Hello Monday, oh wait I forgot to publish this yesterday… after a fairly awesome weekend weather wise, this is not how I want to face my Monday. So let’s chat Tear Sheets. A Tear Sheet is a press clipping of your work, it can be your client in the news, an event you produced, or for me a photo I placed or was picked up by the media. It is important you keep these tear sheets for your own records, cause it’s kinda exciting to get press, and it’s good when you’re going after your next job to show your client what you can do for them, and for me in the beginning it was good when I was credentialing myself to get into events. It usually takes a few Tear Sheets before you would be considered legit to get access to events.
This is one of my favorite photos and moments in my career, but I really goofed with this photo, I never submitted it to my wireservice, I was caught up in the excitement of everything. A similar photo ran in People Mag, but it was bought from the Phila Inquirer photographer, something that is nearly never done. it was taken from Sky Philadelphia.
This was significant as it was the first time I placed Marilyn Russell in the newspaper. It was the beginning of our close friendship as well. This was a Kory Aversa event, and he asked me to invite a few people to an event at his client Penny Ordway’s spa Eviama, and I invited Marilyn. It was also her bday and he got a cake and it became picture perfect for the Daily News.
I Instagramed a shot of the sledders the year before and Cecily Tynan picked it up. It was shared thousands of times, and liked by more than 6ks people. (It was also picked up by national news as well) Every year I send her a shot like this, if it snows more than 8 inches as that’s what you need to sled on the steps.
My first Metro Cover Story Photo. I’ve had two, then last week I was on the cover. Very exciting.
We are still waiting for the hotel at Broad and Spruce to be built.
I love this shot. I’m so lucky I got it as I was at the top of the steps at Penn’s Landing. I never credential myself at the Gay Pride Parade because I’m with Mike and
I don’t like leaving him behind during this special day. (Philly Gossip)
Nicki Minaj giving me juicy love at the Ritz Carlong. This shot still sells today as she was make up free.
Oh how I loved when my photos found a home at Philly Daily News Gossip Column
Tear sheets also include your postings, whether it’s a blog or Social Media posting, being picked up by the press.
Always excited to be quoted in the press
It takes years photographing celebrities, and making the right connections to anticipate where a celebrity is going to exit their hotel. This was the back of Hotel Monaco.
I miss my Philly.com column. It was exciting when they offered it to me, but like most things in it went away with the changing of
the economy and downsizing of the media.
7/31/17 will be my 6th year anniversary at Fox 29 as a contributor. I used to appear on the show weekly, but then my business got in the way. If you watch the show today
you’ll see photos of an event I photographed Monday night with Alex Holley and Jenn Frederick modeling Venus Williams tennis clothing.
I am still a contributor, as well as someone who gives them story ideas.
It bums me out when a photo I took at a Philly event makes it in the press, but doesn’t mention the event.
Funny when the national press writes about me
There’s a million favorite tear sheets I adore, but I just wanted to show a few of them today. So bloggers if you’re blog is picked up by another blog, or the press
remember to save those tear sheets.