Originally Posted by csxcnj
NB23, you're a fantastic photographer, always enjoyed looking at your work....after this post though...not as much, not that you'll care a whit.
Anyhow, if throwing a left handed insult floats your boat...cool for you!
Not sure of NB23's motivation with his "left handed insult" but it seems he is not well informed.
It is true that submissions published in Focus
amount to paid advertising. Still Focus
is a high-quality publication and they are not going to publish crap regardless of how much someone pays. Yes, I paid to have that spread to promote myself -- but I believe I was invited to do so based on the quality of the submission of ~30 prints I sent in.
This has absolutely nothing to do with my (or anyone else's) work being published in B&W
which by no means is paid advertising. These are completely distinct publications.
Yes, there is a submission fee to be considered for publication in B&W
but there are almost ALWAYS submission fees when submitting to a magazine or competition.
I am honored to have been selected in the B&W
annual single image contest. And regardless of the (completely unrelated) circumstances I am proud to have had my spread in Focus