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Does anyone else feel EPZ could do more for the sports photographer ??


lgc 10 62 England
31 Aug 2006 6:25PM
After a recent discussion with Mr.Paul Frost I have come to the conclusion that the site could offer more for the sports photography.
I think things like interviews/ articles with top sports photographers who work in different fields ie ball sports, watersports, motorsports etc would be interesting and really helpful. It would be great to read about the working lives of these people and hopefully it would inspire more people in getting involved in sports photography and I hope they would find it as exciting and satisfying as I do!!! This is not a complaint but an idea for the people who work for EPZ!

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Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
31 Aug 2006 6:30PM
People prefer chocolate boxy landscapes, birds, macro stuff, nude women etc.

That's the problem you face on EPZ as a sports tog!
lgc 10 62 England
31 Aug 2006 6:33PM
But dont you think that this is because they dont know better?? If they had more information/ advice/ articles that they would see sports photoraphy in a different light????
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
31 Aug 2006 6:34PM
There's almost no ice hockey.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
31 Aug 2006 6:37PM

Quote:But dont you think that this is because they dont know better??


Nope! You don't have to know about a landscape or a nude person to like it! Wink
BOB S 12 2.6k
31 Aug 2006 6:39PM
I think that EPz can only be a reflection of the people who populate it, if that is fewer sports photographers than landscape artists the hey, so be it.

The landscape guys could be saying the same thing with more justification as there are more of them!!?

BOB
lgc 10 62 England
31 Aug 2006 6:44PM
I understand but dont you think they are missing out?? dont you get a lot of satisfaction from your work?? I know I do. After commenting on a surf shot that someone posted the other day, they said they found the comments really helpful, and commented that they usually took ocean pictures but will definatley have a go at more surf shots.
Dont you think professional advice would be really interesting??
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Aug 2006 6:47PM

Quote:But dont you think that this is because they dont know better??


Nope.
macroman 11 15.3k England
31 Aug 2006 6:49PM
Perhaps sports photography has a smaller base of enthusiasts, much like astrophotography, aircraft, shipping and many more.

I think we hear enough about sportsmen/women on TV in the papers and various celeb mags, without importing it into EPZ.

Of course some of it is of interest, but do we need it to be able to take photos?
Big Bri 13 15.7k United Kingdom
31 Aug 2006 6:50PM
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fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
31 Aug 2006 6:57PM
Lorenzo i think you've answered yourself:


Quote:After commenting on a surf shot that someone posted the other day, they said they found the comments really helpful, and commented that they usually took ocean pictures but will definitely have a go at more surf shots.


By commenting on the shots that people post, and there are a fair few albeit much less than something like landscape, you'll encourage people more and if they encourage others then it will escalate.

Pete often asks for user input in the form of articles etc, so maybe get writing and submit some Smile
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
31 Aug 2006 7:02PM

Quote:I think we hear enough about sportsmen/women on TV in the papers and various celeb mags, without importing it into EPZ.


Good point!
lgc 10 62 England
31 Aug 2006 7:04PM
Thanks for the advice Mark, I thought I had offended the Landscape crowd there for a second!!!
I think I have confused a few people, I was talking about Sports photographers and not Sports celebrities on the Tv!!
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
31 Aug 2006 7:27PM
I think the substance of the point was that we get bombarded with all aspects of sport in the media. There is no lack of information about the subject in general terms.

Knowing how sports togs get their pics may be of some interest but it is a little doubtful whether this would stimulate interest in their products.
spaceman 10 5.2k 3 Wales
31 Aug 2006 8:07PM

Quote:a nude person


You make them sound like an ethnic minority Smile

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