As many of you may or may not know. This site is primarily dedicated to my journey as newbie photographer as well as tips and all things photography in general. This week I was contacted by Getty Images that one of their clients were interested in licensing one of my photos. To me that is a big deal because it kind of makes this thing I do for fun more than just an expensive hobby. Once Getty Images contact you, that is the only way to sign up as a Contributor. It wasn't the easiest process but I'm still fortunate enough to be asked to join.
I also decided to join the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). I'm not sure where this will lead me but I still decided to take the plunge. I will be joining the IAPP as I believe they have more benefits and discounts. One thing to mention which I think is pretty stupid with the NPPA, is that once you pay to become a member you have to pay additional for the ID Card. I did think that was misleading.
Last but not least while checking my Flickr accounts traffic noticed traffic from www.CameraShowdown.com. While I was scrolling down until I saw my image I saw that My photo beat the other guy. This made my day.