Why does being a wedding photographer mean you can't have tear sheets shivaswrath? There must be plenty of brides magazines being sold in your area? Send some of your best shot in.
NPS membership. Are you, would you?(33 posts) (19 voices)
I would love to join NPS but I have a few things holding me back...
1) I don't get paid enough to make a living at it so I have to keep a day job
2) I don't know anybody yet in NPS to "vouch" for me..
I can only hope to solve #1 eventually and #2 will just work itself out.. :)
I have been a member of NPS for quite some years, I had a problem with a D3X rang NPS Nikon UK,they sent a courier for the camera resoloved the problem cleaned and calibrated the camera all for free, and returned the camera back in three working days.
Members of the NPS get priorty service as this proved Many thanks Nikon UK NPS
In the mid 80's I was working at a small news paper and all of us were NPS members. At the time you could borrow lenses. We were always getting the 300mm f2.8 EDIF, it was about the most exciting glass a news photographer could have and none of us could afford it.
It pains me to say this but I find Canon seems to be better to its amateur users. Our regional photography club council puts on a seminar every year and has had a Canon “Explorer of Light” come a couple of times and it’s all paid for by Canon.
I think I will stick my nose in on this one. As someone who has been in the business in the cutting edge in the 60's, when 35mm transparencies were not often used in publications for the furniture industry, and who demonstrated the versatility to such folks as House Beautiful in that shots from showrooms could be eye stoppers, even when taken during the market, I think I qualify for NPS. I also used Nikons to do things not heretofore done in furniture and fashion combined.
But, today, most of what I do is for charitable organizations and provides minimal income. I do not know an NPS member, and have no tear sheets which are current. Actually all mine are from 40+ years ago.
So, if anyone on this forum is an NPS member, has looked at what I have posted on the PAD, and others, and have looked at the thousands of photos in campaigns on my website, and would like to vouch for me as a pro, I would appreciate this courtesy.
Thanks, Ms. Tommie Lauer
msmoto you may want to simply contact Nikon NPS directly and have a chat with them explaining your unique situation and needs.
A friend of mine is a full time wedding photog but she only owns one D700 camera body and borrows my gear for large gigs (only doing it for 2 years)... As a result, she cannot get into NPS without claiming my camera as also one of hers...
Also, the one NPS person we know had a spectacularly snotty attitude and effectively said, "Well, she isn't really making enough money to call herself a pro.. her husband is supporting her.. No go.."
She is out there every almost every night of every weekend shooting weddings and has no other job..
We are going to contact NPS directly and make a appeal...
It does seem strange that the rules of membership are different in each country, there is no sponsor requirement here in the UK.
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