Did I do it for nothing?

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  1. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know how this will work out, but I made some photos today at the local radio station. I shot all the on-air talent and just got back 90 minutes ago. Already, I've heard my name mentioned on air 5 times. I think this may work out OK.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Creative advertising :thumbup:

    Do you know if they will continue to mention you after today?
     
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    That's great! I hope you get a lot of calls from this :)
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I hope so. I think it may take some prints hanging on the wall in their studio with my name. Maybe the morning guy will do the same if I email him a quick preview.

    Since I made the first post, I heard what amounted to a 5 minute commercial telling about the experience, complete with a mention of my web site. I'm pleased.

    This idea came to me after I did a paid job for them and contacted the business manager and offered to make the staff photos for their web site.
     
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    That is wonderful, to get all that 'free' advertising of your name and site!!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's what I was going to suggest.
     
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    great idea...sometime we have to give it away sometimes to get it back - i've spent the last few months do alot of freebies adn its working out fantastic....getting the money back 3 fold from it!!
     
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    Man, such a great idea! Congrats! You'll have to tell us what kind of business came from it:)
     
  9. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks, all.

    ummm.... any critique of the image?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think it could do without the motion blur...but it looks awfully dark in there. It's good in that it captures him in his working environment and we can see that he's energetic (I guess the blur helps that)...but otherwise, I'm not feeling it. I think I'd much rather have him looking at the camera and so being more engaged with the viewer...or possibly change the angle so that we can see what he's looking at. With him just looking out of the frame at something unknown...it feels dissociative...if that's the right word.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks, Mike. I've given this same advice myself, but wasn't seeing it in my own work.
     
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    I think the candid shot works best. It shows what the dj looks like at work, and not in a posed position. --Lenny
     

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