OUR IMAGE COLLECTIONS
Welcome to the Odyssey Photo Website. Odyssey
specializes in images of travel, exotic locations, landscapes,
architecture, lifestyle, festivals, historic monuments and landmarks
captured by dedicated photographers in a variety of foreign
and domestic locations. Odyssey images are carefully edited
for relevance and technical and esthetic quality. Plus the Odyssey
website uses one of the most advanced keyword systems available,
enabling you to efficiently access the most appropriate images
for your needs. To make your image search most successful let's
take a moment to describe the Odyssey Image Library.
Odyssey offers images from locations worldwide,
plus specific geographic subjects in great depth, for example
our major collections of Spain, Mexico and the Hispanic World
are some of the largest available. Likewise our collections
of Asia, Africa, Portugal, Turkey, Chicago, Ancient Cultures
and Marine Life are very extensive. Click on our Sample Portfolio
(via Home Page) for an introduction to our Major Collections
or visit our Image Galleries to view extensive, sample lightboxes
of various subjects. Odyssey also has many images outside of
our Major Collections; and you will find these listed on our
home page under Locations List and Subjects List. Each location
or subject is a link that will reveal thumbnails showing applicable
images. If you wish, Odyssey can do your research for you. Send
us your request and we will create and e-mail a lightbox of
images to you.
The Odyssey website does not contain all geographic
locations or all subjects, consequently if you do not find what
you need, give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will search
our originals files or we might be able to suggest where you
can find what you need. Also remember that Odyssey is adding
new subjects to our collections on a weekly basis so return
to us often to see these new images.
USING OUR WEBSITE
VIEWING IMAGES: Do a "Quick Search" (Home Page)
for the fastest keyword search results or choose "Advanced Search"
for more specific search options, by selecting a format or photographer
to refine your search. Either search will result in Odyssey
images made visible to you in thumbnails and larger watermarked
previews. You can download the watermarked previews for comp
purposes. However you must be registered to access unwatermarked
images, access the "lightbox directory", request price quotes,
plus a variety of additional services.
SETTING UP AN ACCOUNT: Locate "Account" on your
search page and register by filling out the Registration Information
Form. Some boxes must be filled out, while others are optional,
however we can serve you best by giving us as much information
as possible. Upon sending your registration form to us you will
receive an e-mail reply with your login and password. You will
only need to register once. For future visits to our website
from the same computer you will automatically be logged in.
If you are entering from a different computer you will need
to enter your login and password. If you have forgotten your
login or password, simply follow our directions and we will
send you an e-mail with that information.
Registration will also allow you to use your
lightbox manager, your "Advanced Lightbox" features
and to receive updates detailing additions to our collections
or enhancements to the website.
HOW TO PURCHASE AN IMAGE
All Odyssey Images are copyrighted and "Rights
Protected" images; they are not "Royalty Free" images. This means
that you purchase a "license to reproduce" an Odyssey image
for a specific use, for a price that is based on that specific
By registering you have started the process of
establishing an approved billing account. Once we have received
your registration we will determine how payment of license fees
can best be made. One possibility is that billing and payment
for your licensing fees can be done in the traditional manner
via purchase orders, invoices and payment by company check.
Or payment can be done by using a credit card.
To see prices for a variety of basic uses, review
our Price Guide which details uses
in text and trade books, consumer magazines, advertising, on-line
use, etc. If you have any questions or cannot determine a price
for your particular use then fill out the "Price Quote" e-mail
form and send it to us. We should be able to give you an exact
price within several hours. Also the Odyssey staff is always
pleased to discuss your request by telephone.
If you are having a difficult time locating an image, consider
assignment photography. We have photographers in a variety of
locations worldwide that might be able to do this for you. Call
or e-mail to us to determine the availability of our photographers
for your project.
BOOK AND PRINT PURCHASING
Eternal Spain and Eternal Mexico feature award winning images
of the landscapes and traditional cultures of those exciting
countries. Signed by the photographer, both books are now out
of print and only available through Odyssey.
All of the images that you see on the Odyssey
Website are available as fine art prints or murals for domestic
and commercial uses. Contact us for prices and payment arrangements.
We can then send you a digital file from which a print can be
made. Just fill out the e-mail order form or call us directly
to start the process.