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“Erik Maldre, freelance photographer for Lonely Planet Publications”

“Andrea Maldre, freelance photographer for Lonely Planet Publications”
“Erik Maldre, freelance art director for Lonely Planet Publications”

How’s that sound for a title? It’s a bit of a stretch from reality, but technically it’s true. I received an email from the Permissions Coordinator at Lonely Planet Publications asking to potentially use one of my photos from Flickr on their next Caribbean Islands guide (edition 5). They’re not sure yet if they’re going to use it. If they do, I’ll get paid $128 Australian dollars (about $120). They’re getting a great deal seeing as most royalty-free stock photos go for about $350. But I’ll take the 120 bucks. Heck, I’d let them have the photo for free if it means my photo will go in their book.

I’ve seen examples where people steal photos from Flickr. It’s encouraging for a place to contact me in a professional manner and pay me for one of my photos. So, if you’ve been a victim of Flickr theft, there’s hope.

As a side note, my wife actually took the photo. I’d have to give her half the commission. Though, I did art direct the shot. I developed the photo concept, told her where to stand and how to frame the photo. That’s me in the photo. Oh sweet. I just realized that I would be featured in a Lonely Planets book. A-W-E-S-O-M-E

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Matt Maldre
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16 years ago

ha!

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shout
16 years ago

How cool! Congrats!

Matt Maldre
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16 years ago

And don’t forget the time you were riding up a hill and you ran over a squirrel. Specifically, you ran over the squirrel’s head.