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Nice assignment next week for me.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bendheim, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Well, I'm pleased...and nervous. National Geographic Traveler magazine has contracted me to do a week long shoot on a farm in the north of South Africa, starting Sunday. It's a big honour, and I'm glad my work is being noticed beyond the borders of Souith Africa.

    It's a fun story about "Trading Places". A US journalist, Tom Dunkel from Baltimore comes to South Africa to stay on a farm owned by writer David Lambkin. David goes to stay in Tom's house in Baltimore.

    My job is to record Tom's experiences, from meeting local folk, to the farm, the animals, both domestic and wild, to the area in general. It will be a week of many images.

    Photographer Amy Toensing www.amytoensing.com in the US will be recording David's stay. I really admire Amy's work a lot, especially her images of the Jersey shore.

    Well, it's the D2x, D70 and D50 and a lot of preparation. I'm dead sure my Nikons won't let me down, I just hope to hell that my "creative eye" will be with me this week and that I'll "see" images that are befitting the work of the NGS.

    So, if you have any thoughts to spare, spare one for me this next week!


    Peter B
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  2. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    That's awesome. I'm sure you will pull it off and walk away with wonderful shots. Can't wait to see.
  3. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Congrats on the assignment, Peter! I'm sure you will do well and I look forward to seeing some of the shots.
  4. Thanks Don, Todd. There's a no publishing part of the contract until 90 days (i think) after print publishing by NGS, then copyright reverts to me again. So, it will be a while, I think! But I'll share the experiences for now on my return.
  5. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with this one! You will get a chance to show, not only your country, but your personal vision that we are all so fond of, to the world! I'm excited for you Peter!
  6. Congratulations on this assignment Peter. I am very excited for you. I hope you will share some of the experience with us here.
  7. Must be very exciting. They couldn't have chosen a better photographer.

    I recall that story on the New Jersey shore. I am from that part of the US, and spent a lot of time there as a teenager. Interesting to know more about the photographer.
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  8. jjdesanto1


    May 1, 2005
    Warwick, N.Y.
    John DeSanto
    Congrats, Peter

    Having seen your work, I know that the NGS folks won't be disappointed.

    Good luck and have fun!
  9. WOW Peter...
    That is quit a feather in your cap.
    Well done and I wish you good luck and have a little fun also.
  10. Sounds like fun! Best wishes and share the good stuff with us.
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  12. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Peter, your NGS assignment is well deserved and I look forward to seeing the end results (after the "no publish" clause expires). Congratulations!

    Don't let some gutless, anonymous moron ruin it for you. I would sincerely hope that NGS will treat that idiot's email with the contempt it deserves.

  13. Thanks Neil for your words. Much appreciated.
  14. Peter, that's simply fantastic! Just do what you always do, and everything else will fall in place. It's wonderful to see you get the recognition you deserve!

    Please share all you can after you return...

  15. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Congratulations, you deserve this exposure. Your work is superb.

    One note of advice..

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  16. Peter, I can only say congratz {and keep the envy to myself}...

    Since I had the opportunity to "escort" a TUI's photog back in the days of slide films, I have only one tip that I learned from the big guys.

    Be a tourist in your own country! Don't take anything for granted nor treat as a trivial.

    Enjoy and record the experience!
  17. Peter,

    congrats with this fantastic job !!
    regarding the creative eye, don't worry. Seeing your work i can assure you that that won't be any problem !!
  18. Panos, you are of course 110 percent correct. I once went through a really stale patch when I just couldn't "see" pictures in my home town. I had to work really hard at what you have said, and yes it really works! I set myself particular assignments and just kept at it until my eyes started seeing the familiar in a new way. For example "the street where I live" or something similar would require one to think with some new insight - (Hint to competition organisers!)

    To all who have posted here - thanks for your good wishes.
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  19. obelix


    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Oh, Many Many congratulations!

    I am so proud of your achievement :) . Please let us know when it gets published.

  20. Congrats Peter! I wish I was in your shoes right about now.
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