So, here's the deal. I have a "non-exclusive" deal with my local track to have access for all events in order to both sell for my profit and provide pictures for the tracks promotion. We went with a "non-exclusive" deal because this is only the track's second season in operation and we know that several of the organizers have photogs that they work with and didn't want to make waves. Well, at an event this past weekend I ran into the issue of a photographer that has an "exclusive" deal with the organizer and that no one else is allowed access to the track. He said that even though I have a deal with the track to have access, his "exclusivity" with the organizer trumps my deal with the track owners.
I don't want to really step on toes, but if the track has it's own photographer, can an organizer really prevent them access to the track? And if so, does that mean that I should push for exclusivity and mess with all the other photographers (not really what I want)? Or are there other options?