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Event Photography

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by lifeson, 20 May 2008.

  1. lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    Is it just me or does anyone else think these companies that take official photos at events are extracting the urine when it comes to pricing?

    Just had thhe etape photos listed on sportcam.net and If I want the 5 reasonable photos they got me on they want £50 xx(
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    But the 5th one is FREE :smile: And you get them on a CD...xx(
     
  3. OP
    OP
    lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    Whoopee
    For £50 I want them delivered by hand maiden as well
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    So is it £12.50 each ? - S'pose not too bad as not everyone will want the full set, and taking photo's isn't that profitable game to be in.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    For cd, the first image is £20, the second is £15, the third £10, the fourth £5, and all subsequent images are free
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Like cycle racing pictures, I went looking for some of me and even PDF ones cost £6.
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    £20 for the first one - ouch !
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    copy the pics and google for a freeware watermark remover?
    Actually no, that would be dishonest... I have a relative who is a photographer, and just about to go out of business :biggrin:
    Depends how much you want the pics... you could have fun trying to re-create the etape on local roads, and get a friend to photo you... :biggrin:
     
  9. Yeah it seems like a stupid price for me too :sad: and I don't think i'm smiling in any of them ;).
     
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    It's only ever worked if you can be there just as they have uploaded within 5 minutes, after that they are copywrited and as soon as you right click to copy you get all the jargon about it being illigal
     
  11. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I agree, way too expensive IMO, They get away with it cos lots of us want a picture of ourselves in action (as it were) On Sundays Club run there were a couple of snappers at the top of Watership Down, probably taking snaps of bunnies and flowers, but one guy got down on his haunches and started taking pictures of the club as we toiled up the hill, it seemed inappropriate to stop and get his details, plus I would have been left behind, but I would like an action pic, something to frame and be able to show to grandchildren in times to come.