Tom Mackie Swap­ping in­dus­try for land­scapes

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“After get­ting a de­gree in com­mer­cial pho­tog­ra­phy, I worked in a photo lab, as­sisted com­mer­cial pho­tog­ra­phers and fi­nally worked as an in­dus­trial pho­tog­ra­pher for a mil­i­tary com­puter man­u­fac­turer in Los An­ge­les. The ex­pe­ri­ence as­sist­ing other pho­tog­ra­phers was in­valu­able; I learned about all the prac­ti­cal mat­ters they can’t teach in col­lege.

In terms of get­ting my big break, well, I’m still wait­ing for it! There is still more to ac­com­plish.

My in­tro­duc­tion to hav­ing my work pub­lished came from ap­proach­ing var­i­ous types of pub­lish­ers un­til a li­cens­ing agent con­tacted me to rep­re­sent my work. This gave my pho­tog­ra­phy a wider ex­po­sure to na­tional and in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies such as Nor­wich Union (Aviva), do­ing cor­po­rate cal­en­dars.”

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