I wanted to run this by the masses to see what y'all think. I was sent a message on flickr by someone from thewing.es. Apparently it's a new spanish NBA related website. Here is the message below:
We have started a new website called The Wing, which is going to pick the best stories around the NBA in Spanish, we have identified that there is void of quality journalism and we are determined to fill this void. We have noticed (from your profile in Flickr, MulesAFpilot) that you are a really good photographer and you are interested in sports.
For that and because we are also interested in covering the NBA Draft, we were thinking if you would be interested in covering some games of the men's basketball NCAA and of the NBA if possible. We would get you the credentials, so you would watch the games for free, and in exchange we could get some photos of those games (in a non-exclusive agreement if you want)
Obviously we would indicate in each and every photo that you are the original author (using your Flickr username, your real name or any other way you’d prefer). Also, we would like to use the ones you have already posted if we need them.
We are open to discuss all of the ideas explained above to get to an agreement and adjust them to our needs.
Thank you for taking time in reading our email, we would really appreciate an answer.
In the world of constant scams and people trying to get free photos, what do y'all think about this? I personally think it's someone saying that taking my time working, even if I'm at a game for free, is worth free photos to them. While the chance to shoot at D1 basketball games (no NBA near me) would be a fun experience, I don't think it's really worth it to just give these guys free photos.
Thanks in advance