a major development in my photographic career =D

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  1. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

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    ok, back story
    my parents (and myself) have been working with a man known as The Water Man (real name David Ross) in downtown San Diego
    basically this guy (who's like 70 years old) spends most of his time giving out food and water to the homeless of the downtown area, buying all the food and water with his own social security money
    so, one day we were giving out food and i had brought my camera because dad wanted some pictures for his website (link at the bottom) about David, and i took about 100 photos of the situation, 9 of which i thought had merit
    so David then, in turn took these photos to the city council to help demonstrate one out of the many problems concerning the homeless (this one being that the homeless shelter is closed on weekends)

    anyway, long story short, a reporter saw these photos, liked em, and wants to put some of em in the paper in his article about this situation
    and to top it all off i'm getting payed for it

    sweet =D




    and if you'd like to know more about David Ross and what he does, his website (made in iWeb by my dad) is helpthewaterman.com (a bit straightforward of a title, but effective nonetheless =P)
    David's a good guy with a lot of heart, and people like him are a bit too scarce nowadays...
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good job! Maybe you'll even get paid too! ;)
     
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    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hey grats man! Let's see... doing good work for humanity, and getting paid for it. Can't beat that! :biggrin:
     
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    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Maybe it's Karma.

    Congrats anyway, always good to know your work is worth something!
     
  5. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

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    hahah thanks guys =D
     
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    Good job, that's an awesome story. Are those all your shots then on the website? They're great.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    great :)
     
  9. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

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    about half of them are
    mine are the ones after the clump text on the photo page
    but the ones that got put in the paper arent up there yet
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Congrats! What exciting news, to get recognition for your work like that.
     
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    Very positive!!!!!!! The photos could use some work, but that is a whole other story.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Congrats on getting published and, paid for it to.
     

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