fiddle leaf photography
Jun 26, 2018
About three years ago I was approached by Offset, a stock photography site, interested in having me join their site to sell my photos. I waffled and waffled as I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to sell my images and have no idea who the buyer was going to be and what they’d do with the image. But, in the end, I decided it was another revenue stream for me and so it was worth a shot. I could always stop doing it if I ever started to feel uncomfortable.
The images I have with Offset are mostly personal ones that I would have taken and edited anyway, and some are from sessions that had specific model releases which allowed me to sell the images (this is not part of the standard model release for the majority of sessions).
When an image sells I have no idea who buys it or how it will be used, but I’m always curious. A few times a year I do reverse image searches to see if I can find any of my images. In the past, I’ve found images on the Huggies website, advertising organic baby food, and promoting events at an Ontario mall.
I recently did a search and found some images I hadn’t before, so thought I’d take you through a little tour of my photos in the wild!
My daughter and Bunny, her favourite stuffie, were featured in a campaign for a sausage company that was giving away free chip trackers for stuffies. A very strange combination, but fun to see the stuffie I have to look for almost every night be the feature of an ad campaign!
This image of Mel from The Nomadic Wife tossing kale onto a dish was featured on the My Fitness Pal by Under Armour blog about their most popular nutrition articles of 2017. The funny part about this is that I use the My Fitness Pal app regularly and also like reading their blog!
Much like the sausages and tracking chips, this is a weird combo, but those are my girls and husband on a website for a electronic logging devices! This is actually one of my all-time favourite images, so I hope it brings a smile to people’s faces when they visit this website.
That’s my daughter drawing on a chalkboard at the old Royal Alberta Museum, which has now been featured on a Brooklyn condo website.
I took this image YEARS ago as part of an inside out series I was doing, and it has now been used in a article about how to keep your blacks black during washing. Also quite funny as I never separate my colours and whites when doing laundry. 😉
Egg painting that we did in our living room is featured on a Norwegian insurance company’s website.
My mom and daughter are featured on a website for a laboratory that develops health care devices. I love that this image features the Edmonton skyline, but the company isn’t in Edmonton.
That’s my girls there banging on pots and pans! This was actually a moment of desperation as I was trying to get dinner done and had kids crawling all over me. I brought out the pots and pans and it occupied the girls for about 5 minutes. Now it’s being used to promote food safety.
One of the images from us baking in our kitchen is on the front of a German family cookbook. This is one of my favourite finds yet!
And lastly, that’s me there in my living room. This one is especially ironic as my living room is always freezing because of those big windows, and the image is being used here to sell furnaces.
When I started taking photos almost 7 years ago I had no idea that my images would end up all over the world, but it has turned into a great way to bring in a bit of extra income and is also like an Easter egg hunt finding the images online.