Last week, I shot a nationally publicized event at a major New England entertainment venue (and I do mean major). The next day, I was browsing their web site out of idle curiosity when I realized that, of the dozens of concert, sports and other event photos that were taken within their establishment, maybe three were actually decent shots.
On a whim, I decided to get in touch with the Director of Marketing for the venue - an incredibly nice guy who I knew from reputation alone. I showed him my shots from their recently hosted event and he was very impressed. When I inquired as to the potential to provide our services to better document such events and give them a sharper-looking marketing package, he immediately declined. Here's why:
photographer to use the images for his portfolio only as they cannot
sell or distribute the image to anyone as we are said owner of the
Again, major venue that carries the name of one of the largest corporations in the country and they are willing to accept crappy photography for their marketing material because it's free.