Saturday, February 07, 2009

I'm a Published Photographer

In Aug '08, I posted about a Reno trip that was saved by a $2026.25 jackpot. (For my fellow Video Poker travellers... it was quad deuces on a quarter Deuces Wild 5-play Multi-Strike machine, on the top row, where payouts are x8.)

There's a photo in that blog, taken of the winning hand with my BlackBerry. It now appears in the newly-released sixth edition of the online Schmap Reno Guide. Go to

and click on Atlantis Casino at top of center col. The top of the right col cycles through some photos of Atlantis, one of which is my jackpot. (You may need to keep your cursor hovering over the Atlantis box in the center col.)

Yes, I know this is silly. But as the world spirals towards chaos, it's nice to remember that moment of glory.


Doug said...

Nifty :) Did they pay you anything for it? Cause that'd be pretty sweet to get paid for taking a picture of yourself winning money. XD

Stuart said...

Doug said...
Did they pay you anything for it?

Schmap had seen the photo on Flickr, and emailed me, "While we offer no payment for publication, many photographers are pleased to submit their photos, as Schmap
Guides give their work recognition and wide exposure..."

So no, I'm not technically a professional photographer. I'll have to be satisfied with the international fame that the Schmap Guide gives me, in lieu of cash. Uh, actually, though that email had promised that the photo would be "clearly attributed," they use my first name only.

Stephen C. Rose said...

Absolutely. Congrats. Cheers, S