Originally Posted by a.casper7
Why won't you do indoor events?
The main reason why I (along with other pro PB photographers such as Aman) don't do indoor photos often honestly its to much work with ZERO pay out to me at all. On top of that it takes twice as long to ensure proper color correction along with making sure the photos are sharp and clear! My equipment (camera alone cost $2100, lens $1100) has much higher chances of getting damaged with or with out covers. I also end up getting shot up far more. All for what $50 if im lucky?? NO THANKS!
Now some fiends do pay me to come and do photos, which is very nice it helps cover gas food ect. Then whatever teams have hired me is just a bonus, and often if a field hires me I discount team photos since the field aided in helping off set the costs. But Not all indoor fields do this, or will even discuss paying me directly from their facility pockets. They just want the teams to pay for it.
Why do all that when I can go book an MMA event that pays me $250-$500 for one night of photos!!! I go home spend the entire day editing MMA photos, but its ok b/c I was PAID for my time and services. Then all the MMA fighters get to go and download the photos for FREE because the owners pay for it already.
It would be nice when one day when fields hold events THEY STEP UP and pay for the photographer so the players dont have too.