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Happiest Photographic moment

Pete > Pete Blog > Happiest Photographic moment
20/06/2008 - 8:03 AM

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What's your happiest photography moment?

I have a couple.

The first time I was published. I got a photo and news piece written up in the main Sheffield paper about me gaining an LRPS.

The second was when I got my first call from Amateur Photographer magazine. They were editing an article I'd submitted on reciprocity failure and the journalist phoned to ask a few questions. It was then that I realised I knew much more than the expert who was ringing me. This triggered my direction into journalism and I guess if it hadn't have been for that call there may never have been ePHOTOzine.

Tags: Amateur photographer, Happy, Published, Sheffield star


conrad  1110882 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 8:52 AM

Winning third prize in the White competition on here.

For a moment I considered saying getting my EC, but combining two images still feels a bit like cheating to me.

My entry for the White competition was just a cleaned-up crop, apart from that it was straight from the camera, so I was very happy that it did so well.

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20 Jun 2008 - 9:30 AM

I have two also.
The pic i took of my daughter looking out of the window because i managed to take the photo exactly as i had imagined it,the light pose comp everything was as i planned and even though to many it isnt a great photo, to me its fab because i achieved what i set out and as a bonus i got some nice tips on how to improve it Smile
The second one is the baby pics i took of my niece, again not excellent in epz terms but all the family really loves them and thats what was wanted Smile

webjam  11292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 8:29 PM

My first happy photographic moment when I sent in an abstract image to a Dutch magazine for the first time in a competition and it ended up in the first 13 runners up. I could not believe that my first try would end up there!
I had my 'ahhhh' moment when the book 'Guide to great photography' arrived and saw my pictures in there. To see them printed in a book was so impressive and felt so good.
The book has not left our coffee table for all these years now!

Another one was the meeting with the stag in Glencoe on the EPZ meet Rowardennan in november 2007. The stag stood there and looked me straight in the eyes. I was able to shoot several pictures of him. But it was not just the good picture with that golden light in the background, but the stag looking at me. Something I will never forget!


pepperst  82328 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 8:59 PM

I have to say I dont think I have hit mine yet as every good think I have done has only forced to do better.

I have been published in the local paper at least three times prob more, done some good pro-ish jobs, got an offer from the best photo course in the world and have two exhibitions planned but I dont feel that I have reached a level to be happy with, long way off in fact.

All just forces me to do better, never rest, and keep chasing the dream.

IanA  123048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2008 - 7:49 PM

I thought my first front cover would always qualify, but that was a long time ago now, and it has been eclipsed just a couple of years ago, shortly after my Mother died. Whilst going through her things with my sisters we came across the first image I ever took (About 50 years ago now). She'd kept it, so now I have it to treasure.
(Not quite up to EC standard!!) Wink


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