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Old 08-20-2012, 07:33 PM #1177
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zach i dig that a lot...

so I got about 5 messages from teams the few days before the event (EPL) wanting to hire me... teams never followed thru when I tried, so I was going with no teams (not a big deal, I love doing it...) just got a message from a kid now, "why are the pictures watermarked when we paid you" and I was like uhh what, no? he goes, oh ya, that was probably somebody else... but honestly, you were charging too much.. we paid this guy $70 and got like 100 pictures (i was asking $75 and usually get about 200 for the day) paintball
I normally tell those kind of people that I'm gay, they'll stop bothering you... not like you'd want to book them in the future, so doesn't matter anyways. I wouldn't try to explain the $75, 200 photo thing. morons are morons.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:35 PM #1178
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I normally tell those kind of people that I'm gay, they'll stop bothering you... not like you'd want to book them in the future, so doesn't matter anyways. I wouldn't try to explain the $75, 200 photo thing. morons are morons.
i've said it once, and i'll say it a million times more-
The best shot to a paintball player, is the one they're in. They don't care about good editing, composition, etc.
I firmly believe that if you guaranteed a team like 500 "ok/meh" shots from an event, they'd be much happier than getting 150 well taken and edited shots.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:42 PM #1179
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:58 PM #1180
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most certainly would agree, not arguing that... just annoying haha, I don't care though.. getting out on the field and gettin better with some nice shots is good enough for me
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:39 AM #1181
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My teams disagree. I was booked solid at every event. Same with Dan. People know the difference.

I get emails every event from the same teams wanting coverage, and new ones.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:50 AM #1182
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I think it's more of a divisional thing, lower divs just want something to show they play, d2, d1, pro have tons of photos already, they want something impressive.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:57 AM #1183
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Nope my local events still had people pay. They knew that if they wanted professional pictures they would have to play a national event or just pay to have them done.
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It's an experience thing I think. That's commonly reflected by division, but like a lot of things, YMMV. There's definitely more green players who try to do the cost per photo thing.

Squeamish home players are the most frustrating. "You only got one shot of me?" "You only do one thing."

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It's an experience thing I think. That's commonly reflected by division, but like a lot of things, YMMV. There's definitely more green players who try to do the cost per photo thing.

Squeamish home players are the most frustrating. "You only got one shot me?" "You only do one thing."
sentence does not compute. "you only got one shot OF me?" I'm guessing that's what it is supposed to say. lol
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btw, got my 580exII and 430exII in earlier.
messed around with some bouncing and its working well.

looking forward to slowly building up some strobist equipment. as of right now, i dont have any triggers or modifiers so im limited to bouncing on camera for the most part.
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My teams disagree. I was booked solid at every event. Same with Dan. People know the difference.

I get emails every event from the same teams wanting coverage, and new ones.
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I think it's more of a divisional thing, lower divs just want something to show they play, d2, d1, pro have tons of photos already, they want something impressive.
I think it's more of a connection thing and who you know. I agree with EP, teams that have played PSPs/NPPLs know who takes good photos and who doesn't for the most part. I still had InnerSphere stuff in my sig during the 2011 season and I was getting PMs from people asking about coverage, so I'd send them Dan's direction. I had a guy offer to pay me at Phoenix to shoot some of his matches because he recognized me and I hadn't shot a PSP event since Cup 2010 at that point.
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A rubber band and an index card are great for flicking light forward while also bouncing. The Rosco strobist kit is also a good value, though I think they're cut a little small. I cut and bent a index card to help hold gels on the flash and stuck a few pieces of gaffers tape on various spots on the flash body to use for whatever. I got the cheaper 3.6 meter hot shoe cord and it's been fine. It's coiled, so stretching it fully is difficult, but it's good for holding out the flash in your left hand and shooting with the right. Adorama threw in a cheapo flash diffuser with my 430 which is hit or miss, but for $5, it at least get the light a little diffused and can be stuffed over the gels.
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this is what I'm curious about!
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Damn guys can't u read? They were being a bunch of *****es.
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