As a follow-up to last friday’s post (read it here) about iStockphoto.com, here is an example of one of my photos in use. When images are sold on iStock, the contributing photographer does not receive any information on the buyer. The only way to know how an image is used is to come across it in the wild.
I received an email last month from an iStock user who recognized my photograph of a gas nozzle when he viewed the news on the Canadian website CBC.ca. He was kind enough to email me and I went to the site and made this screen capture.
Of the over 2,000 photos I have sold so far, this in only the second time I have heard of one in use. If you’re selling images on microstock, have you ever seen yours in use?