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heleninwales
heleninwales
It's just a pity it wasn't a more glamorous topic :)
Completely out of the blue on Sunday evening, I had a phone call from a woman at BBC Wales news wanting to know if they could use one of my photos to illustrate an article she was writing. She'd discovered that BBC Wales didn't have any photos in their archives of the place in question, but she'd found one of mine that she liked that fitted the topic. I managed to guide her through searching for more of mine taken in the same place. Of course she said they couldn't pay, but I'm one of those amateurs that annoy pros by allowing our photos to be used without charge. :) Well, that's not entirely true. It depends on who's asking and it depends on whether it will cause me any extra work, but I didn't feel that the North West Wales corner of the BBC website needed to pay me for something that I'd put on Flickr twelve months ago. In the case of the people in Australia who wanted a high resolution copy of the photo in the icon for a cookery book, I asked for (and received) payment, but as this was just a web site, the Flickr version is fine.

Anyway, I looked for the article yesterday and there was no sign of it, but today it is there. It's just a pity that it isn't about something more exciting, though it is an issue that gets people very worked up, namely dog mess on the town's playing fields.

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rymrytr From: rymrytr Date: March 6th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)

And they couldn't say "Photo by _____"!?!

Anyway, it feels good to get something like this! :o)

heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 6th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
She did promise that there would be a credit when she spoke to me on the phone, but for some reason it didn't actually make it onto the page. Oh, well...
janetmk From: janetmk Date: March 6th, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you right click on the photo and select view image info, your name is included in the photo's URL. Not a credit but a tiny crumb...
coth From: coth Date: March 6th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)
It was a beautiful photo when we first saw it, and is still beautiful now.
No payment is fine, but they could have credited you.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 6th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It would have been nice if they had credited me with the photo, as she did promise over the phone.

Never mind. At least the pictures got a wider viewing and it is a subject that I have strong feelings about after my daughter (then aged about 2) fell splat straight into a pile of dog mess on that very playing field! I had to throw her coat away. It was just too awful to contemplate cleaning it. :(
sartorias From: sartorias Date: March 6th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is really cool!
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: March 6th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty - but where's your photo credit??
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: March 6th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a few pics of my local library that I'm donating, but only with the requirement that they credit each use.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 6th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
She did promise that there would be a credit when she spoke to me on the phone, but for some reason it didn't actually make it onto the page. Oh, well...
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: March 7th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Sigh. Drop a line - short, firm, polite, professional - and they'll fix it.
aulus_poliutos From: aulus_poliutos Date: March 6th, 2012 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm the same. If it's for educational purpose, I'll be fine with just a credit / link (and so far I always got that). If it's an ebook cover, I want to see some money, though. Friends who want wallpapers can get a free high res version, too; it would be greedy to ask for money just because someone wants a pretty photo on the wall or a screensaver. Probably an amateur attitude, but what the hell ....

pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: March 7th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah, it's nice to be appreciated. :-) Though with the library pix I'm donating, which'll save the place some money, I want the tax writeoff, too.
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: March 7th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice of you to share.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: March 7th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Well done! I bet you weren't thinking of dog poo when you took the photo...
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