Were you at or did you have an event photographed by ZaqHydN?
If so, here is some information on how and where you can find the images from your event! You can also find information on how to get your LOGO included on the publicly released image set!
If you’re not interested in having your LOGO included on an image set from the event, you can just zip down to the end of this post to find the catalog number or event image set and it’s status. If it’s published, you’ll also find a link to the image set or catalog. There’s a brief contact form if you’d like to be notified when an image set or catalog is published. (My Catalog Numbers look like this: “2015 01 25 NRH” which represent the Year, Month, Day and Event Initials).
It’s been a while since I’ve made my image sets public ally available, and it’s a daunting task as I’ve photographed hundreds of events. In the past, I’ve only made them available in private or shared albums, or the image sets from those events were leased or purchased by the organizers and were never publicly published. Now I’ve started a mission to begin publishing my image sets (as I can get to them) with hopefully some regularity. Just like anyone else, paid work comes first, along with the family and home – everything else will just have to wait it’s turn.
As I’ve mentioned, you’ll find whatever Image Set I’m currently working on (or published) listed at the end of this post, and I’ll do what I can to keep it current. If you’d prefer, I’ll also be happy to inform you when a new image set is published by email, just submit a completed contact form. I also use Twitter and Instagram, in which you can easily follow either of those to see future notifications and info on whatever shannagins which I’m currently involved.
Image Sponsorship is available which will include your group/company logo on the public image set. The Public Image Set will not be published until after the sponsorship window has closed. A catalog of the images will be available for selection of specific images. If you would like to be notified when a specific image set is published, please complete the brief contact form at the end of this post.
I offer all my Event Photography Clients the same basic Image Sponsorship options. Image Sponsorship is available in various formats and styles, the most basic is demonstrated below:
The Host Position is reserved for the Host Location of the event (in the above image, the track) or the “Hired by Company” Logo. Primary Sponsorship is first offered to the Primary Event Organizer (in the above image, BF Goodrich), and then made available to any Secondary Major Sponsors. Secondary Sponsorship Position is shared with the Photographers Logo, or Bug if Secondary Sponsorship is purchased. Clubhouse Sponsorship is open and available as space permits to ANY Relevant or Local Interest Companies, Organizations and Professionals (size and position of Clubhouse Sponsorship Logos affect the rate respectively).
When Sponsorship is purchased, your logo will be included on the public catalog image or set respectively. Using SEO techniques, I publish the images and links to the set catalog on relevant sites to increase the amount of traffic and popularity to which they are exposed. These images will be posted and shared on the internet by anyone who wishes to do so, and will carry your logo and brand with it.
Professional Hi-Definition Prints of any catalog image or set may be ordered to fit whatever purpose or display feature you need. Custom/Personalized Prints are also available, I could even include your Name & Autograph on Custom Prints. Custom Graphics Design is also available for the creation of Event Posters, Marketing Media, Autograph Posters and an unlimited array of options.
For Corporate Inquiries, Digital Images may be Leased in 2 different capacities:
A) Exclusive Lease Rights. (ELR) Offers the exclusive rights to image use/publication for a duration of time (Years/Months). Professional organizations or Companies that want to use a catalog image or set for use within their company or include them in a publication exclusively will likely want this option. ELR Images are not available to the public for custom or personal orders, however the catalog of the image set will remain available for reference use.
B) Shared Lease Rights. (SLR) Offers shared rights to use/publish the image for a duration of time (Years/Months). Most flexible option that allows your organization or company the right to use a catalog image or set within your organization and to include them in a publication, but also allows other organizations to use the same catalog image or set for the same. SLR Images will remain available for personal/custom orders in the catalog.
Images leases are issued for duration of 6 Months; 1, 2 or 3 Years. Leased images will only contain the Photographers Logo/Bug to comply with the Photo Attribution Requirement. Image Leases may be renewed or held for up to 3 years. Each leased catalog image or set will include an Official Usage License.
An insight to my workflow: After capturing the images, I transfer and back them up to the PC; this happens within about 24 hours. Next I sort out the trash images and create a private reference catalog of the remaining images, which can take anywhere from 2 to 24 hours. I then begin working on the Sponsorship Overlay which contains the logos and graphics that become part of the public image set; this process is ongoing. While I’m waiting on marketing departments to finalize their decisions, I will often make a pass through the image set to adjust/edit images that need attention, and to discard any trash images that made it past the first firing line; a process that can take several days to complete if there are a lot of images that warrant editing (about 10 minutes per image). Once Sponsorship Options are finalized, and I’ve received all the graphics I need to finalize the Sponsorship Overlay (a process that has taken weeks in the past), the overlay is then applied to the public image set by automation. The images are very large, and need to be reduced for Internet and general printing, so a copy of the image set is produced and then published to an online site, which can take 24 hours if there is a large image set or just an hour for a small image set. Those images may be downloaded, saved, shared and printed as-is. Editing of the public images is prohibited, which includes the “cropping off” or “adding” logos to images. Copyrighted images are protected by Federal Law, I’ve only had to enforce this a few times, and it’s never friendly or fun when someone else steals or modifies your work, so please don’t “go there” and “do that”.
My next Image Set to be published is:
(EPD = Estimated Publishing Date)
(Published events are links with event/catalog title)
2015 04 26 NCM: (IN PROCESS / EPD: 05/15) National Corvette Motorsports (NCM) Park racetrack | 505 Grimes Road, Bowling Green, Ky 42101 | motorsportspark.org | “Infield Race Photos” Host Sponsor: National Corvette Motorsports Park | Primary Sponsor: REZOOM (offered/in process) | Secondary Sponsor/s: HYdN iMAGES (Photography) (Shared Sponsorship Open) | Clubhouse Sponsors: (OPEN, Inquire via Contact Form)
2015 05 01 MTD / NCM: (IN PROCESS / EPD: 05/22) Midwest Tracck Day and SCCA at the National Corvette Motorsports (NCM) Park racetrack | 505 Grimes Road, Bowling Green, Ky 42101 | motorsportspark.org | Host Sponsor: National Corvette Motorsports Park | Primary Sponsor: MTD (offered/in process) | Secondary Sponsor/s: HYdN iMAGES (Photography) (Shared Sponsorship Open) | Clubhouse Sponsors: (OPEN, Inquire via Contact Form)
2015 05 02 MTD / NCM: (IN PROCESS / EPD: 05/22) Midwest Tracck Day and SCCA at the National Corvette Motorsports (NCM) Park racetrack | 505 Grimes Road, Bowling Green, Ky 42101 | motorsportspark.org | Host Sponsor: National Corvette Motorsports Park | Primary Sponsor: MTD (offered/in process) | Secondary Sponsor/s: HYdN iMAGES (Photography) (Shared Sponsorship Open) | Clubhouse Sponsors: (OPEN, Inquire via Contact Form)