I have ordered the PRINTING of our first MAGAZINE!!!
Should get the printed version in next week, then I will mail to all who paid or plan to pay. I am printing extra out of my own pocket, so if you wish to have one, there is still plenty of time to get payment to me.
Story to tell, regarding this magazine:
Many of you may have already seen the Motor Cycle Race images I have posted and wondered how I got so close?
1) I received a Media Pass from the Venue hosting the big race.
2) Media Pass allowed me to hop all the barriers keeping the General Admittance Public away from the track.
3) Media Pass gave me access to the Media Lounge, internet, Lunch, Shower and Bathroom facilities for the weekend and food.
How did I get this?
Media Photographers who will publish the story and images of the Race get in free and are treated very nicely by the track staff!!
I sent my proof of NPS, a copy of the magazine and some other information to the organizers and they immediately gave me Media access. And, the access was unbelievable.
This isn't the only venue to offer special privileges to working Media.
I am going to continue with this project because I see the benefits. The track weekend, to me, was a life experience, that is how much I enjoyed it!
I originally got the ticket from my friend, Neena. She provided me with guest access as a gift, through her media work, amongst other things she does at the track. She is involved with INDY and with the ROGERS TENNIS Tournaments and more.
The possibilities here are huge if you like to photograph these type of venues. I most certainly do enjoy this!
While I wait for the magazine to come back from the printer, I am going to do another PlanetNikon Photographer...
START COLLECTING YOUR BEST IMAGES....
We introduced the forum in the first issue, but I may make the second more of a NEWS/EVENTS/INFORMATIVE INFORMATION format. I am going to write a review of the Race for this issue. I am hoping PHIL can add some stories on events he has done for work. CLIFF... maybe a story and some picks on some of the stuff you do for that Charity etc. Once you are published in any publication, you are working media and around here, anyway, it opens doors to other opportunities!
Hope to hear from those of you interested in working on the next issue. I want to get this up on FB fast! Maybe, within a month or so.
If you plan to submit, think in terms of getting something to me that will HELP YOU! Something YOU CAN SHOW an organizer of an event that will grant you Media Access for more picture and story opportunities! Give it some thought. We can open discussion in a new set of Discussion folders for Issue #2.