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Old Jul 27, 2004, 3:05 AM   #21
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Andy, that one you stacked is really impressive. That's not a small amount of stacking! It was so impressive that I decided to see how much it would sharpen without losing edge. I've reduced it in size because I'm on a slow connection and hope you don't mind me again toying with your creative work. Super panning, and that 120-300 really seems to be doing a great job for you. I brought some of the whites down just a touch as well.


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Old Jul 27, 2004, 7:00 AM   #22
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Norm,

You know you can edit any time you wish. The panning was done with the Canon 300 L f/4. What I did was prefocus on the grass at the right of the picture when I stacked. I should have gone a little farther out. I had some ones that were pretty sharp considering the stack. Panning with the 120-300 and 2x doesn't work. The AF can keep up. That being said, the Canon is perfect for panning w/ no TC attached. It's lightweight and easyto handle. I'm going to try to find some work at Mid-Ohio. They have 6 events from mid-June to early October.

I have no idea how to go about doing that though. My initial thought was to shoot for free for somebody in exchange for credentials. That would allow me to shoot from premium spots and develop some contacts. That's pretty much out of the question now. Basedon the feedback I received on another forum. They're pros and pretty much despise what I was considering... some local shooting etc.

There's a car race August 6-8 that I'd like to shoot there. How do I get started?What kind ofa financial arrangement should I be looking atifsomeone does express interest? I just need a starting point. Help!!
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Old Jul 28, 2004, 2:58 AM   #23
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If you can handle the potential negative remarks I'd say your idea for getting "credentials" and exposure would be a good start. Perhaps you might consider first putting together a little portfolio of 10 or 15 of your best photographs to date, find an excellent printer or send them to a professional printshop, and carry the portfolio around with you, going door to door to some of the people involved with the bike races.

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My initial thought was to shoot for free for somebody in exchange for credentials. That would allow me to shoot from premium spots and develop some contacts. That's pretty much out of the question now. Based on the feedback I received on another forum. They're pros and pretty much despise what I was considering...
I'm not quite sure why the above is "out of the question" now. It sounds like a decent direction to take. Why would you say that this is out of the question? Because the pros don't like you messing around in their area? I wonder how many areas they messed around in before they themselves became pros. I think it would be a great way to break the ice, and that's inevitably what you're going to need to do.

I think a carry-around portfolio would be advantageous.

You might consider getting some email addresses and sending out some invitations to a few break-the-ice free photo sessions, even in practice and shooting thebikes sitting still and being worked on, things they could use for promo.

I'd say mess around in as many places as possible and put on a tough outer layer in case a few begin to toss verbal stones at you. Persist and make your work known in any and every way possible, even as you are doing here.
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Norm,

The negativity was exactly the reason I was thinking of dropping the idea, but it has resurfaced. I look at this as an internship of sorts. What's the difference? I sure as heck can't quit my job to do that. I just think there's a lot of harshness toward the people who don't make "a living" professionally doing this. I may of hooked up with a driver for that weekend. I'll keep you posted. Carrying around a stack of 10 picks is a good idea. Thanks.

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Old Jul 30, 2004, 4:35 PM   #25
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I love the action in those shots.
You can almost sense the speed, very nice.
On some shots it's a bit of a shame you cut some parts off.

Greetings,
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