Category Archives: My Images In Use 2013 – 2014

It’s Like Finding The Golden Egg

It’s like hunting for finding the golden egg…

Every now and again I spend a few moments hunting the internet to see if I can find any of my images in use. It’s like hunting for the  golden egg at the Easter egg hunt. I was the kid that mostly found those marshmallow eggs with all the bright colors, and the occasional chocolaty one; but never the golden eggs.

Yesterday as I was searching I came across a couple of my images that had been pinned over at Pinterest; we’ll call these the photo credit karenkhcolorful marshmallow eggs. And no I’m not talking about the ones I have pinned myself. I’m talking about that occasion when someone saw something that they liked well enough to share it with their friends and save it for later. It went right into their Easter baskets.  Nice!

stock photos coupons couponing I also found two more of my couponing images being used on two different sites. I’m going to call those the tasty chocolaty candy eggs with the creamy filling inside; into the ol’ basket for sure! Boy those things have been popular. I’m glad to know I’m not alone in my couponing endeavors. Yes; it is a little bit of extra work but some days those little things pay off big! Sometimes with chocolate. 😀

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The most exciting find of the day, my golden egg if you will, was when I happened across the acknowledgments pages of a book called Science: A Visual Encyclopedia. According to the acknowledgments I have an image in this book! I haven’t seen it asCapture1page112ofthisbook the page it appears on was not part of the book review. However because that page is about pressure I’m guessing that just maybe it’s one of my shots of the open fire hydrant. Now that water is under some pressure!

Yes! Finally I have found one of those elusive golden eggs! This one goes in the pocket not the basket.


I guess my sister, #4, actually found the golden egg!!

I sent an email to all of my sisters and told them to keep an eye out for this book…

#4 and her son ST were standing in a Barnes and Nobel when she got the email.

No. Really! They were in the book store when she got the email that said “keep an eye out for this book”.

The store had a copy of the book right there!

Thanks to #4 I have now seen the page and I guessed right; it was one of my fire hydrant photos! If you’d like to see a larger view of the page just click on the image!


What Is Stock Photography

What is stock photography?

Stock photography is basically the supply of photos that are licensed for a specific use. These photos are used to fill the need of a creative assignment of some sort instead of hiring a photographer for the day. It’s usually much less expensive to grab an existing image than itstock-photo-1 is to hire someone to produce the images you are looking for. Quicker too as they are stored online in searchable databases and can be purchased and delivered in an instant.

When someone purchases
an existing image,
they are purchasing
stock photography.

Stock photography is a $2 billion industry; give or take a few dollars. All kinds of people purchase these images, advertising agencies, magazines, publishing houses, corporations, websites, blogs, non-profit organizations, graphic designers, even government agencies!


You see stock photos all the time and probably don’t even realize it. You find them in magazines, newspapers, textbooks, brochures, direct mail, and even corporate literature. You see them on billboards, book covers, and blogs. You can even find them on TV when you see a still incorporated into a commercial; or a photograph on a shelf or a book laying on the table in a scene from your favorite stock-photo-2show.

One of my most successful adventures
in photography
has been
selling stock photos.

There are many agencies out there that handle stock photos for use on the web and in print. I am contributing to three of them at the moment; Dreamstime, Fotolia, and 123Rf. I even offer digital downloads from my own site; In fact all the examples of stock photos in use on this post are my images that are stock-photography-ccurrently being used around the web.

So next time you pick up that  magazine, or read the latest post from you favorite blogger take a moment to check out those accompanying photos. They just might be stock photos; and if you see a photo credit with the name Karenkh attached let me know!