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 Post subject: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:45 am 
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My photo got picked to be used as part of an article on Army.mil http://www.army.mil/article/104564/Chaplains_qualified_to_provide_more_than_spiritual_guidance/

I also got to take pictures of Coach Lou Holtz, Steve Kaplan, and Chefs Charles Carroll and Robert Irvine on a visit here to Afghanistan. Of course I couldn't break into my friends to get my own picture taken with anyone :(

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Congratulations Mike. It's a good pic.


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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:41 pm 
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Congratulations Mike! I have seen quite a couple of your images from Afghanistan and I wonder: do you intend to do some documentary-style work besides the portraits you take? It'd be really interesting to see images with that insider's perspective.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:38 am 
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Congratulations Mike, I think it's one of your best.


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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:07 am 
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Thanks everyone. Bjorn, everything I take goes on the Unit's Facebook page. I have to be careful, I could get carried away posting all my pics here as well :lol: I try to get Soldiers doing their job when I can but I really focus on trying to capture the Soldier for their families back home. This is the main photo album where everything goes:
https://www.facebook.com/501stBrigadeSupportBattalion#!/media/set/?set=a.10151604440018047.618351.200672748046&type=3

This is the album that I just took yestarday with the visitors we had:
https://www.facebook.com/501stBrigadeSupportBattalion#!/media/set/?set=a.10151964478878047.1073741841.200672748046&type=3

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:32 am 
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Thanks for sharing those links Mike! Just liked the page so I get to see all of the action.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:02 am 
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Well, I'm good everyone, I can retire from photography, I'm done. I just got the best complement I could ever want. Our Brigade Commander, a Colonel in charge of 10-K Soldiers and civilians, and his own Public Affairs staff with 2 Journalists/Photographers says I am the best photographer in the unit. He even tried to have me moved to his Public Affairs staff as lead photographer but can't because I am the only Soldier in the unit that does my real job. Honestly when I took this it was just a quick snapshot and he loved it, made it his cover photo on Facebook.

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130606-A-RB400-50 by mcarriganphotos, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:36 pm 
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It's compliments like that that should make you want to keep going Mike!
Whenever someone tells me my work reminds them of the photography of Cartier-Bresson or Elliott Erwitt (two main sources of inspiration) I get that little boost to go out and shoot more pictures. Hope you do the same!

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Yes, it's a big boost to the ego so now I want to keep at it even more. My goal is to get at least one picture of all of my Soldiers. It's hard since a lot of them are on the road or work in closed off areas.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:31 pm 
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This pic has become very popular. Not a major publication, a city paper, Brookhaven MS, but front page, top fold :D
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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Well done Mike.

You've taken some good pictures and it's good when you get such positive feedback ( especially from someone who could affect your career).

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 Post subject: Re: Photo got picked up
PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Good stuff Mike & congratulations.

With a bit of luck you'll soon get where ya want to be. 8)

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