So the event I photographed on the weekend was kind of a big deal. It included the first of two Trans Tasman show jumping events (of which NZ beat Australia in the first one - whoop whoop). Anyway, I was basically booked by Equestrian Sports NZ to photograph the Awards Dinner, and a bit of the event itself. Usually I just photograph for the competitors so I try to get around the 'lesser' competitors as the top ones have hundreds of photos to chose from. This time I tried to get some of the top riders.
Anyway, ESNZ contacted me with the riders photos that they wanted for their magazine - which is what I expected. And they paid me! (well, they will pay me). I'm glad that they liked my shots.
A photographer from the South Island contacted me for photos for the local newspaper. Unfortunately I got the message to late to get to print on that one, as far as I know, I never actually heard back from the journalist I had been referred to. No surprises there, in my experience people are pretty slack at replying and letting you know as to whats going on.
Then I got contacted by NZ Horse and Pony. I have had a few photos published by them previously. H&P never actually specified as to what photos they were after, and I sent an email to clarify, but got no reply. I sent through photos of both the NZ and Aussie teams. Still haven't heard anything. See my comment at the end of the previous paragraph.
And then I was contacted by The Horse magazine from AUSTRALIA! They were even so good as to specify which riders they wanted photos of. So I sent them through, and they liked them and will pay me $50 a photo! Thats $50 AUD. A photo! Stoked much! Being published on both sides of the Tasman! Yea-yeah!
So things are looking up.