Still being a fledgling photographer, can someone tell me how you’re getting your photos published? I know my photos aren’t nearly the needed quality right now, but still, a guy can dream 😀
Do you just post these things on flickr and wait for someone to contact you? I saw they also have the Getty Images submissions – did you do it through that? And how about finding contests, like the one kashari won with her horse photos? Doing searches on the interwebs only brought up massive numbers of sites promising to host your images for a low-low fee until you become super famous.
Start local. No Big Deal photographs local bands on the rock/metal scene and Caradoc has a gig with a local theatre, for example. Entering contests might not win you any money to start but it can get you a little recognition.
But in orionid‘s case, he was approached by the organizations which found his photos on Flickr. Focus paid him, Oregon Humanities, being a non-profit, did not.
Farktographer (and anyone else), I came across this the other day. Up to 35 entries in 5 different categories. I plan on entering some of my pictures, even though I don’t ‘plan’ on winning–you never know! Read the ‘Rules and Terms’ and FAQ’s; there are stipulations that you need to be able to meet if you enter.