Although I post them fairly regularly on Flickr as I find them, I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog post to show you some of the fun and quirky uses I’ve found for the photos I’ve licensed through Getty Images over the last couple of years. Some are lovely, some are delightful and some are just a little bit odd. Here’s a few of my favourites!
My little puddle jumper gets around! I’ve shared with you the use by a bank in the UK and the water colour painting inspired by Lucas and his puddle, and here’s another lovely story to add to this photo’s awesome karma. Apparently the Honest Toddler peeps saw my photo on Pinterest and they tracked me down to ask my permission to use it on their Facebook page. As always, I pointed them toward Getty Images, as I’m not allowed to grant any rights for photos represented by Getty. They bought a license that day and replied within the day to show me how they’d used it. How’s that for a lovely story of a company who respects copyright and integrity? Apparently they really are the HONEST company.
And Beloved is chuffed that a company owned by Jessica Alba likes this photo of his kid.
I have to tell you, this recent one made me laugh out loud. I can’t take any credit for the Mike Duffy part of this composite, but that photo of snowy Parliament Hill in the background is definitely mine. I was especially delighted that this was the photo to go with a Scott Feschuk column in Macleans.
(This is actually my second appearance in Macleans – remember this one?)
The Parliament Building shots are popular. Microsoft Canada used this one (bottom left image) on their Corporate Citizenship page but they put their own weird colour filter on it.
And this is kind of fun: I went downtown and took a picture, which I licensed through an international corporation, and it was used by a business right around the corner from my house in Manotick. Small world!
So my most popular themes are my puddle jumper, the Parliament Buildings… and Willie the cat.
(Such a cheerful animal, isn’t he? Just radiates love and sweetness! I’m still tickled by the headline “cutest slideshow ever”.)
The less cuddly creatures are popular photos, too:
This is one of the more unusual uses I’ve found – someone turned my photo into what I *think* is a scrapbook. Any native Japanese speakers care to offer some insight?
This one is an academic journal.
There have been some big-name publishers, too. Businessweek.com:
And the Times of London:
It’s neat to see them being used, eh? I have over 100 unique photos that have been sold, but most of them have sold more than once. (My biggest seller is still puddle jumper with eleven sales!) But I’ll only ever see the ones that end up on the web in one form or the other – I figure this represents maybe 10% of the sales.
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