August 10, 2017
5 days later, the Whittier Fire still hangs like a specter above Goleta, CA. So while we watch the fire from our bedroom window, something cool happened.
I tweeted out photos of the fire and as a result my photos of the fire got re-tweeted by Cal Fire, shared by Reuters and then picked up by many major news agencies.
- Anchorage Daily News
- Mother Jones
- Hindustan Times
- Huffington Post
- NY Daily News
- Chiemgau 24
Given the wide spread use, you would think someone would have asked for my consent. Unfortunately what ended up happening is that CalFire re-tweeted my image and someone at Reuters thought it came from CalFire itself so they never contacted me. In fact they initially didn't even credit me. I had to reach out to them to correct this. Everyone else just used the Reuters image through presumably some kind of image sharing agreement.
At least my work got views I guess.