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12/16/2010 02:56:09 PM · #1
it's really late to say… but i got a picture chosen as "Astronomy Picture of the Day" (APOD) by NASA website on December 13.
here's a direct link to my picture: //apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101213.html
12/16/2010 02:57:04 PM · #2
parsed.

//apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101213.html
12/16/2010 02:57:37 PM · #3
Excellent picture BTW..
12/16/2010 02:58:27 PM · #4
Niiiccceee! Congrats on the recognition.
12/16/2010 03:06:24 PM · #5
oops! i don't know why i posted the thread twice! sorry.
today's image is great, take a look at that too: apod.NASA.gov

Message edited by author 2010-12-16 15:11:05.
12/16/2010 04:21:34 PM · #6
Cool -- congratulations! Do they only want recent pictures, or anything astronomy-related?
12/16/2010 04:40:20 PM · #7
Fantastic picture. Congrats.
12/16/2010 04:44:26 PM · #8
I really like your astronomy photo, Amir. Congrats on the honor.
12/16/2010 04:50:25 PM · #9
Very cool shot. Tells a story. Almost looks like the moon was being eclipsed by our planet.

From that collection.


Message edited by author 2010-12-16 17:28:44.
12/17/2010 02:52:40 AM · #10
Thanks everyone!
GeneralE, I don't exactly know how they choose pictures for APOD. but they are not always recent pictures... Astronomy Picture of December 12 for instance, was there for 3rd time over last 11 years!
most of the times the picture suits the nearest astronomical event or news. for examples recent pictures, including today's, are related to Geminid Meteor Shower.
it's almost always astronomy- or aeronautics-related.
12/18/2010 05:08:43 PM · #11
Hi,
i got this email yesterday asking for the right to use my photo. i've never been asked before for the right to use my photo... and don't know what to say to the guy! i've copied the email below. i don't know if he means he wants to pay me for it or not! i'm saving for a lens, so....!

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My name is "** **" and I am a music composer in Kansas City, Missouri. I am putting together a performance of new, electronic music along with an astronomy presentation at the planetarium here in Kansas City. I would very much like to acquire the rights to use your photo "Contemplating the Sky" for our website //www.darkmatterkc.com as well as other promotional materials. We are a non-profit startup and do not have much money but would love to promote your photographs. Please let me know if we could come to an arrangement.
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what do you think i should say?

(Edited for Horrible Grammer!)

Message edited by author 2010-12-19 01:34:55.
12/18/2010 05:45:06 PM · #12
Originally posted by AmirTaheri:

Hi,
i got this email yesterday asking for the right to use my photo. i've never been asked before for the right to use my photo... and don't know what to say to the guy! i've copied the email below. i don't know if he mean he want's to pay for me or not! i'm saving for a lens, so....!

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My name is "** **" and I am a music composer in Kansas City, Missouri. I am putting together a performance of new, electronic music along with an astronomy presentation at the planetarium here in Kansas City. I would very much like to acquire the rights to use your photo "Contemplating the Sky" for our website //www.darkmatterkc.com as well as other promotional materials. We are a non-profit startup and do not have much money but would love to promote your photographs. Please let me know if we could come to an arrangement.
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what do you think i should say?


He does say "acquire", not "buy" or "purchase" — that, plus the statement that "We are a non-profit startup and do not have much money", is an indication that he's hoping for a donation. Then there's "but would love to promote your photos", meaning they'll give you a credit line, basically.

It's kind of up to you. How willing are you to help a composer you've never met promote HIMSELF in his own town, half a world away from yours, without any compensation other than feeling good for being a nice guy? 'Cuz that's probably what it boils down to.

It's a VERY nice picture, possibly one of some value from a stock footage perspective. It's possible you can engineer the "exposure" in such a way as to let people know the image is available for commercial usage?

R.
12/19/2010 01:49:42 AM · #13
Thanks Robert. very enlightening!
i now replied him and said that he can use it.

i can't understand your last line. what does exactly "engineer the "exposure" in such a way as to let people know the image is available for commercial usage?" mean?
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