Sunday, August 25, 2013

I sold a photo to the Guardian!

My favourite photo of the week

This morning I woke up to a strange and slightly baffling email from a chap called Rob. He was emailing me to congratulate me on my photo being used by the Guardian/Observer newspaper and asked if it was the first sale I had made through Alamy. Alamy is one of two photo libraries I have pictures with, the other being Getty. I update Getty regularly when they request licenses for images (through Flickr) but had pretty much forgotten about Alamy, which I discovered as a result of my photojournalism course last year.

After replying to Rob's email to say I knew nothing about the picture being used, he sent me a link to the article. The photo is of my mum and Theo on holiday in Wales last year and has been seen before on this blog in a couple of guises (sorry about that!) Alamy will of course eventually send me me payment for its use, though I don't anticipate it being too much, but it just goes to show that if you put yourself out there, you never know what surprising rewards will come your way...

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  1. That's a lovely photo, well done, it's a big achievement! The photo really does portray the unconditional love and bond between grandmother anc grandchild - love it!

    Much love, lauryn from xxx

  2. How wonderful! Congratulations :-)

  3. That's amazing! Congratulations.

  4. Awesome news! Theo has grown up so much too!

  5. Congratulations Clare. That is awesome news. And I have to tell you, that is easily my favourite photo. And you have taken MANY that I love.

  6. well done you. great photo too x


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