A&P I swear, I get asked to shoot sports stuff about 1 to 2 days in advance...

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    All the time. It seems almost like that's a standard in this industry. Even my larger clients that I've known for over a year will still ask me the week of (usually 3 or 4 days before) to shoot something. Other times, I'll look at their calendar and call them asking, "Hey, I saw that you had XXXXXX (Big event) coming up... did you need for me to shoot that?"

    Luckily my schedule is fairly flexible and I can deal with it, but I don't like having to change or cancel the plans I've already made.

    With that being said, I'm shooting a swim meet for TYR the two days before I leave for a cross-country trip.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    How come you dont show up for meetings anymore, slacker :run:
     
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    I withdrew from school about 2 months ago. I realised it was a bad time to go for a 2nd degree heh.

    I spend my time training for triathlons and shooting stuff now and then.

    I did "show up" to one (an hour late because I forgot what time they started despite having attended them for 1.5 years) to loan some lenses to Combier, but apparently he didn't show up (at the right time) either.
     
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    You photograph for a living?
     
  5. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    Kinda.

    It's what I do in the fall and spring. Over the summer I coach a swim team and teach private lessons.

    I'm currently working on making a living at doing triathlons.

    And I really don't make much of a living doing this. I'd rather be poor and not work much than work lots and have lots of money.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    so why come to tech :rofl:
     
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    It was free, and I wanted to do ME, but with the time constraints of competitive athletics I never had time to complete the ME curriculum.

    EDIT: And some things you find out after college.
     
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    Just to reiterate my point... an email was sent to me today at 6:30 PM asking me to shoot a basketball game at 2:00 PM this Saturday.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Why would you try to do ME if you don;t want to work... :rofl:
     
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    Because I'm very mechanically oriented.

    Also, as I stated above, you figure some things out AFTER college. Most people are pretty different after 4 or 5 years of college.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    This is true, I can definitely relate to the different part. :bigthumb:
     
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    Mech. Engr. is an okay degree, (as I am one of them). You can find jobs where you don't have to work that much....and still make 6 figures. ;)
     
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    What about EE? That's what I'm in school for atm :o
     

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