Elfstop wrote in post #15878237
Again you are expressing your opinion..IMO it IS worth the risk to get good photos...family or none.Simple.
Fair enough, based on the photo that was shown, if you think that was acceptable then who am I to argue with your opinion. However, that photo is at turn 6 at Road Atlanta. I have shot at Road Atlanta countless numbers of times, and I have sat at an equal countless number of photo meetings. What that individual is doing, beyond being sheer stupidity, is not acceptable, regardless if that person wants to risk his life or not. Also, he jeopardizes the ability of others to do their work, those that have legitimate work there. These kinds of things are what is addressed at photo meetings.
And others that do what you do also take risks...
That is your opinion. You're entitled to your opinion, even though it is wrong. No one doing what I do for a living places themselves in a position to get hurt. The mere fact that you're at a motorsports event is risk enough. beyond that, I can tell you that the people I deal with will not place themselves in harms way.
for example the photog with the press pass I was talking about..and he gets paid too.
I assume this is also your opinion? Here are some FACTS about that photo.
The person that you're referring to in that picture is not a photographer.
The person in that photo was, is , and will not be getting paid for whatever photos he was taking.
How do I know that? Do you think that is my opinion? It's not, what i've stated is a FACT. If that individual was a photographer, he would be wearing a photo vest. Both Grand Am, ALMS, Indycar etc.... all require photographers to wear photo vests. This individual isn't wearing one. If he was being paid to be there and had legitimate work, he would be wearing a vest. The person in that photo actually looks like one of the corner workers, as there is a corner worker station at that turn.
Just stay behind the barrier if you feel it's ok...np.
This isn't a matter of staying behind the barrier because someone wants to feel safe. I'm trying to get you to understand that you can't go to a motorsports event and go where you want to go and do as you please. There are RULES that you need to follow and RESPECT. If you have legitimate work there, you know what these are. This isn't my opinion, this is what is expected. If someone thinks they can go to these places and do as they please, they have no business being there.