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    Default A point To Ponder..

    If someone is on a MEDIA pass, and was asked to shoot a sport dat he / she totally dunno the big players nor the terms used in the sports, not working for any news company thou.
    Is there seriously anything wrong??

    Would like to hear your views. thanks

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    the photographer must do some homework to read up the sport so that can anticipate the next action/move and understand what the sports viewers want to see/ reported.
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    Not all reporters/journalist specialise in the assigned topics they are sent to cover.

    In my own experience, we hand out media passes to photographers (who can be freelance, and assigned by clients), writers and videographers. As long as they are there to cover, and have been vetted/registered, they are given a pass.

    So, may we know what's your point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by razor View Post
    the photographer must do some homework to read up the sport so that can anticipate the next action/move and understand what the sports viewers want to see/ reported.
    Yes, this should be the case, but knowledge, or lack thereof is not a disqualifier for a pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerLordz View Post
    Not all reporters/journalist specialise in the assigned topics they are sent to cover.

    In my own experience, we hand out media passes to photographers (who can be freelance, and assigned by clients), writers and videographers. As long as they are there to cover, and have been vetted/registered, they are given a pass.

    So, may we know what's your point?
    the point is the job was a very last minute offer, and the photog didnt have any time to study the sports terms or moves, and of course not know any big players, which those ppl who are fans of the sport will sure wanna see. and was laughed by others at the venue when he dun even know he was shooting a big player. Wats with it if we know or dunno the names right?
    like i said, a sport that the photog was NEVER into and asked to shoot for the FIRST time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisljh View Post
    If someone is on a MEDIA pass, and was asked to shoot a sport dat he / she totally dunno the big players nor the terms used in the sports, not working for any news company thou.
    Is there seriously anything wrong??

    Would like to hear your views. thanks
    depends.

    is the sport mud wrestling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    depends.

    is the sport mud wrestling?
    nope..its golf

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    Two takes...

    One: Live and learn. Life can be harsh, but no one died. Find ways and means to be as prepared as you can be, for whatever assignment. Just forget the hacklers and almighty elitist - they are everywhere. All the best for your next job.

    Two: How 'LAST' minute was last minute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisljh View Post
    nope..its golf


    he should put in a request to shoot mud wrestling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Two takes...

    One: Live and learn. Life can be harsh, but no one died. Find ways and means to be as prepared as you can be, for whatever assignment. Just forget the hacklers and almighty elitist - they are everywhere. All the best for your next job.

    Two: How 'LAST' minute was last minute?
    my next job?
    haha, it wasnt me
    hmm, last minute was like 2 days before, but he was so busy with other jobs till he got no time

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    nothing wrong with that.
    i knew lots of people at this year's singapore open that did not know the golfers. for golf photography, just get the draw sheet and casually ask who the big names are. if he/she is writing, it's not the journalist fault, the editor is the one who will ultimately have to package the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisljh View Post
    the point is the job was a very last minute offer, and the photog didnt have any time to study the sports terms or moves, and of course not know any big players, which those ppl who are fans of the sport will sure wanna see. and was laughed by others at the venue when he dun even know he was shooting a big player. Wats with it if we know or dunno the names right?
    like i said, a sport that the photog was NEVER into and asked to shoot for the FIRST time.
    Simple, go and approach the media official, or the event handler, for a timing sheet if it is a sports event. For golf, appearance on the course is usually fixed at intervals.

    Secondly, why bother with people laughing. It is a job, just do it and tune out the riffraff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerLordz View Post
    Simple, go and approach the media official, or the event handler, for a timing sheet if it is a sports event. For golf, appearance on the course is usually fixed at intervals.

    Secondly, why bother with people laughing. It is a job, just do it and tune out the riffraff.
    This I agreed. Normally, most of the information on the event are included. It will be easier to follow the information to know when and what to shoot.

    Aside from that, I believe the photographer should find out who is the GOH, even he or she doesn't know about the event. I recalled looking at an article in ST Urban few weeks back about a event photographer was talking about a girlfriend of a F1 driver during function without even knowing the boyfriend was standing next to him.
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