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Getting an assignment letter?

 
snokid
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Dec 15, 2015 20:51 |  #1

I have been shooting this event I want to cover again this year, but the place that has gotten me credentials has cut that department (they will take my photo's though)

I have tried industry magazine's and either I don't get a reply or I get they are already going to have their photog's there.

It's not the quality of my work, I have a strong portfolio in this area of interest.

The event media relations department is close to me, I have visited the office, they seem nice and want to help. But they are telling me I need a letter of assignment from a media outlet.

I can remember in years past reading people's passes and seeing "joe blow photography"

So what I'm wondering other than buying the girl at the office flowers(i'm not against that if it get me in)

Can I write my own letter of assignment?

Any other ideas?

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Bob


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JacobPhoto
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Dec 16, 2015 14:40 |  #2

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=567353

In general, a letter of assignment helps to show the value you are bringing to the event. Media passes are provided in exchange for valid media coverage that is valued at a rate equal to or higher than the price of admission. In general, it's bad form to write a 'letter of assignment' to yourself to show you will cover the event, but if you can show value to the event in the letter, then I guess it could work.


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Dec 21, 2015 20:30 |  #3

snokid wrote in post #17820501 (external link)
I have been shooting this event I want to cover again this year, but the place that has gotten me credentials has cut that department (they will take my photo's though)

Is there seriously no one there who can sign a letter? They don't even need to write it, you just send them a copy and they sign it.


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