Any Artist's Dream - Being Published
I'm both excited and humbled to announce that Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine is featuring my work in their May, 2018 issue. It will hit newsstands in Texas on April 24th, to include Barnes and Nobles, HEB, Wal-Mart, and most airport newsstands in the state.
I was approached a few weeks ago by Earl Nottingham, the Chief Photographer for TP&W about doing a phone interview, which I did. He was interested primarily in my light paintings, what tools I used, what kinds of subjects I liked and how I selected them, and what camera settings I typically used. I understood this to be for Earl's regular column in the magazine, known as "Picture This." He requested a few images he had already seen on my Facebook page, and asked to see some more. I referred him to the Night Skies gallery on this site, where he picked a couple more. I shared them via Dropbox via his specs.
A short time later, TP&W's photo editor, Sonja Sommerfeld, contacted me and asked for higher resolution files of the photos Earl had requested, along with a couple other images they were interested in using for another purpose at a later date. I shared those files that same day and received a very nice email from Sonja, telling me she would give me a heads-up in advance of the issue being published and send me some copies.
Some time passed and I received a message from Earl, indicating that several of my images were being used in the next (May) issue. I shared this general information with my Facebook followers, after which I got an email from Sonja with the details. The long and short of it is, they're printing all six of the photos I sent, five with the article Earl wrote and one-full page image that will be their regular "Where In Texas?" feature near the back of the magazine. Needless to say, I'm just blown away by all this!
I want to thank Earl and Sonja for their kindness and professionalism. I thought Earl did a really nice job of sharing my approach to photography in general and light painting, in particular. Sonja has been very pleasant to work with, did a nice job of keeping me informed, and her photo layouts look very nice.
For all who follow my work, I would appreciate it if you would support Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine by picking up a copy of the May, 2018 issue. I would love to help recoup some of their investment in my photography by generating some support for their magazine! I am a subscriber, and if you enjoy wonderful articles and imagery about the outdoors in the great State of Texas, I encourage you to consider subscribing, as well! I've been invited to submit more photos in the future, so I'm hoping this won't be the last time I'll be asking!
I'm including a short snippet from Earl's article, with permission.