I wasn't going to read all the comments but I'm sure someone else has said this...I love photos like this. Ones that go against a lot of rules of photography, like rule of thirds and simplicity...and still create wonderful images. I like the colour changes to. The blue makes it. Nicely done.
DD's have a small dependency on content and quality, and are largely the result of the right person seeing something they like. Instead of being upset that another peacock photo got a DD (and there are MANY who deserve one), you should be happy that a simple photo of an animal has attracted the attention of the devart community. Raise your pleading hands elsewhere. I'm here to show beauty, not win useless fame.
How exactly do you go about doing photography for them? I spend 50% of my life there.. If you look through my gallery, you'll probably recognize alot of the animals. lol. In fact, I have almost this exact same photo.. lol
Well its not so much doing photography for them, so much as I provide some of my photos, and they're welcome to use them.
When I was in school, I created an assignment that had me in direct communication with the WPZ media specialist. Based on his criteria, myself and a team created a three minute promotional video piece for the website (rainy day - indoor adventure). I think its still on there somewhere?
Anyway, after I bought a membership, and after I graduated, I kept in contact with him. A lot of my friends were telling me they liked the zoo photos, so I volunteered them to the zoo.
That's pretty cool. One of the benefits of going to school I s'pose. Thats one thing the dean at the Seattle Art Institute mentioned when I had my interview. That although I may be advanced in photography, going to school and graduating is as much about the hook ups and jobs you accumulate along the way, as it is about learning.
Although I don't like to agree with the administration of AiS, that is very true. Afterall, its a bit of a misnomer. ART has very little to do with the school, insomuch as they teach you how to make a profession out of your passions/talents.