On one hand, commercial shoots are down due to the holidays. On the other, I've been busy developing some photography classes and workshops for next year, printing and matting fine art prints for customers, not to mention my own personal holiday shopping and other Christmas activities. So, its busy-ness as usual! I don't often see where (or when) my commercial photography gets published. Most of the time it is in newspaper advertising and, of course, on the internet. When its on the Internet, I generally don't get photo credits. This is usually the case even for my stock photography (see my blog entry on Stock Photography).
Printed newspapers and magazines (apart from ad copy) are usually very considerate about getting permission and copyright credits. In which case, I'm contacted and I get to know where and when its published. What artist doesn't like to hear their music on the radio or see their art in publication? I know I do!Such was the case last week.
The San Diego Union Tribune needed high resolution copies of some images I took for a home builder last August as they were writing an article on the rebuilding of a home that had burned. I was happy to provide them and they were happy to give photo credits. This essentially happened because the images I provided the client had become misplaced; otherwise I would probably have never known they were published. Although I provided several images, only three were selected to run with the article. While I read the article and skimmed the paper, I also came across several other of my images in a real estate advertisement, but no photo credits though.