A&P Police Pursuit

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  1. ThexToddster

    ThexToddster New Member

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    Guy punches a cop.

    Guy runs to the hills behind my house.

    Police call in air support.

    Guy runs down my drive way and into my neighbors yard.

    Police Helicopter tries to stop him

    Homeboy keep running.

    Homeboy gets caught

    End of story.

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  2. Devin

    Devin New Member

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    lol what the fuck !

    side note : zip off shorts . could've gained valued seconds without teh legs .
     
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    :eek3: I should have told him that!
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    def. Money to be made here .
     
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    You could sell almost anyone of these shots to your local paper, depending how hot of story, new lens money.
     
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    Massive balls to you, great set.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I would have been on the phone to every local paper, AP and Getty the second you got these. Photos like that make bank.
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    I called the local paper and they told me to send two pics in. :dunno:

    Whats AP and Getty? :o:o:o
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    ThexToddster New Member

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    Best way of approaching them to sell them? I've never done this before. :o
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Call, and ask. I call and ask the the regional office for AP all the time. Sometimes, they need it, some time they don't. If it's a big story they'll pay upwards of ~250 for each photo. Most local papers pay anywhere between 35-100 for each photo that they use. To be totally honest that is not the kind of story that will require a photo two days after it happened, newspapers are always a day behind remember and you are long past deadline at probably all newspapers that would want those photos.

    I know people that make their living by listening to police scanners and being the first on the scene with a camera, a laptop and mobile broadband internet. 5 minutes after shooting the photos are on their way to photo desks around the city/state looking for homes.
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    Thanks for the help man. I appreciate it.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    holy crap, that's awesome.

    how close was that guy to you in the 3rd pic?

    and the way the shadow is, i thought that cop jumping the fence was wearing a moon boot. :o
     
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    bakinbits -This Space for Rent-

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    Wow! Badass pics. Hope you get paid!
     
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    damn that's baller
     
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    he walked right by me! :eek3: He said, "Sorry Bro" and kept on going.
     
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    Great pics!

    But :mamoru: @ Riverside
     
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    let us know if u get paid
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    I just got this in my email.

    "Todd,

    Thanks for submitting your photos.

    A reporter is making calls trying to track down info on the incident.

    If we can get info to go with it it will run in the paper. If used it will
    pay $50. I will contact you tomorrow about payment.

    By the way, I like your website.

    David"

    That works. I'm going to see how they go about getting photographers for the paper. It was awesome to be in the moment and taking the pictures. I only had a couple seconds to get the shots before the action moved to somewhere else. I thought MotoX was exciting, but this was on a different level.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    possibly because you didn't know if he was gonna pull out a gun and take you hostage at any moment :o
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    Exactly. It was bad ass.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    :rofl:

    that's awesome
     
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    Fucking sweet. :rofl:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Submitting good photos, especially if they newsworthy and are the only ones available, will get snatched up via freelance. However actually getting onto the payroll at a large paper is extremely hard and very competitive. What would make or break you is having more than just the ability to capture good action, but being able to make the most boring subject interesting for news stories where setup and lighting is huge no no. Imagine trying to make a local school board meeting A-1 worthy.

    It has been and can be done, but to do it requires a lot of time, dedication and really good work. Alongside ability is timeliness, which is everything in the newspaper business. You have to be able to shoot the photos and fire them off immediately to all the right people as a freelancer. Also the photos are a very small part of the job. You have to be able to shoot, interview, get names and write cut lines that explain the photos, story, action etc.

    I would say that, if you are interested and have never done that sort of job before that you would have to show them that you are an all-in-one package, who has the ability to shoot, interview and write (AP Style).

    Also, with millions of J-students working through school, newspapers only take on fresh talent that has loads of experience via internships as well as talent.

    If you like doing it and would seriously consider it as a job, I would talk to your local community college and university newspapers about shooting for them so you can get your feet wet and assemble some clips for a resume.

    It's a hard field, that pays nothing but can be very fun and if you choose to give it a shot I wish you luck man. :bigthumb:
     

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