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Jan 04, 2012 04:49 |  #16

In the UK you cannot buy a photography pass. Accreditation in the UK normally needs a letter from an editor of a suitable media outlet, evidence of £5m PLI and examples of relevant, credited published work from within the past 12 months. Then its up to the media department concerned to decide if you are worthy or not.


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Jan 04, 2012 05:11 |  #17

Mike Hoyer wrote in post #13637917 (external link)
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Yeah - sorry about that Mike.
I get kind of sick of posting it. Probably a bit like SkipD and his crop factor epic.
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Jan 04, 2012 08:39 |  #18
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I have a buddy who's a flagman for the F2000 Series. When I can attend one of their races (looks like Lime Rock and Watkins Glen this year) he gets me trackside access. Aside from that, though, I'm on my own.

I shot the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach last year, and purchased a "photo ticket". I'm not sure if I would do it again, but I did manage to get some decent shots:

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I'm heading to Daytona at the end of January for the Rolex 24. I shot it last year, so I know what I'm in for, but I still managed to get decent shots from beyond the fence:

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If Daytona sold a "photo ticket", I'd probably buy it. As it is, though, a small footstool can get your point of view above the fence...

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Jan 05, 2012 21:37 |  #19

andrewc wrote in post #13643927 (external link)
In the UK you cannot buy a photography pass. Accreditation in the UK normally needs a letter from an editor of a suitable media outlet, evidence of £5m PLI and examples of relevant, credited published work from within the past 12 months. Then its up to the media department concerned to decide if you are worthy or not.


The tracks in the US that I was referring to earlier that sell a pit pass are small local weekly tracks; they have no media department. The decision to provide free media admission is decided solely by the track owner.




  
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Jan 18, 2012 01:04 |  #20

Oh media credentials. Such a fun game to play!


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Jan 18, 2012 10:04 as a reply to  @ dinanm3atl's post |  #21

Our local stock car track is very photographer-friendly - they're completely unrestricted as to what cameras/lenses you can bring in. They also have a few small holes in the catch fencing for photographers to shoot through. If that's not good enough, you can purchase a pit pass (costs about $30), which allows you near-trackside access with no catch fencing in the way. As others have said, your best bet may be to try some smaller local circuits (if there are any in your area) and build from there.


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