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foxtail1

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I seem to do better at published than I do at paid. I've had a few images used in books and magazines, and one image in particular (cargo containers on a ship in Seattle) pirated all over the internet. But I did have some interesting exposure earlier this year. I heard that an otter had been seen in a pond on the Virginia Tech campus, so I dashed over there, camera in hand. He/she was fortunately as curious about me as I was about him, and I got a few decent shots, though nothing high quality. Several weeks later, I was contacted by the social media director for the university, asking if she could use the photos on VT social media, and I said sure. When it hit (initially with the pic below), it got thousands of hits, comments, and shares on IG, FB, and Twitter. I was in Ireland on vacation and my phone blew up with requests from media outlets to use the pictures. I just this week found my image in the university magazine (no credit there, but it was credited in their online version: https://www.vtmag.vt.edu/sum19/drillfield-otter.php).

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Otter by Kristi, on Flickr

The kicker is that by the time the image was published and shared all over, and people were flocking to the pond to try to spot the otter, I'm pretty sure it had been gone for some time.
 

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So... One of the most famous pole dance artists (Henriikka Roo) in Finland asked me - once again - to come and shoot her act. This time the venue was something different though: The yearly sports gala for atheletes in Häme (a region in Finland). So I suited up, grabbed my gear and headed out.

Jump forward a few weeks. The sports association who held the gala event also publish a magazine that comes out 4 times a year and they decided to use one of my photos for the cover of this year's first issue. I didn't get paid for it but I didn't mind since it was my first "cover shot". :)


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PS. This happened months ago but I just noticed this thread again yesterday and thought I'd share this with you guys too.
 
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Issue 8 of Brick Fanatics Magazine.

Unpaid - a friend did a collaboration with the city library network (my wife used to be a librarian) to promote astronomy week around the same time that New Horizons was turning up at Pluto. He made some bespoke Lego models that were displayed in the libraries, and I took photos that were used in posters.

I just got sent a copy of the UK magazine that featured his model, and my photo:

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Yes, I did set out to replicate that shot of Buzz. I used an off camera speedlight as key, plus another as fill. The 'moon' is carpet, carefully lit to control spill at the 'horizon', plus a little bit of Photoshop to really make the background dark.
 
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Didn't think this stood much chance of selling. It had been raining and the sky was pretty grey but then the sun broke through creating flare top right. Anyways, it just sold to a travel marketing company

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I have around 40 lorikeet pictures at stock but this is the only one with the additional tag of "love" and "friendship" so I'm guessing one of these tags just sold it. It's not even a good one showing detail as the birds are rain sodden. I guess it's because of what they represent.


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