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Old Mar 15, 2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Here is a link to a GREAT thread on the subject. Definitely worth a read for those of you who dream of doing it for a living or just dream of photographing major sporting events:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/876022/0
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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Cool link! A lot of it should be common sense, but most will not think that deep. I see some of your feelings in the writeup as well.
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Old Mar 27, 2010, 8:04 PM   #3
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Wow, my eyes hurt after reading all of that, but well worth it, thanks!


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There is some good advice in the article, but it's obvious the writer is burned out on his profession and should think about doing something else. That is an angry man.
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There is some good advice in the article, but it's obvious the writer is burned out on his profession and should think about doing something else. That is an angry man.
I disagree. He's a somewhat frustrated man. Lots of pros frustrated by hobbyists willing to give away photos for access or give them away to other parents to stroke their own ego which hurts the ability of professionals to make money. People that shoot NFL or NCAA div 1 games are frustrated by all the people on the sidelines who aren't working (i.e. just have a pass and get in the way of people who are there doing a job). There are also the other end of the spectrum - the pros that have nothing but disdain for anyone who is not also another professional media photographer (i.e. media snobs - if you're not shooting for the AP or major daily then you're a lower class individual and should not be allowed anywhere near a sports field). But I don't see the author fitting into this category.
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He is in the middle, he wants to help, but he wants other people to help too.

If that makes any sense?

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