Found my pictures in use

posted on 16th of june, 2010

For a long while, my attempts to find where my pictures have been used were not successful. In the last two weeks or so, things started to change.

I was looking for some hotel information and a link of a hotel led me to the South Padre Island Visitor Guide. It was quite a pleasant surprise to encounter one of my pictures there:

With that, I thought I would do the search again. In the last couple of days, I started to find my pictures online:

These two pictures have been used in Pandora Journey.

I also found another one Here. I was very excited to see my picture in an article in a foreign language, if only someone can tell me more about the content of the site and the article :)

When my pictures have been sold, I have always wondered how they were used and where they would appear. The process of creating and submitting stock pictures often felt like it occurred in isolation. You see other people's pictures used everywhere for commercial and editorial purposes, but it is not clear how your own pictures stand among them. To have a picture approved and have it sold are great, to see it in action is the ultimate positive feedback for a stock photographer.

Thanks for all the buyers and I can't wait to find more.

Comments (21)

Posted by Jinlide on December 13, 2010
Thank you, Joan! I like you site and I'm very glad that my picture can be used there.
Posted by Lelandra on December 11, 2010
I'll help you find another use - I used your picture here on a page on my massage site: http://www.joancolemassage.com/sampler.htm
Posted by Linqong on August 05, 2010
You are lucky!
Posted by Jinlide on June 18, 2010
Thank you very much for your comments!

Lindamstyle, I thought that referral program works through a site badge rather than pictures, maybe I misunderstand that. The pictures I found do link back to dreamstime. Thoughts, anyone?

Thanks for translating, Bcritchley! I did not get any result last year either.

Joezachs, I searched for my name, with "photography" and "dreamstime". It did not work before. For these cases, the credit is right next to the article.
Posted by Lindamstyle on June 18, 2010
I can only imagine your joy. Great photos, no wonder they are in use. However, your pictures are displayed on that site not because they downloaded those files but because they are using the advantages of the referral program. Those images are links to your images on Dreamstime. Maybe they also downloaded your images, but the images displayed on the site are the links and the images themselves are hosted on Dreamstime.
Posted by Keki on June 18, 2010
very cool!!
Posted by Mythja on June 18, 2010
great. i wish i could find my pics as well.
Posted by Justmeyo on June 17, 2010
Congratulations!I know it is a great feeling so enjoy it:)
Posted by Physi28 on June 17, 2010
I agree with you that finding your photo where it has been published is the "too much" for the body! Myself I don´t really know how to look for them, I have tried but it seems difficult, I wonder if our Dreamstime could help us?
Posted by BCritchley on June 17, 2010
Congratulations, I have also looked but alas nothing as yet. Regarding your picture used on a foreign website, it's Polish and the article is talking about piracy of computer software.
Posted by BCritchley on June 17, 2010
Congratulations, I have also looked but alas nothing as yet. Regarding your picture used on a foreign website, it's Polish and the article is talking about piracy of computer software.
Posted by Thanatonautii on June 17, 2010
I think it`s a great filling! Never found one of mine, and never tried :P
Posted by Egomezta on June 17, 2010
Sounds great, congratulations
Posted by Joe1971 on June 17, 2010
Posted by Mani33 on June 17, 2010
That's nice! Congratulations! :)
Posted by Trottola on June 17, 2010
Congratulations! I'd like to much to find a picture of mine too ;)
Posted by Mstycoon on June 17, 2010
Posted by Mariaam on June 17, 2010
That´s great! Congrats! :)
Posted by Schmali666 on June 16, 2010

good work. I hope anytime I find a picture from me in an article or webside too.

Greets Schmali
Posted by Joezachs on June 16, 2010
Good to know this.
But was this just a random search or did you follow a certain path ?
Posted by Irisangel on June 16, 2010
Excellent! It is thrilling to see your images in use.

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