A&P Press passes to the NAIAS in Detroit and the Chicago Auto Show

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  1. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    Ok, I'm offering these up again. I have one pass left for the NAIAS in Detroit for January 11th & 12th.

    I'll have 2-3 passes available for the Chicago Auto Show for Feb 10th & 11th.

    If you want one, let me know. All I ask is for copies of your photos and if you have any lit from the manufacturers that you send it to me. NAIAS will have more reveals, but Chicago is better to shoot (twice the space and a third of the media).


    I may have some passes available for the New York show also.


    Anyway, just trying to throw a favor out there for OTAP people who might want to shoot a show during press days when you have access to damn near everything. Let me know, as time is tight on both.
     
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    I sent you a PM :)
     
  3. SkiMax

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    how do they feel about people that arent quite professional doing this....
     
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    I think it would be funny to see someone walk around with a point and shoot having a media pass around their neck :p
     
  5. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I'm there for freelance stuff and may be covering the events for a local magazine. But I always get 3-5 passes for each show. I offer the extras to OTAP in an effort to help them with their own freelance work. The shows are fine, as long as it's not a bunch of jackasses with disposable cameras. That's why I keep these offers to the OTAP crowd. Main forum people would ruin it. Honestly, as long as you go and act with a modicum of respect for those working around you (which I would expect from anyone who uses one of these passes), you're golden. There are a lot of people at the shows with press badges I would never have expected to get. Most are not part of a massive media outlet. Most are one-to-three person groups working for small media outlets, which is what I do. I have a website that I use basically to link to my photo galleries in the hopes of someone from the show I've given my card to takes a look and contacts me for use of the photos. I sold a number of my SLR Stirling Moss Roadster photos to the two guys who actually designed it. It's a great chance to network for people looking to get into the automotive photography industry.
     
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    I could be in Chicago that weekend want to grab booze?

    Been to the Detroit show and it was a good time but I was there as a drunken on looker.
     
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    Shit I'll go. OTAP chicago meet??
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    do you need a pass?
     
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    I'll shoot it if you buy me a plane ticket from Atlanta :noes:
     
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    I do not want to take away from someone who needs/wants to add to their portfolio especially since I know OTAP has a lot of people who really want to make photography a career. If it is close to the event and you have an extra one definitely count me in.

    Since Heather lives in Chicago it is really easy for me to justify a trip up there and we could easily meet afterwards.
     
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    I have the same feelings. I usually go every year to the show and would like to get in with a press pass but if someone else is more seriously pursuing this type of thing then you can give it to them. That racing thread from before made me nervous about going to events with a press pass :noes:
     
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    :bigthumb:

    Definitely in for a meet though.

    What part of Chicago you at?
     
  14. psykosis

    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    I'd love to. Bank account says no though. :sad2:


    you wouldn't be taking a pass. i need to get these submitted asap. I can cover you without a problem.


    same as above for you.
     
  15. SkiMax

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    north side, you come to chicago often?
     
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    ny is april 2-11th, i might be game for a pass.. wouldn't mind getting the experience.
     
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    sweet, I am down. what do i need to do?
     
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    Usually 1-2x a month just on the weekends. I take the South Shore line in and she lives in Wrigleyville.

    I have not been up in awhile just because of having to work every weekend.
     
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    psykosis Go placidly amid the noise and the haste

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    which I know.


    but just to be safe.
     
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    The first one was desaturated a lot, some contrast boost and clarity, blacks, etc. The other two were just some lightly increased saturation. Nothing too heavy at all. I used my 50mm 1.4 on my 5D2. EXIF on the images is gone for some reason. Not sure why. Even in lightroom.
     
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    nice. Lens looks great too!
     
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    I would like a pass for Chicago if they are still available. I'll PM you...
     

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