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Barbara J. Eads
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2004

Hi, Has anybody heard of I entered a photo with them and they e-mailed me back telling me that my picture had been selected to get published in their 2005 manuscript. The thing is , they are asking me to buy their book for $59 in order to qualify for the $5,000 grand prize. sounds like a scam to me. anyone who knows about this site let me know.
Barb Eads.

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2/2/2005 8:40:09 PM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  Look at the question and answer about society of photo guys. What ever the title, it's got about 280 responses in it.

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2/2/2005 10:42:31 PM

Michael H. Cothran   Run, don't walk, away from this.
Often, I've had companies (legitimate ones even) that want to use an image in a calendar or as a greeting card, etc., but want me to pay for the process and first edition run. This is not the way you want to do business. My advice -Avoid these.
Michael H. Cothran

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2/3/2005 10:57:43 AM

Kimberly J. Whipps
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/10/2005
  When my photo "won" and was selected to be published, I felt a bit wary as well, so I did a search on the internet and what do you know? There was a multitude of ohter photographers who had also "won" and here's the wierd part...the critique of my photo was the same critique of theirs...word for word. I would definately follow the advise above...RUN - Don't walk away from this.

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2/5/2005 1:27:29 PM

Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  I can offer these words of advice to all who will listen:

When someone offers to PAY YOU for publishing your work, then you will know that your photos are worthy of professional praise.
Until that happens,..steer clear of these organizations which require payment of any kind.
They only want your money,...not your talent.

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2/5/2005 1:53:20 PM

Barbara J. Eads
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2004
  Thank you everyone, I thought this sounded like a scam. You just confirmed it.

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2/5/2005 6:38:51 PM

Robert F. Walker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/24/2004
  Well, I am one who submitted a photograph to a photo contest. I recieved a response that my image had been chosen for publication, Wow, I said. Yes I was published in their coffee table book along with hundreds of other images. I paid them $$ for my own copy of the book so I could show my friends & family that one of my images was published in a book. Call it pride or ego, but I did pay to see my image in their book. Would I do it again...NO.

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2/6/2005 2:14:35 AM

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