I was really excited about the recent work I produced at the iStockphoto.com minilypse event – Raleighlypse. Istockalypse events bring a group of photos to a single city with a pool of models and locations and your group rotates from station to station and you have a brief time “at bat” to create something amazing. This makes for an interesting challenge because you are short on time, so you have to work quick and get the shot before the clock runs out. Luckily, you have the rest of the photographers in your group to photo assist you (and then you assist for them.) The costumes, locations and models at Raleighlypse was absolutely incredible (and I would love working with my group again, go team.)
I felt like I’ve created some of my best work in a while. And when someone recognizes stuff you are pleased with, that makes it even better. I was honored to get a “Sir Walter Raleigh” award at the “first annual” Raleighlypse. My wife thought I was being silly for being so proud of a trinket trophy. But as I was telling her of the amazing talent at the event, she started to understand that it was more about the honor of it and not the headless skeleton that now sits proudly on my desk.
After sharing some of the preview images on Facebook, they earned the most likes I’ve seen on my photos in a long time. Tonight, I got an email from my 500px.com account that my “Sir Walter Raleigh” image from the event earned “Popular” and “Upcoming” status. Now I just need to get these images on iStockphoto and hopefully the image buyers will find the image equally as interesting.
Thank you everyone for you help in creating the photo, and everyone that appreciates it.