So I suddenly find my self being asked permission to use my photos on some small media site, (nowpublic.com) in an article about a grandmother who was legally strong-armed by Syncrude to pull photos she had taken. I decided to check this out a little bit, to make sure I wasn’t aiding some crack-pot site/grandmother. Seems fine, other than I think Syncrude was justified in getting her to pull the photos. You see, she was on tour of the site, and they generally have bans on photos on the sites. I’m sure that taking photos while on a Syncrude tour is no different.
Well, when I pull up the nowpublic request to check it out, I find I have another email from a rental site, www.canadarentals.net. It seems the site owner would like to decorate his site with some photos of Ft. Sask, and he thinks mine are really nice. Considering what I wrote about the lack of beauty in Ft. Sask, and the general grey day I took the photos, I find this somewhat amusing, and ironic considering I thought the photos to be kinda blah.
Perhaps there is an angle here a photographer could use to make a career – find towns that have as little charm as possible and take the best photos you can there – businesses and the town government will be looking to buy your works to help spruce up their image.