2009/09/27

Inner Angst

DaGoddess @ 08:00

For what it’s worth, one of my photos is currently gracing the inside page of a new CD booklet. Unfortunately, the artists credited the wrong photographer. Since I know them pretty well, I emailed them and they’ve promised to correct it with the next pressing. I wasn’t too upset. Just want to make sure my name is out there so the next person who wants photos comes to me after seeing that one, you know? Yeah, you know.

It’s a start.

And you better believe the moment I get the corrected copy, I’m adding it to my list!

4 Comments

  1. Mistakes like that would send me through the roof, especially considering the potential business it could cost. Good of you that you kept your head and were comfortable enough to email them about the mistake and they promised to correct it with no fuss. People are human and mistakes are made, but that could’ve been a potentially bad one. After all, it’s YOUR photo. Would’ve been a major irritation factor for me. Then again, I’m a little more impatient than most.

    Comment by diamond dave — 2009/09/27 @ 08:13

  2. Again?? This has happened before, hasn’t it? And yes, I’d be upset. Very upset.

    Which photo? :biggrin:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/09/27 @ 10:26

  3. Yeah, I’d be pissed…but WOO-HOO on getting it there!

    Comment by Mrs. Who — 2009/09/27 @ 11:14

  4. First, I can’t be mad at these guys. They’re sweethearts and it was an honest mistake. Another photographer and I had both photographed the heck out of this act and over the years, we’d both sent them many photos. Now, think about that: you get photos in an email and you download them into a folder. Chances are you don’t save them with the photographer’s name on the folder or in the file name — unless the photographer sent it to you that way. As well, neither Bengt nor I had put a logo on the photos back then.

    The funny thing was, the minute I was given the CD to review and opened it up, I saw the image and knew without a doubt that it was one I made. I knew right when and where it was taken, too. I went to my Flickr account, found it, sent the link and the “hey, you credited the wrong person” note off to the bandleader. He felt horrible and apologized profusely and promised with the next pressing that he’d make sure the photo credit was changed.

    All this is much easier than when a magazine screws something up, especially the one that screwed up last year. Fortunately, they only messed up the photo credit one time and that’s easy enough to get over.

    The only time I’ve really been pissed about the missing photo credit was another instance last year when it was a pretty rad photo that was used on the band’s website as their splash page image and also used in promotional material. I’d asked them several times to include a photo credit, but it never happened. Because they were an act that was gaining major international attention, I really wanted credit for the cool photo that was being sent around. And I should have received it. I never did, though.

    My new rule is to send photos off with a logo on them and a note to whoever is receiving it so that they know photo credit is mandatory. If they photoshop my logo off the image, they’re violating our terms of use. If they fail to give me credit, they’re violating terms of use. If they want a photo without a logo or to not have to give credit, it’s going to cost them a lot of money to buy those files. Simple, eh? Lesson learned.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/09/27 @ 11:38

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