Found my pictures in use

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.

Photo credits: Jinlide.

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December 13, 2010


Thank you, Joan! I like you site and I'm very glad that my picture can be used there.

December 11, 2010


I'll help you find another use - I used your picture here on a page on my massage site:

August 05, 2010


You are lucky!

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.

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.

June 18, 2010


very cool!!

June 18, 2010


great. i wish i could find my pics as well.

June 17, 2010


Congratulations!I know it is a great feeling so enjoy it:)

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?

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.

June 17, 2010


I think it`s a great filling! Never found one of mine, and never tried :P

June 17, 2010


Sounds great, congratulations

June 17, 2010



June 17, 2010


That's nice! Congratulations! :)

June 17, 2010


Congratulations! I'd like to much to find a picture of mine too ;)

June 17, 2010



June 17, 2010


That´s great! Congrats! :)

June 16, 2010



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

Greets Schmali

June 16, 2010


Good to know this.
But was this just a random search or did you follow a certain path ?

June 16, 2010


Excellent! It is thrilling to see your images in use.

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