"Worrying about tomorrow means that you are missing some of today" Corey Allan of Simple Marriage

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I'm going international!

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.

Thanks God!


3 comments:

(In)fertility Unexplained said...

Congratulations! That's awesome. It's nice to be recognized in that way. I hope you can post a photo of the magazines when they are published :)

babycrazykiwi said...

Well done chick that's awesome!

(In)fertility Unexplained said...

How are you? I hope you've been have a fun, busy few weeks. Are you still thinking of fostering this summer?