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I sold a photo to the Guardian!

by Clare Mansell
I sold a photo to the Guardian!
My favourite photo of the week

This morning I woke up to a strange and slightly baffling email from a chap called Rob. He was emailing me to congratulate me on my photo being used by the Guardian/Observer newspaper and asked if it was the first sale I had made through Alamy. Alamy is one of two photo libraries I have pictures with, the other being Getty. I update Getty regularly when they request licenses for images (through Flickr) but had pretty much forgotten about Alamy, which I discovered as a result of my photojournalism course last year.

After replying to Rob’s email to say I knew nothing about the picture being used, he sent me a link to the article. The photo is of my mum and Theo on holiday in Wales last year and has been seen before on this blog in a couple of guises (sorry about that!) Alamy will of course eventually send me me payment for its use, though I don’t anticipate it being too much, but it just goes to show that if you put yourself out there, you never know what surprising rewards will come your way…

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Lauryn Anderson August 25, 2013 - 9:18 pm

That’s a lovely photo, well done, it’s a big achievement! The photo really does portray the unconditional love and bond between grandmother anc grandchild – love it!

Much love, lauryn from http://funfairsandfairydust.blogspot.co.uk xxx

Fran August 25, 2013 - 9:25 pm

How wonderful! Congratulations 🙂

Isisjem August 25, 2013 - 9:32 pm


Jeanette August 26, 2013 - 12:07 am

That’s amazing! Congratulations.

Jo Jo August 26, 2013 - 8:06 am

Awesome news! Theo has grown up so much too!

Nancy August 26, 2013 - 11:45 pm

Congratulations Clare. That is awesome news. And I have to tell you, that is easily my favourite photo. And you have taken MANY that I love.

moira August 29, 2013 - 11:10 am

well done you. great photo too x

Clare Mansell August 29, 2013 - 11:17 am

Thank you everyone! 🙂


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