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    Default Ok, so if RA got sold, can we have real media credentials now?

    Because frankly, there are too many good photogs not shooting because they're just not "special" enough. People who have been shooting for LONG before RA came to be.

    Now seems like a good time to implement some common sense regulations...
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    The last thing you want is 'real media credentials'... That would be more restrictive than RA's current process.

    IF the buyer is interested in the marketing value of the series you can probably expect more restrictive media guidelines - but that depends a bit on their view of online photo use.
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    Yeah, you're a real media guy like you have a real rally car....

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    Well, I suppose I meant real as in applicable to level that we are at. IE, not needing this pseudo professional BS.

    I think there has been enough proof (where did that 11 or so page thread go?) that a lot of people are not happy with the current system, so why not attempt to change it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazed driver View Post
    I think there has been enough proof (where did that 11 or so page thread go?)
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    Thats what rally needs. Kids with $350 cameras standing 2' from the stage protected by stupidity and a vest.

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    another reason why NASA is awesome. Now that NASA is buying out NASA (or whatever is going on in that thread) all NASA rally sport events will be photographed by the Hubbel telecope
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    another reason why NASA is awesome. Now that NASA is buying out NASA (or whatever is going on in that thread) all NASA rally sport events will be photographed by the Hubbel telecope

    Now that is funny.

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    There is an interesting balance.
    Experienced rally photogs are important to have if only because you know you can (generally) trust them to be safe. (I've seen some of the 'big' names in places I'd never think of going, and I can be pretty brave/stupid to get the picture.)
    Judging media by the existance if a letter of assignment does NOTHING to tell you if the photographer understands the sport enough to be safe.

    The issue is FAR more complex than 'open the flood gates' or not.
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    Years ago (before some of the people on this list were born), as we went by (and almost hit him) I observed Martin Holmes standing at the apex and shooting.

    At the party afterwards I asked him if he did that for all the cars.

    His response - "Oh no, only for the first 6 to 10 cars. After that the lines are too erratic and it is not safe to stand there."

    YMMV

    Quote Originally Posted by Morison View Post
    There is an interesting balance.
    Experienced rally photogs are important to have if only because you know you can (generally) trust them to be safe. (I've seen some of the 'big' names in places I'd never think of going, and I can be pretty brave/stupid to get the picture.)
    Judging media by the existance if a letter of assignment does NOTHING to tell you if the photographer understands the sport enough to be safe.

    The issue is FAR more complex than 'open the flood gates' or not.
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