CALLING ALL TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHERS. I am the Public Relations Officer for the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) who support the operation of the heritage vessels paddle steamer Waverley, Kingswear Castle and the excursion ship Balmoral.
These three ships regularly ply our beautiful British coastline in the summer months. I am working on a project which needs your help, since I have been in the post I have seen some stunning photographs on my travels depicting our three ships at work in their natural environment and I am actively seeking talented individual photographers, amateur or professional, still or video, with a view to building a network of material and contacts for media exposure in print and online applications to promote our worthwhile cause.
Unfortunately, limited budgets restrict us entering full commercial practice for this material, however discussions for the exceptional can be considered at source but exposure of the work is the overall objective, with full artist copyright recognition for the owner.
I am seeking material that shows our ships as part of the overall scene. What do I mean by this? The ships against the coastline, the people on the ships, close up shots of the vessels, the ships playing their part in everyday life, the young showing their wonder at seeing a paddle steamer churning the sea to boiling foam! The picture must be modern and up-to-date material. If however you have excellent archive material which you feel might be of use please contact me. Also, we do have an archive site where we have an excellent heritage collection – www.paddlesteamers.org – why not give it a visit. If you feel you can help, then please contact me in the first instance with an idea of how you can assist.
Public Relations & Promotions Officer
Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS)
17 Stockfield Close, Hazlemere
High Wycombe, HP15 7LA
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