses can be ordered in bigger sizes. These videos have been marked "Available in 4K. Contact us for details.”  in the description area. Put 4K in the search box to find them all. Some of the videos contain sound, however most of the sound is not suitable for use.

VIDEO- TIME LAPSE
Time lapses are made by several photos shot in a series, with for example 5 seconds between the shots. When shots are put together in the editing process it becomes a film clip with increased speed. Most time lapses are available in high resolution and are marked "Available in 4K. Contact us for details.” in the description area.
Some videos look like time lapses because the speed is set higher than the recorded speed. Those are not available in 4K for the moment.

Please contact us if you want us to do specific retouching or changes to an image/video, be it a black and white version, a cut-out of an object or other requests.
We provide editing of customized films with material from the archive (or new material). The films may contain texts and music in addition to video and photography. 
We shoot specific material (photo/video) based on requests. More information can be found at cruisephotofilm.com

NEWSLETTER
To sign up for our newsletter, just write your email in our contact form, and type "newsletter" in the question box. We will not hand over your email info to any third party.

TAX NOTIFICATION (NORWAY ONLY): Photofilmarchive is registered in Norway, and domestic tax (mva) will be added to purchases from Norwegian customers.

CRUISEPHOTOFILM.COM: Our site cruisephotofilm.com is where you will find our showreel and more info about how we work (assignments).

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