Shameless Self Promotion

My most published image.

In my last blog post I discussed promoting yourself as a photographer.  Well, today, I’m going to promote myself as a photographer.

Today’s image is my best selling, most published photograph. If you follow me on the internet, you’ve probably seen it before. The thing about this photograph that boggles my mind is how viral it has been since I made it in 2017.

I was using Google reverse image search tools to find out where my photos are appearing on the internet. I know for a fact that I’ve sold over 3,000 copies of this photo over the past 5 years, and it continues to be one of my best selling images even today. I’ve seen it on the local TV stations as a backdrop, I’ve seen it on BING as a screen saver and I’ve seen it published on web sites more times than I can count.

I search for my images all the time, but I’ve only recently honed that skill to the point where I can find where I’m being published with much more detailed results than I was previously getting. When my search gives me a website link, I go to that website and confirm that one or more of my images are indeed published on that website. Once confirmed, I’ve been adding them to a list of publishers of my images.  My list is currently past 250 different websites and there is no doubt that I’ll find a ton more once I can get through the process. It’s slow and tedious. When I got to this image in my Google search, I got so many hits on this image that I literally had to take a break from searching. They just kept on coming and coming. I’ve always known this was a popular photo, but I had no idea of how prolifically it is being used by all kinds of websites, newspapers, magazines, and other professional service organizations.

One of the more interesting customers of mine is GOOGLE itself. If you do a Google search for “The San Juan Mountains”, at the very top of the Google search, you’ll see a number of my photographs displayed as part of the Google Knowledge Base. I am actually a photographic reference for Google search. Not bad at all.

Google Search for San Juan Mountains.

So, today’s shameless plug of my own work, here’s a list of all the publications I’ve found that are publishing my photographs. This is a work in progress, so I’ll keep updating this when I feel the need to talk about myself in the future hahahaha…

The bottom line here, from my view of the road. I am probably the most published photographer in Colorado. That’s a bold claim, but I’m sticking to it. I haven’t seen anyone else getting this many publication credits and I know a lot of photographers in this state.

I posted some of this on Facebook a few days ago, but it was excessive in length and I took that post down, knowing I would follow up on this via my blog. Well here’s my followup.

Gary’s current list of publication credits. Some of these publishers are using more than one of my images. Some have used dozens of them and keep using them. I don’t count the images used, I count only the publisher, and only once, regardless of the number of images they have bought from me.

106.9 KROC Rochester
24/7 Wall Street
303 Magazine
5280 Magazine
5430 Foundation – Boulder Colorado
94.7 The Moose – Bozeman Montana
94.9 FM KYSS
95 Rock
96.3 The Blaze – Missoula, Montana
99,9 KEKB Radio
Abe Lincoln Movers
Airbnb Twin Lakes
Ally Data Group
Alpenglow CoHousing
ALT 105.1 Louisville
Animal Life
Anywhere Travel Stories and Blog
Associated Press
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
A-Z Animals
AZ Central
Backcountry Journeys – Yellowstone in Winter
Backpacker Magazine
Battle Cry International
Belize Budget Suites
Berkley Haas – University of California Berkley
Best Life
Billings Gazette
Bing Daily Wallpapers
Bing Gallery
Bison Oil & Gas
Bond Exchange
Bonjour Quebec
Breck Life Group
Bruce H. Johnson D. D. S.
Business Insider
Campus Reform
Candor Luxe Travel
Canyon View Dental – Grand Junction
Canyonlands by Night & Day
Capital Home Mortgage of Colorado
Carnival Cruise Line
CBC News
CBS News Colorado
Chalets Cortina
Chris Adair Travel & Lifestyle
City of Durango
Climax Jerky
Collegiate Peaks Bank
Colorado Community Action Association
Colorado Encyclopedia
Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance
Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative
Colorado Outdoors
Comic Vine
Common Sense Institute
Cumberland Buildings
Custom Cowboy Shop – Cody, WY
Cynthia Pinckney Ministries
Deep Foundations Institute
Denver Ear Associates
Denver Fire Department
Denver Firefighters Museum
Denver KCNC 4 News
Denver KDVR Fox 31 News
Denver KMGH 7 News
Denver KUSA 9 News
Deviant Art
Dignity Memorial.COM
Distinctly Montana
Dive Hard Tours
DP Review
Dream Vacation Magazine
Earth Rangers
EHI Consultants
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service
Expat Exchange
EZ Surety Bonds
F Stoppers
Family Interest Videos
Family Travel
Family Vacation Critic
Farm Bureau Insurance
Farm Flavor
Farming News (Farm Life News and Articles)
Fast Company
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Feel Good and Travel
First Citizens Wealth Management
Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Four Rivers Capital
Fox Business
Fox In the Forest
Gage Beasley
Getaway Couple
Gladney Center for Adoption /
Global Vet Link
Go Visit Costa Rica
Google News
Google Search Knowledge Panel (San Juan Mountains)
Green Ideas Network
Hampton Inns
Havas Voyages
Hawaii Reise Tipps
Health Street
Healthy Food Near Me
Hello Sunday Morning (Australia)
Hombres del Poder
Hotel Camino Maya
Hotel Guides
Houben’s Animal Lures
Hunt Magazine
Hunt Reminder
Image Colorado
Imaging Resource
imgur magazine
Independent Voters For Electorate Equality
Ingmire-Phillips Insurance
Innovatrix Biomedical
Interesting Engineering
Jackson Physician Search
Juan 92.5 FM
K99 – Fort Collins
Kelly Right Real Estate
Kenko Imaging USA
Kilroy – Belize
Kiowa County Press
KNUE 101.5 East Texas
Lake Houston Sports and Recreation Foundation
Larsen Lynch May LLC
Lexis Nexis
Lindsay Layne
Little Family Adventure
Live and Invest Overseas – Belize
Lost Art Tuckpointing, LLC
LRE Water
Lyons Press – Search and Rescue Rocky Mountains
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Marijuana Venture – The Journal of Professional Cannabis Growers and Retailers
Mary Colwell Realtor
MEHR News Agency
Meisterlich – Geniessen
Miami University
Microbiology Society
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Molly Roth Counseling
Mon Valley Ski Club
Mount Evans Consulting
Mountain Jobs
Mountain View Garage Doors
MTN Buff Real Estate
Muscle And Health
Music Contact International
Musik Garten
My Backyard Life
My Central Jersey
My Wow Life – Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle for Women over 40
MyBaseGuide – Fort Carson
National Audubon Society Field Guide
National Conservation Planning Partnership
National Geographic
Natural Habitat Adventures
Nature Never Hurries
Nature Quebec
NBC Montana
Nelson Automatic Horse Waterers
New Silver
News Radio 560 KPQ / 101.7 FM
Nomad America
Nordic Tours
Northstar Transitions
Out There Colorado
Outdoor Adventure Television
Outdoor Enthusiast Lifestyle Magazine
Outdoor Enthusiastic
Outdoor Photographer
Outlook Magazine
Outside Magazine
Over the Planet
Pachamama Expeditions
Pacific Crest Mediation
Palm Springs Life
Pest Pointers
Planet Hotels
Post Independent
PSA Laboratory Furnitue, LLC
Rad Site
Readers Digest
Red Savanah – Guatemale Travel
Renace Magazine
Respiratory Therapy Magazine
Rethinking The Future – RTF
Retro 102.5 Radio
Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative
Romantic Rail (Germany)
rtve Ciencia y futuro
Sabre Financial Group
San Juan Citizens Alliance
San Juan Mountains Credit Union
Sean Walsh Consulting
Seven Directions Breathwork
Ship Skis
Shropshire Star
Sierra Club
Smith & Hoskins PLCC
Solaris Health
State Farm Insurance
State of Colorado (numerous government offices)
Straub Financial
Summit Waste & Recycling
Take Tours
Teton Mountain Ranch
The American Heritage Center-Discover History
The Animals Voice
The Charles Andersen Group
The Conversation
The Cool Down
The Denver Gazette
The Denver Post
The Discoverer
The Durango Herald
The Fact File
The Fioneers
The Greens at Van de Water
The Independent
The Institute For Creation Research
The Message Tree
The Next Summit
The Normandy Group
The Predator Hunter
The Rocky Mountain News
The Solo Globetrotter
The Sometime Traveler
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Times
The Times Higher Education
The Washington Post
The Week
the Whale 99.1 Classic Rock
The Writing Train
Thrive Global
Tiny Custom Homes of Colorado
Tour and Hotels – Ruta Chile
Travel & Lifestyle – Chris Adair
Travel Aesthetic
Travel Excellence Tour Operator – Costa Rica
Travel Lemming
Travel Pulse
Travel With Me 24×7
Travel-The Food For The Soul
Trip Advisor
Trips to Discover
Triumvirate Environmental
Tucson Eye Care
UK Airshow Review
UK Authors Press
United Healthcare
Universal Traveler
University of Minnesota
US Department of Interior
USA Today
Vail Magazine
Walterboro Live
Wandering Our World
West Range Ventures
Western Recreation
Western Slope Now
WFGR 97.9 FM – Grand Rapids
WHAS Television, Louisville
Wide Open Country
Wide Open Spaces
Wildlife Tracking
Williams Ranch Group, LLC
Wing Home
Wings America
Wings Earth
Wolf Royalties/Wolf Group
Women’s Recovery
World Evasion
WWJ News Radio 950
Wysocki Law Group
Yahoo News
ZOO FM 96.9
Ковель media

And the list keeps growing…