I know it feels like summer has barely started, but July is almost over and August is right around the corner. That means that the fall high school sports season is not far away! I recently downloaded fall season calendars for a number of the North Idaho teams and am beginning to formulate my plans for what games and teams I am going to be shooting this season. I shoot freelance for a number of Northern Idaho papers as well as for idahosports.com, but as a freelancer I usually get to decide what games I am going to be covering.
Over the last year I have received quite a few requests from parents and athletes to come and photograph different games and teams and have tried to accommodate those requests as much as possible. With many athletes and teams requesting photography I thought that I might publish a few tips. So, how do you increase the odds of having Jason Duchow Photography show up to photograph your games? I have two easy to remember tips.
1. Bribe me! Yes, I can be bought! Food is often tempting, but for those of you that recognize me you know I don’t need any more goodies! Feel free, however, to offer me large sums of money!
2. Buy prints or downloads! This works kind of like the bribe, except it requires only small sums of money and you get high quality prints and high resolution digital files to keep forever!
One more bonus tip. Grab last year’s prints before the new school year starts. Last year’s sports seasons will soon be completely lost in the dust of the new school year, cruise on over and get your prints from the 2010-2011 seasons before that happens! Here is a link!
Here is to a great 2011-2012 sports season, I am looking forward to seeing some great action this year through one eye pressed hard against my viewfinder!