Hi Bev – Thanks for the in-depth response. (Formatting corrected; sorry I don’t have a plugin to allow commenters to edit their own comments.)
I get quite a number of requests to use photos in books, museum displays, etc.. where the person or company doesn’t want to pay anything for a high rez image.
Galling and exploitative attitude! Hard to believe that of museums, in particular. I’d be a total hard-ass if I were you. You have a lot of hard-won expertise in addition to the time you spend in the field and in processing. Why shouldn’t they expect to pay you for that? Vampires.
The person who stole your Burning Silo essay sounds like a plagiarist pure and simple. Pretty cool about the fishing lures, though – that’s definitely something to put in your resume!