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Found out yesterday that I'll be freelancing for Getty Images sports.

Just goes to show that with a lot of hard work and luck you can definitely work your way up.



Aug 15, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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Congrats bud!


Aug 15, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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Very cool, Michael. Congratulations.


Aug 15, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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Good for you! Here's wishing you much success

Marty



Aug 15, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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Congratulations! Would you mind sharing what steps you took to make it to this level? I'm curious to know what it takes to make it to Getty


Aug 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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Congrats Michael

Chris



Aug 16, 2012 at 01:24 AM
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Wow, great news..Congrats!


Aug 16, 2012 at 01:48 AM
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Thats awesome. Must be super exciting


Aug 16, 2012 at 02:51 AM
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5 years ago I had a Canon 300D and read this site religiously. Learned everything I could about exposure and the inner-workings of the camera.

A few years later, I shot a softball game for a friend with a Sigma 120-300 and got the bug.

I contacted a small local paper and talk to them about shooting some stuff for them. Paid (per picture used) but barely anything. One thing they let me do is keep copyright and sell to the parents, so I continued that and began shooting next to guys from the bigger paper. They already knew my work so when I approached them they were open to let me freelance for them.

I also began working with the local university (Division 2 school) and shot a lot of their sports. They gave me the freedom to experiment with remotes and other odd angles.

I also began networking and sending out emails. Shot a few things for Southcreek before they when under, signed with Icon SMI and now Getty.

That's the last 4 years in a nutshell. I would say that the biggest thing I've learned is networking, if your images are on par with others, people will notice.

Watch this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHrtmPAONbc&feature=player_embedded

Good insights. At the end he talks about how (assuming you have the right equipment) you have the same chance of getting "THE" shot as everyone else does.




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Great news, congrats.

Bill



Aug 16, 2012 at 03:49 AM
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Congrats Michael!


Aug 16, 2012 at 04:27 AM
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Congratulations!


Aug 16, 2012 at 01:19 PM
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Hard work pays off. Best of luck with Getty, Michael!

Billy-



Aug 16, 2012 at 03:04 PM
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Heck Yeah... workin for the Gett-ster


Aug 16, 2012 at 05:30 PM
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Congrats Michael that is awesome!


Matt



Aug 19, 2012 at 03:49 AM
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mkchang wrote:
Found out yesterday that I'll be freelancing for Getty Images sports.

Just goes to show that with a lot of hard work and luck you can definitely work your way up.


awesome



Aug 19, 2012 at 05:18 AM
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Congrats Michael!!!


Aug 19, 2012 at 04:59 PM





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