Surviving Sports PhotographySports photography.Surviving Sports Photography2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This category of photojournalism is one of the most sought after positions in professional photography. VIP access to pro athletes, frontline seats, locker room interviews, and a paycheck to photograph the whole experience year after year?!!
Sign me up!!
Well, that's how my story began anyway. Years ago, I made the mistake of going to a pro hockey game and within three hours fell madly in love with the smell of ice and the sound of blades. I left the building thinking to myself (and telling anyone who would listen to the ravings of a madwoman): "There has to be some way I can be involved in this for the rest of my life." What actually happened after that night is one of the wildest stories I've ever told and it's still a crazy ride. But getting on that ride and staying on is tricky.
So here's what I've learned so far about actually surviving sports photography
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.Freelance Paychecks are Real1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Something to share...So.. if I'm not mistaken, few more days I'll be 3 years in dA ouo/Something to share...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have lots of memories here, sweet one and not-so-sweet one XD
I remember the first time I knew about dA, its all because of :iconShiroiNeko-sama:
She posted an artwork in a local magazine called 'StarZ' and I'm a fan of that company/magazine 8D
And I saw her watermark and quickly type out the web address and found about dA.
That day... have changed my life.
I never thought about joining dA at first until one day my fellow friend in myspace told me to.
He insisted me in joining... and at September 7, 2008, I've decided to join in.
The first artwork I posted here almost 3 years ago was this one :
LOL old artwork is old XDDD
I still remember the first talented deviant who commented on my first artwork
which is :iconbloodshed1992: ~ I still appreciate on how she took her time to c
Some General Tips for Selling your Photos...that we sometimes seem to forget.Some General Tips for Selling your Photos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a sports photographer, I'm actually a freelancer and I work independently for multiple teams. I do not work for a paper or a magazine and, as a result, my gear is neither supplied nor insured by them. Not only do I foot the entire bill for very expensive equipment, but I'm responsible for repairs, and the gas and the car or the airfare and the hotel to get to any event I plan on shooting. I'm also responsible for my own medical care if I get sick or hurt, my own food, everything. It's expensive and if I don't make money off of this then all I end up with is an obscenely expensive hobby. Yes, my most significant clients are the teams, leagues, and publications...but guess what? They're not my bread and butter.
Hit the Pavement.
I don't know about you guys, but the term "hit the pavement" when used as an expression around here means to be proactive about finding work. For me, thi
a quick little interviewa student from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh sent me a list of interview questions for an assignment she was doing, i thought you might enjoy reading them and my answers:a quick little interview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Is there a certain genre or theme that sells better than others? Why?
sells better than others? i have no idea, i've never really thought about what i do in terms of what sells and what doesn't. if you are looking to get into this for the money you are going to be horribly disappointed.
2. Is there a certain method of communicating/advertising that draws in an audience more than another? What do you believe the reasoning for it is?
i don't advertise conventionally in any way. i have always just tried to show my work to as many people as i possibly could through whatever means possible and let my audience find me.
3. What is your unique personal voice in your photography, that separates you from
i'm not sure i have one. i would like to think that i have developed a style of my own, a "look" to my
*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!HOLY BAWLZ*EDITEDAGAIN* *EDITED* PIXEL IDs??? GET!!!8 years ago in Personal More Like This
the pixel ID thing is catching on, i had no idea that a small joint ID that me, :iconendling: (although he's yet to post his, he's a busy man ), :iconvert-is-ninja: and :iconfayrenpickpocket: would, like, make people wanna do their own!!!!
THIS IS EXCITING AND FUN AND AWESOME AND THIS IS WHAT DA IS ALL ABOUT
MAKE MORE, PEOPLE!!! i was ORIGINALLY going to get the crew that started this and arrange it all up into a character select screen, but so many people are adding their own awesome entries that i have to rethink this shit to make room for ALL THE NEW CHALLENGERS
CHRIST this is making me so happy, hahaha.
so like. IF YOU WANNA MAKE ONE, THEN BY ALL MEANS MAKE ONE. we have a list that we want to GROW AND RISE AND ENGORGE (alex im thinking of you)
the font that i used is called 'arcadepix', and you can download it here: http://www.dafont.com/search.php?psize=m&q=arcadepix
NEW CHALLENGERS, GET???!?!?!??!!??!??!!one!11!1eleven!11!1onetwothreefour
no really GO MAKE
New Free Sticker Request and need all the fans!If you like free stuff heres an offer:New Free Sticker Request and need all the fans!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm trying to promote for a future business I'm getting into and need all the fans i can get
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A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Devious Journal EntryI have always been a fan of female illusion from the day I saw Danny La Rue on a show, I always thought from a very early age I was similar to Danny in that I wanted to create my own interpretation of a female. I have over the years found new techniques in creating my illusion and to this day I am still finding useful tools and techniques. I also love to see other artistes in so many different countries post so many beautiful pictures of their own illusions, whether they be Drag Queens, Female Illusionists, Transgendered or Trans sexual artistes, they all create with passion and a sense of style xDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This