I should be proud.
Do you know why?
Well, you see that little picture toward the bottom, the one being used to advertise a walking tour?
Why, it looks like a picture I made a few years ago. It looks a lot like a picture I made a few years ago. You can go here to compare the one I made with this one.
There are some differences, of course. The tint is slightly different, and my little signature logo in the bottom left-hand corner of the original has been chopped off. But other than that, it sure looks like the same picture.
You see, it's a composite image made up of several shots stitched together, and the finished picture also has a textured effect layered on. It's literally a one-of-a-kind image.
I should be very proud that an outfit as reputable as our Southern Rep Theatre Company would want to use my picture.
But I can't help wonder why they didn't ask me to use it or why they didn't mention that I made it.
I'm not a difficult person. If they had asked, I probably would have told them to use it with my blessing. Other people have asked me to use some picture or other before, and I've let them. One of my photographs was even used as the cover artwork for a record released by a Norwegian garage band several years ago. They sent me a copy. I still have it somewhere. The text on the jacket said I made the picture and that I allowed them to use it.
Update, February 10, 2012:
The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of both Southern Rep and myself. They've apologized and offered me credit and a royalty.