A decadent yet festive and fun family style dinner in Archery Summit’s candlelight wine caves. Dinner prepared by Gregory Gourdet, Chef de Cuisine of Departures restaurant in Portland & live entertainment by renowned concert violinist Aaron Meyer. And of course carefully prepared wine pairings including Archery Summit’s 2011 Vireton rose, limited production Ab Ovo pinot gris (from the concrete egg, referencing the unusual fermentation vessel) , and Premier Cuvee pinot noir – perfect way to ward off the freezing fog temps and enjoy a healthy start to 2013.
Highlights include in chronological order: Point Lobos, California, Israel – Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, Jordan – Wadi Rum & Petra, Heli-skiing Canadian Mountain Holidays Bugaboos, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia – Northern Territories & Queensland, Willamette Valley wine country, Oregon
I wish I’d written this myself or shared it sooner – unfortunately it is a recurring situation that all professional photographers face. Originally posted in the Photo Society blog by Tony Wu, shared by a group of contributing photographers for National Geographic Magazine. A link to this original blog is below:
Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free
Dear potential photo buyer,
If you have been directed to this page, it is likely that you have requested the use of an image or images for free or minimal compensation.
As professional photographers, we receive requests for free images on a regular basis. In a perfect world, each of us would love to be able to respond in a positive manner and assist, especially with projects or efforts related to areas such as education, social issues, and conservation of natural resources. It is fair to say that in many cases, we wish we had the time and resources to do more to assist than just send photographs.
Unfortunately, such are the practicalities of life that we are often unable to respond, or that when we do, our replies are brief and do not convey an adequate sense of the reasons underlying our response.
Circumstances vary for each situation, but we have found that there are a number of recurring themes, which we have set out below with the objective of communicating more clearly with you, and hopefully avoiding misunderstandings or unintentionally engendering ill will.
Please take the following points in the constructive manner in which they are intended. We certainly hope that after you have had a chance to read this, we will be able to talk again and establish a mutually beneficial working relationship.