My camera club’s topic for the month is Cars. Food was last month and I was forbidden to use anything that I took in the studio. Sorry, I digress. So, another photographer and I went to the car show in Philadelphia. It was a great place to shoot (as long as you had a tripod.) As we were leaving, I see the truck that carries around one the the “Monster Trucks” that was there and I see the Cheeburger, Cheeburger, logo and a couple of olives sticking out over the tops of cars. Now, I recognize those olives. Lo and behold, there are three photos that I took for Cheeburger, Cheeburger last year on the side of the truck.
This was the first time that I serendipitously found one of my photos in a major ad campaign. You couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.
Other photos from the car show…
Just curious about the cheeseburger shots. Since you were surprised to see the images, were they licensed for this usage?
Car pictures are very impressive, especially for location work. When I’ve gone to events to shoot I’ve sometimes been given a hard time. First they ask if im are working for a news paper and if not they say well then what are you doing. Someone could trip on the tripod or someone said the camera makes them feel creepy. At Monmouth Park Craft Beer and Barbecue festival the complaint was “If you arent with a news paper the girls (beer servers) dont want to be in any pictures. Ironically I saw a shot very similar to the one I was taking on the Mon Park FB page the next day.
Do you ever get this response?
I did the photos for them for menus and webpage and granted unlimited usage rights. I just never dreamed of this as one of the uses. They are not in violation of the copyright agreement…Next time I’ll limit rights.