kenjancef wrote in post #14689342
Why a delete? Please let me know why. I like the first, but your opinion. On the second, if I cropped tighter I'd loose most of the top or bottom. Would that be ok, or do I crop in a weird rectangle?
It makes the player look bad, and no as a PJ you're not trying to always make them look good but there's just no story behind it except he looks bad...now if he did something on the play (re-injured or something) different story, but alone would not make it out of camera for me.
I changed the size on Flickr.
Today Lowell players were given a ton of stolen photos from flickr to sign, never see an image on there unless a nice big watermark across the middle personally.
I knew about not selling images. I am still pretty new to SmugMug, and I thought I had changed it globally on the top-level gallery, but apparently that was not the case. It is fixed and will make sure I set it right in the future.
This is relatively new in the minors as back in the day you could, not anymore.
Actually, this on should be "4", but who's counting... Here's my take: I do want to be a paid photographer, and I love to shoot anyway. But if I were to try to get hired, wouldn't the future employer want to see my work? Do you think he'd take my word for it? I need to start somewhere, so I sorta have no choice. I know that for some this isn't the right way, but if you had a better option in mind I'd love to hear it.
This is not a catch-22, I will never understand the people who say it is.
You can go to the game and shoot on your own and create images without giving them away to anyone to use, you actually said this on other threads that they allow you in without a problem. Yet, you choose to give them to a third party to use for free. As an editor I sit there and ask WHY WOULD I PAY THIS GUY IF HE'S WORKING FREE FOR OTHERS?? Seriously, you'd feel ripped off as an editor that you got charged but so and so didn't - why did they get the deal? Why am I the only sucker having to pay? I used to have to explain to editors I got paid by that third party as they are well known for not paying, yes they do pay some people but so many do it free just to be there (and in most cases abuse the pass just to get autographs, but they get away with it because working free).
I know plenty of photographers who built a portfolio at youth games or just going to games on their own, this whole it has to be a pro sport to get recognition is just complete and utter crap! Want to impress, go to a boring game of 8 year olds and make them look big league...making a big leaguer look big league is easy, very very easy! Always amazes me when you see a portfolio with a big leaguer in it just for being a big leaguer instead of a good image, never understand it.
Just to put another nail in the free coffin, I know more than a few who are now blackballed from certain outlets because of the fact they don't stop working free. It is ironic that many editors ASK for free images all the time, but in turn they never want to work with people who work for free. It's why my favorite word is no.
Also, please don't think my reply is sarcastic, because it's not. I REALLY want to learn the Do's/Don'ts of sports photography. That's why I asked about the cropping and why you would delete. How can I learn if I don't know why? So please criticize all day, but let me know WHY so I can get better.
WHY is the most important thing.