I Shot the Photo for a Nuveen Ad at Wrigley Field

The Art Director of Nuveen Investment’s PR company (Fallon) contacted me a few months ago via e-mail asking if I’d be willing to let Nuveen use a photo I took at Wrigley Field last August for a print ad.

cubs wrigley field ad nuveen

The photo was uploaded into my Flickr account and was well-tagged. I license all of my photos with a Creative Commons attribution non-commercial license, meaning that anyone is free to use the image with attribution, except for commercial purposes (I since changed this particular photo to all-rights-reserved to make it even more clear that I wasn’t willing to give it away to Nuveen).

Although I suspect the photo has been on display since the beginning of the season (I’m told it is one of eight on display in the entry way of the skybox area near the ticket booth) I was finally notified today of its use and agreed to terms to license it for the rest of the season. I must say I’m very happy to report that the Creative Commons system works, I’ve made money from shooting a photo that was discovered on Flickr and never expected to, and even though the ad is pretty stupid, at least it’s not above the communal urinal in the men’s room.

An interesting aside, the original photo was in color and was taken during the Chicago Air & Water Show. The jet pictured in the original was rubbed out for the ad.

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Web 2.0 Expo — So Far So Good

Morning keynotes offered a mix of gloom and doom (Zittrain, Andreesen) as well as glimpses of a hopeful future (Yahoo! Openness and Current News)

More to come. Here’s a photo of Erica Ogg and me at the Yahoo! Brickhouse party last night. Good times seeing lots of familiar faces and reminiscing about Annenberg with Erica.

I was also caught in action by Dan Tentler in Mashable’s post about their party at Mighty.

Andy Sternberg and Erica O. at Web 2.0 Yahoo! Brickhouse

photo by Brian Solis