9.04.2007

A Check is a Check

It is monetarily official, I am a professional photographer (among other things). I just got my first revenue share payment from Backprint for the University Road Race I photographed last weekend.

No, I'm not going to be able to retire yet, nor could I buy a full tank of gas, unless it was for the motorcycle, but it does feel pretty damned awesome to get a payment for taking photographs.

Truth be told, I'd hoped to generate more money from the race and am not quite sure where the disconnect was as there were a much larger number of people interested in buying photos than have bought photos.

Perhaps the time delay caused a loss of buyers, perhaps they had difficulty finding their photos. I'm not sure.

I do know that I learned alot and will improve my output for the next race. Especially since I plan to rent a high powered auto-focusing and image stabilized telephoto lens to make each shot count a little more.

Still, I'm smiling all the same.

And I got some really cool shots at the Seymour Marine Lab earlier today, we'll see how they look when I get them loaded up later.

By the way, thanks for the comments on my professional photography site, CarpeVivo.com. I am planning on beefing up the photo galleries when I can get the time.

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