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Surviving Sports Photography
Sports photography.
This category of photojournalism is one of the most sought after positions in professional photography.   VIP access to pro athletes, frontline seats, locker room interviews, and a paycheck to photograph the whole experience year after year?!!
 Sign me up!!
Well, that's how my story began anyway.  Years ago, I made the mistake of going to a pro hockey game and within three hours fell madly in love with the smell of ice and the sound of blades. I left the building thinking to myself (and telling anyone who would listen to the ravings of a madwoman): "There has to be some way I can be involved in this for the rest of my life."  What actually happened after that night is one of the wildest stories I've ever told and it's still a crazy ride. But getting on that ride and staying on is tricky.  
So here's what I've learned so far about actually surviving sports photography
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Some General Tips for Selling your Photos
...that we sometimes seem to forget.
As a sports photographer, I'm actually a freelancer and I work independently for multiple teams. I do not work for a paper or a magazine and, as a result, my gear is neither supplied nor insured by them.  Not only do I foot the entire bill for very expensive equipment, but I'm responsible for repairs, and the gas and the car or the airfare and the hotel to get to any event I plan on shooting.  I'm also responsible for my own medical care if I get sick or hurt, my own food, everything. It's expensive and if I don't make money off of this then all I end up with is an obscenely expensive hobby.  Yes, my most significant clients are the teams, leagues, and publications...but guess what?  They're not my bread and butter.  

Hit the Pavement.
I don't know about you guys, but the term "hit the pavement" when used as an expression around here means to be proactive about finding work.  For me, thi
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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: St. Louis
Favorite photographer: Scott Church
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: Mine
Well I've started doing logo design, wondering if I should post them here or not. Would anyone be interested in seeing them?


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b64 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
thanks for the watch, I appreciate it!
Oultre Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
RaveGates Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Fave on my Doctor Who shoes. =D
Oultre Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are awesome. You're very welcome.
Que-ink Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for adding me to your +WATCH list! I hope to keep you and the others interested in my upcoming portraits! :thanks: :handshake:
Oultre Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I love the Oshie piece.
Que-ink Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It seems a lot of my followers liked the
fauvism Oshie piece. :giggle: I also have a photo-realistic
drawing of him I did last season for a STL reporter, but
you'd have to go through my gallery to find it. :)
Ice-calibr29historia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +WATCH :)
RaveGates Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey i think i accidentally dragged a photo to be sent to the blues group instead of me putting it in my faves, so idk how to get it out.
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