So, last year when I volunteered to photograph at the Stuart Horse Trials, I was told by the first person I spoke to (who had never heard of me, nor viewed a single one of my photographs) that I could volunteer, but that I "Shouldn't expect to have one of my photos chosen to be on the website banner or on the program, those photographs are done by the professionals."
So... I brush it off and decide to "only" be a "web photographer" for the event. Had a fantastic time, watched some amazing horses and riders, and had an overall really fun (blazingly hot) four days.
Well, though there were a handful of "professionals" there, one of my photos WAS selected to be on the web banner for the entire year and I just found out that one, possibly two, of my photos are going to be on the poster and program for 2011.
Sadly, the trials are the weekend before the wedding, so I won't be able to shoot the full event this year, but I'm hoping to be there one day at least.
Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.