I just wanted to let everyone know what was happening with this story.
//Did I get the coffee and cheesecake?
The reason why I asked for coffee and cheesecake was because at the time of the interview (kvue / cnn) Joel had already reached out to me to meet him at Mozarts, a cafe located along Lake Austin, which is known for having great desserts, especially cheesecake.
The thing is it kind of hurts that this photo is being shared on a bunch of other sites not giving credit to me at all. This is not the first time this has happened to me though. I’ve had another popular photograph on take off on tumblr which has over 12000 likes and comments in different threads, with the original only having 1 like.
I did buy myself a nice tart and an iced americano(no suger or cream).
I’m pretty sure that I’m getting that coffee and cheesecake.. many many times since Joel has a group called “the regulars” that meet up at Mozarts to talk about all sorts of random stuff! Can’t wait to meet them.
//How much money have you made off of this?
So far? $0.40.
Sucks right? But this is happening to countless photographers all the time. To give an example… the photo of Jenn Orr on the CNN broadcast was taken by Emily Kinsolving, please give her website a visit:
I feel sort of used by CNN since they didn’t link to anything of mine, not even my twitter, after using the video on their front page for 2 days in a row, and now on their official facebook page. But this is every day for them.
By the way the $0.40 was from one of you guys purchasing the kindle version of The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum
The only way I am monitizing this is by posting links to Amazon in my about page.
I seriously think the gear I use is great, and I own and have read the photography books I linked to multiple times over and over. It would mean so much to me if you used those links on your next purchase.
//How has my life changed?
Not by much… hah. Really. I go to work…. and I still just hangout at my usual pub where I usually get free beer anyways even without the popularity. Today is Thursday so I’m going to go on a social bike ride, perhaps I will find another viral photo this time as well.
I feel so blessed that my pictures are gaining exposure. This is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My goal now is to share with you guys my opinions on the most controversial topics in photography.
I’m about to post a buying guide soon. It’s going to be the best thing you’ve ever seen.
//So… without further ado...
this is a compiled list of all the links that I know of so far(based off my analytics):
- http://mashable.com/2012/08/03/marriage-proposal-reddit/ ←- best article written about it
- http://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comments/xkeyz/did_any_of_you_propose_at_the_capital_last_night/ ← original thread
more after the jump ->
- http://weibo.com/344697235 (needs login)
- http://laughingsquid.com/photographer-secretly-captures-a-marriage-proposal/ // second best article