Saturday, February 15, 2014

Want To Hear A Sad Story?

A few days ago I noticed that someone on Flickr with the username accpublishing1 was favoriting some of my Omaha pictures.  With the word publishing in the name I was wondering when they would ask to use one of my pictures.  I didn't have to wait long.

I got a nice message from a representative of American City Calendars.  She wanted to use one or more of my Omaha/Henry Doorly Zoo pictures.  When I read this I got really excited.  They may use one of my pictures in a calendar which could mean lots of eyeballs looking at one of my pictures.

I got even more excited when she said I would be "compensated" for their use.  While this may be a little shallow and materialistic, money is often exciting to me.

I read on and then ... my bubble of excitement deflated like a noisy balloon (you know that noisy, funny, flapping, farting noise).  The next line, the one after the mention of compensation, stated they needed pictures of at least 4000 x 2000 pixels.  The only size I had was 1280 x 960 - way too small for their needs.  The original pictures they were interested in were destroyed in the hard disk crash of October 2012.  It's been over a year and that crash is still costing me money.

That's my sad story.  Boo Hoo.

2 comments:

  1. Ah but at least you know you take pics good enough to capture someones attention!! It' will come around again. :-)

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