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Good News! (Its kinda about the bike)(15 posts)

Good News! (Its kinda about the bike)Kristin
Sep 21, 2001 11:54 AM
I have 3 buy and 2 barter requests on the table for the scary waterfall picture. I'm amazed! Looks like I'm gonna turn a profit and get my name out there at the same time. Perhaps I can get rollers & an HRM after all.

Now I just have to figure out how to be a professional photographer. (Not that that's what I am--but I'm gonna make pretend for a while.) What to charge? Should I sign 10 page contracts? Exclusivity? Taxes? Can I ammend those old 1040's to deduct camera equipment? How to prove my slide is an untouched original? ...and I must learn all this in 4 weeks. ARRRRRRRRRGGGGHHH!!! I wish I could go for a ride tonight.
Congrats and Good Luck! (Ride anyway) nmBrooks
Sep 21, 2001 11:57 AM
Thanks! Should I ride despite my ITBS??Kristin
Sep 21, 2001 12:01 PM
Just kidding! I know the answer to that. No riding for me for 2 weeks. And I'm gonna see my Dr.--an attending physician (sports doc) and racer. The Hilly Hundred is on 10/19. I'm worried that I may have to walk up hills and coast down. Could be a long day.
Oops. I forgot about the ITBS...Brooks
Sep 21, 2001 12:57 PM
although I've never had the problem, I've tried out the various stretches that have been posted. I did enjoy the few photos you posted. I've been fortunate to study photography with a renowned photographer and by the end of the year I had one photo that "shows promise". I worked my butt off in that class and took the comment as high praise. It is just a hobby for me but I get a lot of enjoyment from it. I think it is close to the same reason I enjoy cycling solo (although I like group rides and racing for other reasons): getting out into nature, looking at things from another perspective, time to think without too much distraction. Do what you love, love what you do. And watch TdF tapes or the Vuelta and visualize riding. ;-)

Very good news. Now make like a guy, since you can't ride yourMB1
Sep 21, 2001 12:00 PM
bike-clean it. Polish and shine that baby all up. It is amazing how much better you will feel.

And if you really want to make like a guy, use your best towels to clean and shine the bike.
Sep 21, 2001 12:38 PM
Get Doug Sloan to refer you to an area Clarence Darrow, pro bono. Failing that contact Harlett. She
has a brilliant legal mind. I've already solicited her to be Gave her my X and
everything is on the internet, nowDog
Sep 21, 2001 12:58 PM
I'm sure you can find all the info you need on the internet. Google works wonders.

As for the tax deductions, I'd befriend an accountant and get some free advice. But, as my tax professor in law school said, "If in doubt, deduct." (that's all I remembered)

Cycling and snappingBrian C.
Sep 21, 2001 1:08 PM
Lowepro makes a pretty good bag that you can use for hauling your camera while out on your bike. I've done it many tmes, incuding the road bike, although posture-wise, it's more comfortable on the hybrid. You wear the bag like a papoose around your chest. While you won't be breaking any speed records on your bike, at least your camea will be protected from the shakes.
Try the topload/zoom bags.
Just a suggestion.

That waterfall shot was a great one.
Good luck.
Ever shoot black and white?
Are you working for MrCelloBoy?Kristin
Sep 21, 2001 1:41 PM
Actually that bag is priced nicely. I may have to check it out. The backpack gets rather heavy. I'm a typical girl. I load everything, including the kitchen sink. Its probably not a good idea to have all my eggs in one backpack if I crash, eh?

Got a sweet deal on the this pack last year. I love it.
Oh, does he sell those bags? Maybe he can swing us a deal!Brian C.
Sep 21, 2001 1:47 PM
You can't beat a Lowepro.
While on the bike, I go light on the camera equipment. The poor bike is already straining under tremendous weight. :-)
The zoom bag has enough room for a wide angle and a normal lens (or one telephoto or zoom lens), a couple of filters and a couple of rolls of film.
The low tech wayBrooks
Sep 21, 2001 2:04 PM
Although extra lenses, filters, film etc have to go somewhere else, I rigged up a very cheap chest harness that clips into the strap connectors of my camera. The harness and the camera case (hard case)have Velcro strips to hold the camera against my chest and still allows me to quickly swing it up to my eye for those times when "I wish I had a camera, now!" If you crash, you generally don't land on your chest. If I can figure out how to post a picture, I will do so if desired. Anyone want a look?
Post a pic of your harness or your art?Brian C.
Sep 21, 2001 2:08 PM
Whatever, post away.
I wish I could - have many fine shots taken while cycling. You see things differently than when you're flying by in a car.
But I'd have to get them scanned in somewhere and then figure out how to post them. Ha! What a technopeasant.
Technopeasants both. I'll give it a try. (nm)Brooks
Sep 21, 2001 2:25 PM
Post a pic of your harness or your art?Lone Gunman
Sep 21, 2001 4:23 PM
No tecno marvel here, but if you get them developed to disk, you can save as file and send or post that way. Need a disk drive on computer.
Congrats & enjoy........Len J
Sep 22, 2001 4:28 PM
life may be leading you where you need to go.

Enjoy the ride....(oh yeah & the one on the bike).