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About PlanetJake

Inspirational royalty free photos | Specialist photo library for stock images of Yorkshire, The Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Lancashire


I`m Jake Richard, I am a freelance photographer & graphic/web designer based in Skipton, North Yorkshire.. After many years of selling my photos to clients on a one by one or project basis, I decided to take the plunge & compile my photos into an online stock photo library to sell to industry, thus this site, PlanetJake was born in 2012.

I specialise in landscape photography of The Yorkshire Dales, an area where i spend a great deal of time walking, cycling & taking photos, allthough this isnt all I photograph. I also take photos of technology, food, sport, nature & more. This stock photo library has wide ranging commercial and editorial uses, including photos for holiday brochures, educational, websites, magazines, books, advertising, videos, TV commercials, films, news releases, brochures, invitations, lectures, posters, CD-ROMs  and more. 
Uploading and categorising the photos on this website takes time and I am only part way into uploading a photo library of many thousands of images, if you dont see what you need then please do contact me.
Due to my location and type of photos I take, by default I am a main supplier of regional stock photography for Yorkshire & Yorkshire Dales related projects such as tourism websites, outdoor pursuit magazines etc. Clients range from small single person enterprises such holiday cottage owners to online mountain bike magazines and huge corporations such as the BBC, Cussons & Proctor & Gamble
About me
I am also a  founding partner in Headjog Creative, a small, but very capable multi disciplinary creative media company. Designing websites, composing music and taking photos is what I do well and I am lucky enough to do this for some of the worlds best known companies & brands.
“I have been interested in photography for as long as I can remember and have been working visually with digital imagery for around 15 years. I am a degree level trained freelance web & graphic designer and very early in my working career I noticed that many of the stock photos my clients were asking me to use as part of a website project were poorly framed, and lacked visual imagination. I began to take photos on a job by job basis on behalf of my clients and initially for free for work experience.
Since then my photographs have been used on over 300 websites, everything from regional magazines such as Yorkshire Life to CD-rom video projects for the BBC, I am also a photo journalist for MTB Dales, an online mountain bike magazine.
In addition I have a keen interest in cinematography, spending a number of years working in a busy college video department helping further education students to film and edit video projects as varied as music videos to documentaries and adverts.
Most of the landscape and outdoor photography on this site is taken by me in the stunning Yorkshire Dales, a place I cherish, where I am lucky to spend a great deal of time walking or cycling with a camera in tow"
Office opening times
I have a home based office, my business opening hours are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm GMT (UK) Monday - Friday.
Further information
I also run a number of other online businesses, typically based around the creative industry sector, but all using the same "digital cottage industry" business model, these include: - Composers of royalty free music - Music tuition - Freelance website design - Yorkshire Dales mountain bike routes & tourist information - Live music for weddings & corporate events - Website hosting, email hosting, cloud computing
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