As a photographer the idea of someone wanting to use my photos is almost a dream come true. When I say “use” I mean several different things. Wanting a photo for print, for say a newspaper, magazine or book. For posting on the internet, a blog or news sight. It not only can make money for the photographer, but it gets their name out there.
That’s how people like Annie Leibovitz, Steve McCurry, Andy Warhol and Tim the Tooth Ninja got their start. Now they have photos that are posted in news websites, magazines, National Geographic etc. They have thousands of followers on their respective websites, Twitters and Instagrams. For the most part people know their names and if your someone like Annie Leibovitz they know your work.