MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Has anyone ever seen where their image has been used?  (Read 8453 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2016, 14:06 »
+2
Kraft ran a Hockey Canada contest - they were selecting a hockey coach to honour and gifted cash and improvements to the home community club.   They used a photo of a coach friend out on the ice with a dry board and a circle of kids around him.  The twist to the story is a player on his real team wrote an essay nominating the same model/coach and he was selected and won the national contest - and no, Kraft didn't know he was in their marketing.  My son had him for 3 or 4 years and he really was an amazing coach.

My other stand outs are my son on a book called "How to Raise a Serial Killer"  and elk on the lid of a wooden toilet seat. 

Finding them on the Internet is one thing, but it's still a rush to randomly run into your work in a store or on a billboard.  Of course, after the initial thrill you will always think... "I don't remember ever selling an EL of that one...."


« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2016, 15:58 »
+1
yes, lots of times... blogs, posters, travel brochures, airport ads,etc..
at first it was thrilling..
you run around town telling everyone "weeeee, i am a stock photographer!!!"

but eventually, when you consider that it used to be you get paid 100 to 1000 dollars in the old glory days to shoot one of those things,
and you now get 28 cents to 102 dollars,
the novelty sort of wears out ...
and you no longer go "woo yay!!!"
..and you react like your frederich neitsche family member...
ie. blank stare with a duh face looking like a giant question mark, "uhhh, so? what is your point?"

« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2016, 20:51 »
0
You should give picMatch a try...www.picmatch.ca. They offer a free trial.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2016, 00:04 »
0
Seen my work on House of Cards, a documentary on colonizing Mars on Ustream, A trailer for some low budget sci-fi movie, and a South Korean sci-fi/music TV show. Not too shabby. 

« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2016, 18:56 »
0
Seen my work on House of Cards, a documentary on colonizing Mars on Ustream, A trailer for some low budget sci-fi movie, and a South Korean sci-fi/music TV show. Not too shabby.

Nice!

Most of mine I find in book credits.  https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=photo+

It needs + and then your name that you use for agencies. Example: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=photo+tylerolson#hl=en&tbm=bks&q=photo+tyler+olson

Searching +TylerOlson and also +Tyler+Olson  :)

The word photo is also searched. Otherwise it would just find your name everywhere. Photo credits search.

Giveme5

« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2016, 20:03 »
0
Yeah,

Here is one one of my images- Not sure if this is what I really wanted it to be used for  :-[

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/04/25-salmonella-cases-possibly-linked-to-raw-tuna-consumed-in-southern-california/#.WEdfv1whGYM

I should look on the bright side- at least none of my people shots ended up on front page of a porn magazine...


alno

« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2016, 03:39 »
+1
I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen their work being used? If so, how did you come across it?

Rachel

Printed work is really very difficult to find, also because I try to work with strangers, mainly black ("african descent" "black" "mixed race") people: my sales are mainly in countries (as per SS sales map) in which this "descent" started: Africa.


Actually those sells are not all African, the sale icon just being placed in the middle of the map (if there is no small white dot with it) when the country of purchase cannot be traced. That is Africa in case of Shutterstock map :)

« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2016, 04:10 »
0
Yeah,

Here is one one of my images- Not sure if this is what I really wanted it to be used for  :-[

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/04/25-salmonella-cases-possibly-linked-to-raw-tuna-consumed-in-southern-california/#.WEdfv1whGYM

I should look on the bright side- at least none of my people shots ended up on front page of a porn magazine...
Check them all regularly do you? I think quite a few turn up on dodgy dating sites and the like. I just did a quick check today and found one of mine on BBC site gratifying though they probably only paid peanuts.

« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2016, 06:38 »
0
First time I got into one of my images without actively searching: I was looking at the presentation video for Affinity Photo for Windows and stumbled on a zebras image that looked too familiar :-) (0:09)

https://www.dpreview.com/news/7495946883/affinity-photo-for-windows-now-available-mac-version-updated-to-1-5

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2016, 01:46 »
0
I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen their work being used? If so, how did you come across it?

Rachel

Printed work is really very difficult to find, also because I try to work with strangers, mainly black ("african descent" "black" "mixed race") people: my sales are mainly in countries (as per SS sales map) in which this "descent" started: Africa.


Actually those sells are not all African, the sale icon just being placed in the middle of the map (if there is no small white dot with it) when the country of purchase cannot be traced. That is Africa in case of Shutterstock map :)

Actually this is only partly correct.  It is true when there is no data available in the metadata as to where the buyer is physically located, the image is placed on the map with it's upper left corner directly over longitude zero, latitude zero.  This default location is off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic ocean and, as noted, there is no small white dot to indicate this is the proper location of the buyer.  It's just a housekeeping location for images with no GPS data.  It is unfortunate that the back edge (right side) of the image just happens to fall over a portion of west Africa, giving the erroneous impression that the image was purchased in Africa when in reality the odds are it was likely purchased almost anywhere else in the World.


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
8 Replies
4248 Views
Last post April 12, 2007, 01:38
by digiology
2 Replies
5092 Views
Last post January 30, 2009, 02:17
by sharply_done
4 Replies
2687 Views
Last post May 06, 2010, 08:58
by Kone
12 Replies
6500 Views
Last post April 11, 2014, 16:12
by ruigsantos
37 Replies
12534 Views
Last post November 25, 2016, 00:06
by yvallee

Sponsors

Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results

Sponsors

3100 Posing Cards Bundle