Monthly Archives: February 2014

First sale

Well, it’s been a while since the last post. Plenty of bad weather, high winds and rain have stopped me taking the gear out. I know I should be getting out there more and more but trying to pack up the flat for a move has also thrown a spanner in the works.

I got a Flickr email from somebody asking to use one of my images for “some literature” they were writing. I asked what exactly they would be using it for and it turned out to be commercial. I offered usage terms for a price, which they agreed to. I was quite shocked to be honest, it all went smoothly, TIF sent out, confirmation made etc.

I was very surprised that somebody had actually made contact rather than just using the image. The image they bought had been uploaded at a large resolution which was something I stopped doing a while back.

Interestingly, if they had found the image through Alamy they would have paid less, for more rights and I would have received only 50% of that.