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Old May 9, 2007, 6:59 PM   #1
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Big meet yesterday--Locomotive Relays. Both our boys and girls teams won. K100D with DA 50-200mm
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Nice action series, shows the girls really putting in the effort.

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Love the shot of the hurdles--you should submit it to the local newspaper for publication! Jay
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Actually, I am the photographer for the paper (for the track season, anyway). I've been doing it for three years now--no pay, but I get my paper for free and photo credits.
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Great shots, and better light than inside the gym.

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Actually, I am the photographer for the paper (for the track season, anyway). I've been doing it for three years now--no pay, but I get my paper for free and photo credits.
You know, I would be happy with that too. I have permission from a local biological research facility to do photography there. I gave their director some pictures and he asked to use them in some pamphlets they were preparing and I told him I would be very happy with just a photo credit.

Your track shots are really good, that hurdle shot is just plain excellent. I really likethe way your track shots capture the expressions on the competitors faces.It really makes these shots zing.

Ifsomeone wanted to make money shooting sports photography, they should forget the newspaper. The parents of the kids competing will pay big money for shots of this quailty.

My boss at work has a child in little league. Apparently at the larger tournaments there is a photography company that comes in and photographs the games, prints 4x6 shots of the kids in action, assembles books from each game for the parents to view, and then sells posters that are printed with (depending on the poster) four to six shots of your kid. The posters start at $100 and go up from there. According to my boss, the line for those posters was longer than the concession stand. Apparently the company can gross $40-$50k in a single weekend with four photographers working the games and a couple of people working their stand.

Oh, and my boss did bring home a poster. None of the shots on his were all that remarkable, especially compared to one like your hurdle shot.

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I've heard about the companies that do what you have described. I did give some thought to setting up a Smugmug account that would allow me to "sell" prints (the parents could visit and buy prints of what ever shots they want). But, athletics have given so much to my kids--scholarships, learning to work with others in a team environment, time management skills and, for two of them, careers--that I just do it because the kids love seeing their pictures in the paper and getting more coverage than the "big" sports in spring (girl's softball and boy's baseball). Five of my six kids have paticipated in track, and I guess me and my family have become somewhat of an institution locally. So, I just do it because I love the sport and that the kids appreciate it so much.

The things I have sold are mainly outdoor shots and this is what I really like to take pictures of from a photographer's point of view.
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