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"Award Winning" Photographer


fraser 11 631 14 Scotland
14 Feb 2013 2:47PM

Quote:agreed.... I'd add that the most important thing are the people who you know who are willing to recommend you, and then your proposition (what makes you different).


Doubt if there are any who would disagree with that Ade

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ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
14 Feb 2013 2:57PM

Quote:Of course you should always be able to back up your claims, if the industry recognises your work enough to award it, shouldn't your peers accept and recognise that too, rather than ignoring them?


agree 100%

however some people miss the first part - backing up the claim.

It's a bit like every CV in the world saying "self starter" and "works well in a team"

probably meant something once, now just a cliché which has not real meaning
thewilliam 6 5.1k
14 Feb 2013 3:00PM
Award-winning on its own isn't enough. A photographer needs to be "passionate about image-making" as well!
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:02PM
Hmm - 3 pages about not very much - maybe a case of protesting too much.

Its all BS anyway so who cares what someone puts on their advertising bumpf?

We do seem to have a lot of time to waste when we could be out creating "Award Winning Works of Art"

Rates up there with "Fine Art Prints" and "Giclee" as far as I am concerned

Let's start a campaign for honest advertising, I'll start

"I take crap pictures, over manipulate them until they look totally unreal then try to sell them to you in the hopes that you will think I'm doing something special so will pay me ridiculously high prices"

(Oh, by the way, I have an image in the Carnegie Institute of Natural History - does that make me a "World Famous Wildlife Photographer"? Tongue Grin Grin Grin )
whipspeed Plus
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:07PM
"Book me, I can polish a turd!"

How is that for honesty for portrait work Smile
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:10PM
Oh yes, right on track (but can you gold plate one? ) Wink
whipspeed Plus
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:20PM
Not personally, but I could probably find a man who could Smile

http://crapsouvenirs.com/25683/
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:32PM
Reminds me of Reggie Perring and "The Grot Shop" Grin
javam 10 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:44PM
I am an award winning photographer. The award was for my tiramisu and I am a photographer.

Now I grant you that is two true statements which placed that close to each other may give people the wrong impression and even the culinary award was rather company centric in source, but what they don't know won't hurt them. If they start to suspect I will give them free tiramisu made using the Brandy I bought from a UK supermarket supplying European source that smells like turps.
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
14 Feb 2013 5:06PM

Quote:We do seem to have a lot of time to waste when we could be out creating "Award Winning Works of Art"

Rates up there with "Fine Art Prints" and "Giclee" as far as I am concerned



indeed - click here for a far more riveting discussion Wink
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
14 Feb 2013 5:08PM
This one is a classic Wink
brian1208 Plus
11 10.7k 12 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 5:19PM
Score 2 for Ade Tongue

(He's got Testimonials you know Wink )
ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
14 Feb 2013 5:57PM
lol - at least this is slightly photography rated Wink

To answer the question on the second link - I usually ask "who's calling" - they either ring off or tell you enough for you to say you're no interested Wink

or you can ask what they're wearing of course Wink
14 Feb 2013 7:43PM
I have been entering my snap shots on ephotozine for over 2 years and I have yet to make 30 votes to get a Readers Choice Award. however I could claim to be an
award winning Photographer because I won 'The Glenda Shield' in 1985 for best Slide of the year entered in the P.F T D. competitions.
PFTD = Photography for the Disabled.
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.5k 6 England
14 Feb 2013 7:50PM
I`ve one of few awards, none in photography.

Time I started calling myself an award wining photographer, sounds better than just photographer Smile

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