Podcast: EP40 – World Cup Edition

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Due to our busy schedules we skipped a month. Matt talks about the ups and downs of the rodeo trail, and Ryu moans about shooting the World Cup in Brazil.

Master Class
We skipped Master Class this time to do a Q&A about Ryu’s trip to Brazil.

Training Ground
Training Ground is now on video. If you’d like to participate (and we think you should), enter your pictures in the Flickr thread and make sure to tag them BLFSTG201408.

You Win
Our June 2014 themed competition was “Celebrations
First place is this airborne celebration by Michail Bormin
Second place is split between Kevin Deadwylier and Andre Detoxx.
The July/August 2014 themed competition is “Hot”. Goto our BLFS flickr group page for competition rules and to enter.

Continuing the World Cup theme, Ryu chose this one by David Gray and Matt chose this one by Alexander Hassenstein.

Special thanks to…
Our producer Robb Massar
Icon by Arvin Bautista

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2 thoughts on “Podcast: EP40 – World Cup Edition

  1. I have a question. It might not be all that usefull for all the listeners, but anyway.
    There will be a water sports world championship next year in Kazan, Russia. There is a plenty of time until then, I never worked on such a big events, so I want to prepare, and overprepare myself to it.
    The main thing is that I don’t have clients who can send me to shoot it, or who might be willing to buy my photos from the event, and it’s my starting point. I don’t count local medias as clients, since they pay so little ($10-$20). And I must say that with bigger medias in Russia it’s not much better. Of course I will try my luck with all of them, but I want to go beyond that.
    So, the main question is: who can be interested in hiring me (almost unknown guy) for such event, or, who it can be? Where should I look for international clients? What will you do on my place if you want event to be profitable? What steps should I made so that potential international clients will become interested in me?

    Right now I’m here:
    – I have d3s and d800 as second body. Also 14-24, 24-70, 80-200, all 2.8 nikon lenses. I almost got 300 2.8, but got screwed up, anyway, I will get it in some months. And 1.4х extender too.
    – Even then there is no medias who require pictures right after events with all the metadata filled up, I doing it for my own sake so that it won’t be a big problem then time is come.
    – Almost every single event I’m trying to get something for my portfolio (which is http://www.mihailbormin.ru)
    – I’m going to move to Kazan in few months since there is infinite more major Russian and international events going on compared to Izhevsk, where is zero of them.

    I’m sorry for being prolix. I will gladly accept any advices.

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