November 16, 2005

Yes My photo will be Published

Quoted :

Circle of Photography™

Publication of your photograph

Dear Sylvester Arnab,

We have chosen to publish your photograph in the 2005 edition of Photography vibes. Your photograph was selected out of 8523 entries. Your work below was appreciated for the _assymetric composition and light mix used throughout: _

BEWARE!! THIS IS A SCAM!!!!!!!


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  1. Well done and nice photo!

    16 Nov 2005, 17:19

  2. Cheers :)

    16 Nov 2005, 17:37

  3. Shasha

    Its a scam. Mine said the same thing. Type in photography vibes in google and you will see that we are all winners.

    06 Dec 2005, 20:50

  4. True..ive checked and its annoying a good thing i was not stupid enough to buy the magazine …

    06 Dec 2005, 21:37

  5. Claire

    Just recieved the same email! Not subscribing , good to know I am not the only one , they are obviously still at it it's now 2006!

    25 Jan 2006, 12:00

  6. Paul

    Ha! I just got the same email too. I'm glad I looked it up in Google.
    What a scam!

    27 Jan 2006, 05:04

  7. andrew mccafferty

    i just got the same email for a picture of julian marley on stage son of the late bob marley ,

    27 Jan 2006, 07:25

  8. Andrew Campbell

    Well its 8th Feb 2006 and I just got this email…I was so proud until I saw this link…actually I'm still proud…I like the photo I sent! WHAT A SCAM!!!

    Dear Andrew Campbell,

    We have chosen to publish your photograph in the 2006 edition of Photography vibes. Your photograph was selected out of 8523 entries. Your work below was appreciated for the assymetric composition and light mix used throughout:

    08 Feb 2006, 23:21

  9. Ralf

    same here on 9th Feb 2006

    We have chosen to publish your photograph in the 2006 edition of Photography vibes. Your photograph was selected out of 8523 entries. Your work below was appreciated for the assymetric composition and light mix used throughout:......

    …..As a contest finalist and for a limited time, enjoy the manuscript for only $59 (regular price is $69). This offer expires on Feb-23–2006 (or until stocks expire) and the next contest will only be in April 2006.

    Norton got it

    [Norton AntiSpam] Ralf We will publish you in the upcoming photography manuscript, congratulations

    09 Feb 2006, 10:40

  10. yeah its good that we all found out before we paid them any monies!!!!

    09 Feb 2006, 14:41

  11. leslie A Jones

    Nice photo! I was also scammed. wish I would have see this before. I just got my copy of photogarphy vibes and my photo is not in it like promised when my wife ordered it.

    03 Mar 2006, 15:45

  12. Matthew Tones

    Is this for real a scam? I ordered $650 wirth of journals for family and the damn plaque that was their supposedly award. Is there a class action that could be servered on them? What has everyone else done to recover their loses?

    02 Apr 2006, 05:47

  13. Matthew Tones

    please contact me directly and we will work towards closing this scam down

    matthewtones@yahoo.co.nz

    02 Apr 2006, 05:48

  14. louise

    i also recieved the email. i sent a photo of my son in and was so happy when i thought that i was in the final because i thought that i would have a perfect photo of my son in a published piece of work. before i commited myself to buying the book i checked in google and found this site i am so gald that i checked first. thank you so much for creating this forum you have just saved me so much money. its a shame that there are people like this who get peoples hopes up and then shatter them completely. sorry guys im just like you

    18 Apr 2006, 21:42

  15. Matthew Tones

    I actually paid for my journals using Pay Pal and have since file a claim with them and have recieved a complete refund on all money that was given for the purchase of the journals. I did not at any stage recieve their journal. If you have parted with money via paypal simple lodge your complaint & seek an immediate refund.

    16 Apr 2007, 06:30

  16. answer

    got same email and it is 2007

    07 May 2007, 04:28

  17. Ray Barton

    Ditto to all the above, however, I did not check and got bitten. I paid for the book (yet to arrive.. if ever) and the plaque (which did arrive amazingly). The plaque is signed as well. Calvin Broadus, Director & Christopher Wallace, Coordinator. When I first submitted the photograph it was to something called Photo Laureates (http://www.photolaureates.org) which is still up and running. I do not know how to go about getting the scam closed but hope this helps.

    15 May 2007, 03:04

  18. camster

    I got my plaque in the mail two weeks ago. It did feel a little off when they asked for money. I’m advising my husband not to send any more checks.

    Hope this helps and that something can be done. Can anyone recommend “real” photo competitions online? I’m sure you’re all talented photographers, and we deserve encouragement, especially if we’re just starting out :(

    23 May 2007, 14:30

  19. virginia

    my niece just told me about photo laurettes, saying that she submitted a photo last week at the deadline for the book submissions (or something) and that she found out today that she is having two different photos publishes in two different books. i’m so concerned, even though i just found out like an hour ago, i asked her if this was genuine and she said “of course!” but i’m really concerned now. i hope she doesnt do anything stupid!!!

    i’m also worried about photo laurettes having her home address. could something bad happen because of this???

    28 May 2007, 05:43

  20. I don’t know much about it but most forums say that it is an “established” scam :)
    http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=28325

    28 May 2007, 17:43

  21. Astrid

    I just received a book “Photography vibes” with no letter or note.
    I have had various email-discussions with photolaureates who would not refund my money
    WHO is suing them? I would like to join you!
    I WANT TO TAKE BACK WHAT IS MINE!!
    MY PHOTOGRAPHY IS PRECIOUS TO ME AND I PUT A LOT OF EFFORT IN IT
    they are so disrespectful to real artists

    please email me and we can join together to get back to them!

    Astrid
    PS
    My photo is NOT even IN the book

    17 Aug 2007, 20:50

  22. Munes

    Good thing I came here. I just had the same e-mail today stating that I am a finalist for $6500 prize. And boy, was I excited? I am thankful that I did not pay anything for this scam. What a shame. That website should be closed!

    28 Aug 2007, 12:54

  23. UnwashedHair

    Well at least I wasnt stupid enough to give them any money. They sent me an email with a way to pay them by paypal for the journal but there were so many tell tale signs it was a scam. I’m glad I didnt fall for it.

    20 Sep 2007, 10:50

  24. stupid***

    ya i got the same email i was so excited i emailed all my friends already, but then i wanted to find out what the name of the book was so i looked photography vibes up and found this forum im so embaressed to tell my friends that i was tricked, so glad i wasnt going to buy the book anyway.

    29 Sep 2007, 03:09

  25. DJ

    I was excited when picture.com told me I was going to be published. I was dumb enough to get the book and saw my picture. But I agree with other posters and sites, if someone thinks your photo is great, THEY PAY YOU! I am going to National Geographic for their photo contest. Glad I ran into these threads.

    16 Oct 2007, 12:03

  26. brivics

    I actually paid money to Photolaureates. This is definitely a scam. For the information of other scamees this is what I did about it. After several attempts to contact them and receiving automated replies, I threatened to report them to the Fair Trading Authority in my country (Australia) and guess what….........the money was credited to my bank account within days. I may just have been lucky but it pays to try.

    20 Nov 2007, 09:49

  27. audrey

    I know if you take pictures in state parks in the USA then they all have a photo contest of their own.

    21 Nov 2007, 19:27


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