Howard Cheng wrote:
You know, it's been in my mind for some time that
sports reporters could be a good source of photos. Since they get access to sports
personalities, we could make personal appeals to them to take pictures (with their own
cameras) when they do interviews for Wikipedia purposes. Maybe we can organize an email
WikiProject for Wikipedians and Commoners to solicit reporters at their local/regional
That would be a good idea - and not just the reporters, but the
photographers, whose shoeboxes have thousands of photos that never made
the cut for the front page, but which we would be ecstatic to have.
There are *far* more photographs in the world than are published online;
even after uploading to WP for some time, I'm still remembering "oh
yeah, I actually have photos of that I took years ago" - and I'm not
even a big photography-type.
As visible as WP is, most people still don't know we want image
donations. Get the word out! I just pitched it today to a retired
professor working on a book, who found some of my plant images through a
Google search and was asking about them. Will he upload his own photos?
Dunno, but the concept is passed on to one more person.