Ever been published?

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  1. LBPhotog

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    Have any of you ever been lucky enough to be published in a National Publication? I just found out that I will be getting my second publication over the summer. I am posting the two images that I have had published and would like to see others works that have gotten the same type of recognition.

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    Published August 2008 in Action Pursuit Games Magazine
    (My buddy in a guile suit that took him over 200 hours to make, just to play paintball ... *lol*)

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    TO BE PUBLISHED in either June or July's edition of Bird Talk Magazine
    (Baby Cameroon African Grey Parrot)

    Ok, so let's see your published works ... this is definitely something that is brag worthy!
     
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    Got this image in a local newspaper last November:

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    It's not national, but its the first and only thing I have published.
     
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    The first time one get's published you never forget it ...

    The first local publication I ever got was for one of the local larger regional newspapers (in the sports section) there my work was right there on the front page of sports, ABOVE THE FOLD!! *LOL*

    C'mon there has to be more of you guys out there ... I want to see them, I want to hear your stories, brag a little!!
     
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    At 16 I did a group shot of school trustees for a local paper and later that year I had a shot published in a geography text book.

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    Don't put too much importance on "getting published."

    Sure... It's nice to have the affirmation that your work is good enough for publication. Of course, a lot depends on the publication and thier standards.

    The vast majority of my work is "published" in one way or another... newspapers, trade mags, annual reports, product spec sheets, ads, textbook covers and so on.

    But, nothing I've done ever appeared in National Geographic or Time.

    A lot of truly amazing photographers never get published. And, a lot of crap does.

    I don't mean to diminish your achievements, and certainly don't want to rain on anyone's parade. Just don't put too much importance on getting published. Getting paid is much more important. Creating a real piece of art is perhaps more important yet.

    What's the old joke? Photographic success is directly related to content... falling airplanes and certain presidential motorcades work best.

    -Pete
     
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    Why not Pete? Just wondering here ... if I get my name out there, or my Business name out there, isn't that just another form of recognition, another avenue to bring clients from?

    I agree with you that a lot of crap does get published, there are things that I have seen in publications that probably wouldn't have made it past the "trash can" on my computer. The issue here is that photography always has been, and probably always will be, subjective.

    But, I will say this - if you can tell your clients that you've been published in National Publication of some sorts it brings just that one more "edge" that you may have versus another photographer that they may be looking at. Now, granted, I am not shooting on a very large scale (yet) and when you get to a larger level, I am sure that there are many, many more people who are published that you are competing against. Right now, I'm not ...

    This was just a thread where people could come in and brag for a minute or two; but, thanks for your thoughts.
     
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    Absolutely. This did come to mind when I wrote my post. My concern is we mustn't think that we "have arrived" simply because one of our images was mass printed.

    But, yes.... it's great exposure, even in a small local paper.

    You see what I mean though? I want young photographers to stay grounded when they have a photo in print. It's affirming. Just keep things in proper perspective.

    -Pete
     
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    I think photographic success is directly related to content.
     
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    20 years ago I was getting things in the paper about 2-3 times a week for about 6 months. Mostly college sports. But then I went a different direction. Eh, who knows what would have happened. It did not pay that well at all. Made more money taking pics on the side of the athletes playing, for their families (way more).
     
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    I was heading to lunch when I saw all the helicopters above really close to my work, and as I never go anywhere with out my camera I went to see what was going on. This was an accident that happened here in Seattle. The guy they are carrying was inside of building that has the dust for cement and was cleaning it with a tractor and when he hit the wall it collapsed. there was so much concrete out side, like 3 feet all over the whole area was covered in concrete dust. This picture actually made it on King5

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    The first photo contest I ever entered. None of mine were picked for the local juried show, but all three entries ended up in a little Blurb book they published.

    Maybe not what you were thinking when asking 'published', but I thought it was rather nice.
     

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