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#6806931 - 01/03/13 11:06 AM Picked up a new gig
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Across the street from where I live is the ball field for the George Washington University baseball team. I emailed one of the liaisons for GWU to see if I could take pictures for them in exchange for field access/media credentials. I got an email back today from the liaison saying that I'm confirmed! I'm so stoked!! I'm hoping that getting some NCAA sports in my portfolio will help me move up to the big leagues (MLB, NFL, etc). Now I have to work my angle to get Georgetown lacrosse; my neighbor is friends with the head coach, who also lives in my neighborhood. Sweet!
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#6808262 - 01/03/13 07:40 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: crimson773]
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taking pictures for them in exchange for credentials?

so where's the pay in this?

I don't want to sound harsh, but why the FUCK would anyone want to take pics in exchange for "credentials" is beyond my understanding.
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#6808278 - 01/03/13 07:47 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: Lafora]
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Pay is access. I did the same at the dirt track. Got some shots for my portfolio that I wouldn't have otherwise.

Maybe you wanted him to answer that though...


Edited by chef (01/03/13 07:47 PM)
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#6808301 - 01/03/13 08:00 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: chef]
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Exactly, pay is access for shots I wouldn't have had otherwise. According to the website they only give out access to people who work for a publication. I'm bartering my pics for access that I probably wouldn't otherwise get. I'm trying to get the experience and turn this into something. Besides, the ball field is literally across the street from my place, so it's not like it's out of the way or inconvenient. Hopefully I can make something out of this that I can send out and maybe get a paying, credentialed job with the Nationals or something. The Capitals hockey would be really cool too.

Edited by crimson773 (01/03/13 08:01 PM)

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#6808328 - 01/03/13 08:11 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: crimson773]
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Congrats
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#6808393 - 01/03/13 08:46 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: biggggrant]
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thanks
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#6808581 - 01/03/13 10:25 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: crimson773]
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As someone who's had experience with this type of stuff, I hate to break it to you; access isn't payment. Doesn't matter how you want to spin it.

If you want access that'll lead to something, shoot spec. Shooting purely for access isn't exactly the best practice (not financially; but photographically)

Have fun at the ball games.
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#6809591 - 01/04/13 11:19 AM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: Lafora]
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oh, I shall have fun. Not like I'm committed to shoot all of them anyway, I just want to shoot a few.
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#6809603 - 01/04/13 11:24 AM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: crimson773]
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I'm with Lafora on this one. Access is great, but the novelty runs out fast when you're not making any money.
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#6809684 - 01/04/13 11:44 AM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: eddie _82]
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meh, not everything is about making money
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#6809817 - 01/04/13 12:24 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: Lafora]
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 Originally Posted By: Lafora
As someone who's had experience with this type of stuff, I hate to break it to you; access isn't payment. Doesn't matter how you want to spin it.

If you want access that'll lead to something, shoot spec. Shooting purely for access isn't exactly the best practice (not financially; but photographically)

Have fun at the ball games.

How do you get hired for a fashion shoot if you have no fashion images in your portfolio? I wouldn't expect to shoot for access forever, but in the beginning you've got to have something that shows you can do what you're trying to get paid to do, no?
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#6814369 - 01/06/13 08:17 PM Re: Picked up a new gig [Re: chef]
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congrats bud.
you gotta start somewhere right? i see no wrong in that.
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