I'm not just going to sell out, and why do I do this anyway.

August 24, 2013  •  1 Comment

Full Moon Pull

So- get this: this is hilarious! Been meaning to get this out there and I just remembered it from something else, anyways- about a month ago I received an email from a British advertising firm that wants to advertise on my blog. So I say- well, whattaya got? Because I'm all about capitalizing on my photography when I can painlessly. The reply has an example of the agreement and a bunch of copy that they want me to post as if it were my own words- of all things- a review of a car that is, as far as I can tell, sold only in Europe- that which I've never even heard of? Didn't take me long to sum up a reply something to the effect of "this is not entirely appropriate for my viewership= I don't think this is going to work". See- I'd be wicked psyched to have a flashing B+H Photo banner on my blog that I would probably click more than anyone else- but this, uh- no.

Full Moon Pull 2

So they reply to me again- like, I thought I put them off already. Now they have this whole copy regarding how wonderful it is to combine photography and travel and gambling-, and gambling? Really? Seriously. They wanted to pay me 200 dollars, I don't know if that was before or after British Pounds conversion, to post that entire copy as if it were my own once. And who knows- maybe I could have tacked on a few tags that spelled out my being bound beyond my strength by the vice of money so that you all knew what was actually going on. And that much I told them- that there is no possible way that people are going to believe that I in my rational state of mind chose to, without duress, post these words as my own sentiments! They'd see through that like a .90 aperture 50. So in the end I lied and said that my brother is suffering from gambling dependency and that's why I couldn't do business with them. Maybe when the winter comes back strong and I get low on PBR's I'll preface the post and clue you all in what's about to happen and I'll suddenly do a review on Arby's or whatever- and then we can all have the last laugh together- eh?! Or no?

Full Moon Pull 3

These are some dawn full-moon-setting images from the other morning that I'm still working on. Why I do I do this here on the blog is because I sell my prints and I want people to have an understanding of who took the picture, get to know me, and I like the soap box too, and I love photoblogs. But I would rather shoot for myself than sell out to the gambling minicar bunch anyway anyday. At least for now. Wish me luck, eh? 

And have a good one-

-Nate!


Comments

1.Jim Denham(non-registered)
Good form Nate. These trolls are looking for any way they can to put their stuff all over someone's website that might attract one or two folks to them - I don't get it - but glad you declined and stayed true to you! Love the blue tones bud - I'm a sucker for them! Especially the last image where the foreground transitions into the water. Beauty! Keep up the great work mate!
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