Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 08/30/04 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook Launches New Stock Series

Royalty free stock photography and footage from Craig Schmitman (August 30, 2004) announces the launch of an exclusive series of royalty free still photography and motion picture stock footage volumes.

These extraordinary images have never before been available on a royalty free basis. While rights managed access to some of Schmitman's collection will continue, a significant portion of his archives will now be available to new markets worldwide.

The new titles offer a unique value by providing affordable access to hard to find and extremely difficult to shoot images that illustrate timely concepts like teamwork, high technology, national security, patriotism, service, industry, risk, bravery, travel, energy, globalization, the environment, speed and power.

Even the most cost conscious production budget will find the first volumes of still photographs on airports, airlines, fighters, aircraft carriers and the Boeing B-747 affordable and essential. Royalty free stock photo CDs will sell for only $299.00 (USD) plus shipping. Single images will be available for download for as little as $49.00 (USD).

"As someone who has sought out stock footage for my own documentaries, I know how hard it is to find quality specialized material that will fit within my budget," said Craig Schmitman, owner of Aeronautic Pictures. "During the many years running a stock photography and stock footage library as part of the Aeronautic Pictures production company, I also have a real sense for the relief anxious footage and photo researchers feel when they hear we've got that rare shot they were seeking." He added, "Sometimes that relief turned to disappointment when our rates exceeded their budget. With our new royalty free series, those days should be gone forever." becomes e-commerce enabled and re-launched as part of this evolutionary change. Royalty free customers will be able to browse the site, preview still or footage content, and then order right from the title's web page. All footage will be delivered on either DVD or CD. Photographic volumes will be delivered on CD media, and single image purchases will be available for direct electronic delivery or shipped on CD.

Future photography titles will cover specific models of civil and military aircraft, in flight cockpit shots, earthquakes and natural disaster aftermath from the air, test flight and stunning air-to-air photographs of clouds. Upcoming footage offerings include fuel cells and fuel cell cars, ocean and marine ecology, airliners, experimental aircraft, business jets and an extensive collection of historical elements ranging from the wacky beginnings of flight, to World War I and II, and up through the Vietnam War.

About Craig Schmitman and Aeronautic Pictures
Craig Schmitman is a pilot, photographer and filmmaker who specializes in air-to-air editorial and advertising photography, start-to-finish production of documentaries and news, entertainment, and advertising projects. He founded Aeronautic Pictures in 1981 as a still and motion picture production company with a full service photographic and moving image stock library.

His stock photo archive numbers over 30,000 images and the footage library contains film and video elements ranging from cockpit scenes during a night landing in a business jet to two angles of an F/A-18 crash on broadcast tape. Schmitman is the only photographer ever to have his exclusive commissioned photography appear at the same time on the covers of the industry's two weekly trade magazines: Aviation Week & Space Technology and Flight International Magazine.

For additional information: Craig Schmitman +1 805-639-7901 or visit


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