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a flattering request from Italy

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by pdh, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I recently received a request to use this photograph as part of an exhibition accompanying a concert series in Bologna ... I feel rather flattered!

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    melbury bw by _loupe, on Flickr​

    I suggested to the curator that he set up a Flickr group for the contributors, which he has done here ... Flickr: The AIM 2011:B&W NIGHT Pool ... as you can see, there are some pretty good images and I feel a bit like the poor relation ...

    More information about the event here Autunno in Musica - Rassegna presso Teatro Calderara di Reno (dir.artistica Max Benassi)
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Paul, congrats. It's a nice image and it will flow with the curator's statement.
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Good news! Well done indeed :smile:
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :friends: Congratulations and well done! I will check out the other photos, for sure, Paul.
     
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  5. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Congrats. It's always a nice moment when one of your images gets a little recognition - especially when there's a bit of cash involved.
     
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  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Well done indeed! I'm very pleased for you....even a little envious as photos of cows are my stock in trade :blush:

    Can I ask how they found/discovered your image?
     
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  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    thanks to all for your good wishes ... although unfortunately, olli, it's a "kudos only" and no cash changes hands ...

    @stillshunter - I presume that the curator searched the obvious places on Flickr - he has an active account with plenty of (rather good) snaps in it ... my image was in a few mono groups, but wasn't otherwise specially tagged
     
  8. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Grate image, good leading lines and nice sharp image.
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Paul, there's not many times you get to take a bow for an image. This is one of those times....
    Hats off to ya my friend.... Enjoy the glory...
    Don
     
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  10. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    In my (admittedly limited) experience nobody will offer you a fee when they ask to use your images but it's always worth asking for one and letting them decide just how much they need your image. My approach is that if it is a commercial use (and I assume a concert series is a commercial use since they will presumably be charging for tickets and aiming to make a profit) they should pay. If they can't show that it is not a commercial use or they won't pay, the answer is no.
     
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  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I was surprised and pleased to be asked, and money never entered my head, I don't take photographs to make money ... although your advice is I'm sure very sound, olli!
    (so when the inevitable flood of requests from international collectors, photographic galleries and archives comes, I'll know what to do :wink: )

    It is interesting to me that, out of the several hundred monochromes I have on Flickr, this one was chosen - from my point of view I have others which are "better" - technically, emotionally.
    That probably reflects part of the difference between amateur and professional photography - being able to understand what others will like or want, and then to be able to produce it on demand over and over again.
     
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  12. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I can't see the fun in that, stay a free spirit Paul! Congratulations on your picture being selected.
     
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  13. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Nor do I Paul. But when the opportunity arises...
     
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  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Well as I have just resigned from my job, without another one to go to, let's hope opportunities do arise ...
     
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  15. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hope things work out soon for you Paul.
     
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  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  17. dmc

    dmc SC Rookie

    21
    Jul 12, 2011
    Canada
    I am really enjoying your work. Thank you and congratulations.
     
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