View Full Version : First time published! (photo essay)

09-29-2006, 08:25 PM
As of this week I am officially published in a local magazine (called Alberta Views) for some photojournalism work I did on my own... And they are the real thing and an established publication... I had approached them and they agreed to publish some of the photos, someone else wrote the text... And of course this means $$$, I'm rather stoked to be published for the first time, hopefully not the last time...

link to full size (pages 40 - 41) (https://static.flickr.com/92/255216708_7b8248a13d_o.jpg)

Link to full size (pages 42 - 43) (https://static.flickr.com/92/255216707_ac3776899e_o.jpg)

They also asked me to do an additional photo assignment, more $$$, can we say dSLR camera finally... almost there...
Link to original size (https://static.flickr.com/79/255216702_0553cffbe3_o.jpg)

Am I famous yet? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif Have a ways to go yet before I arrive, and still learning... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

09-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Beautiful work, Congratulations! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

09-29-2006, 09:12 PM
Persistence pays!


09-29-2006, 10:11 PM

It sure feels good, and I feel like such a greenhorn compared to the veterans who typically contribute (I've read some of the bio's)

I assume they wouldn't have published them if they didn't feel the photos weren't good enough...

09-29-2006, 10:12 PM
Way to go my friend. I knew you would get there, your stuff is that good.

09-29-2006, 10:23 PM
I'm not surprized,I figured you'd have done many
photos in publications by now.
How many copies did you buy?

- Doug

tony barnhill
09-29-2006, 10:25 PM
I've been told that "once published" an expert you become...glad I knew you before a celebrity you were....hehehehe...congrats my friend - its well deserved.

Mickey Richaud
09-29-2006, 10:41 PM
Persistence pays!


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Beat me to it - Good on ya!

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif Mickey

09-29-2006, 10:42 PM
Congrats Sherlock, you deserve every bit of fame coming your way!

BTW: I had some guys from Calgary in Town today and I've sent them both on a mission to locate that E-type...Apparently it's not far from the Calgary office. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

09-29-2006, 10:57 PM
Now I'm just waiting for the hate mail for next issue (letters to the editor) Kidding... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

The art director didn't say when he could guarantee any other photo assignments, but I'm at least in his radar.

And doesn't freelance = dirt poor anyway? no matter how famous you are... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Anyone seen my business card yet? Probably not...


09-29-2006, 11:01 PM
Am I famous yet? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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You're on your way! Just remember us "little people" once you become the next big name in photography /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

09-30-2006, 12:11 AM
Good show man, good show! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

09-30-2006, 02:16 AM
Good on you, mate! Nice work.

09-30-2006, 06:19 AM

Keep it up. Sometimes jobs will just "come out of the blue" too. Couple years back I got a call from "Better Homes & Gardens" to do some shots of a local baking-contest winner... The art director chose our ad from the local phone book!

09-30-2006, 07:29 AM
Great business card James. Your picture isn't as I expected you to look though. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Don't think there are many bigger markets around these days then what is going on out in Cow Town. You should get lots of exposure with this.

Well done.


09-30-2006, 09:06 AM
Thanks again

For those who may have been following the goings on in my photostream, I have done some portraiture work over the past couple of months...

Starting with Amanda who asked me (she's the daughter of one of my classic car buddies)



I'm hoping to follow up with Ashley and maybe do some portrait work with her, likely a little more gritty...


And this guy - local author - just e-mailed me (from when I saw him back in June at a street festival) and sounds like he wants some portrait work done, see I don't just photograph women... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif


What was that you said Doc? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

09-30-2006, 09:17 AM
Awesome news James, Feels good doesn't it!

09-30-2006, 09:42 AM
Yup... It sure does Shawn

09-30-2006, 03:48 PM
yep, my first thought as well. Heck of a thing to be called James and look like that.

09-30-2006, 05:42 PM
Outstanding!!! Congrats.

I remember getting into the paper for the first time...No matter how many times I see my work in print, I still feel the same sense of pride (and I think I'm up over 300 pieces now.)

You're very talented. This is just the beginning for you!!!

09-30-2006, 08:01 PM
James, didn't I tell you? It's about time someone recognised the talent that you have, congratulations!!! I am very pleased for you, great news indeed!

09-30-2006, 08:35 PM
Thanks Sammy, Thanks Steve...

I'm really just honoured to be published in a magazine like Alberta Views, I know what you mean, and you're making me blush! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

My latest photojournalism work is on display over at Flickr, from earlier today.

10-01-2006, 06:40 AM
Nice job! Congratulations, James. It's about time you got some much deserved recognition.

10-01-2006, 12:01 PM
sherloch, told ya ya had the stuff! they even used the lone tree picture i mentioned in a post to you "looking as if it knew of its impending demise" told ya, told ya, "moochoo" congrats keep up your fine work, told ya! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

10-01-2006, 10:32 PM
Congratulations again. Hopefully the first was the hardest and lots of opportunities will follow.

10-01-2006, 11:00 PM

That photo... I was very surprised at the images they chose to use, I always did like that photo, ran it through a critique group once and it was roundly criticized and no one liked it..

I know the one he wanted to use as the main image though:


However because it was taken with my relatively low-resolution P&S digital he couldn't blow it up big enough, he could only use a film image for that main photo. I plan to rectify that shortly by adding a dSLR to the stable as noted above...

10-02-2006, 07:11 AM
sherlock, ah critics "whadda day know" now that youve gotten some well deserved "exposure" youll probably need an agent, gimmy a call. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif