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Pictures of yourself at a shoot?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DelarockX, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. DelarockX

    DelarockX TS Member

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    How many of you would be interested in purchasing a picture of yourself from a shoot?

    My girlfriend is looking for some work and she's a pretty good photographer. It's something she really loves and I see it as an opportunity to get her involved in something I spend time doing. She keeps asking me to take her shooting... Like I need that.. :)

    What I was thinking is that for a small fee, she can take a few pictures of you from different angles, give you digital copies, and print you copies. Maybe even frame them, she does stuff like that too.

    I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this... I wanted everyone's advice here to see if it was feasible before I mentioned it to her and got her hopes up.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. phirel

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    Might be a worthwhile venture. She could charge more for photographs when the shooter broke a good score. Most of us would not want a picture of us on a day we shot poorly.

    Pictures of the squad, after shooting are nice. Pictures form the side of us shooting tend to exaggerate a mass that hangs over our belts. A little work with photoshop could put a black cloud of smoke in the air as we are shooting.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. Smok'n Joe

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    Remington Moment...BEWARE THE MAN THAT SHOOTS ONE GUN
     
  4. grnberetcj

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    Shooter's with a $15K gun, $40K + vehicle, shoot premium shells and cry about a $1.00 per hundred increase in target cost....oh yeah, they'll definitely spend money on a picture! Hahaha!!

    Curt
     
  5. Smok'n Joe

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    Here's an idea for you...

    How many times do you hear..."you lifted your head...too high...behind it...etc"?

    Get her a tri-pod and a video camera. Record the shooters round...hand
    him the tape/cd/chip and collect $25.00.

    Shooter gets to SEE exactly what he's doing.

    Smok'n Joe
     
  6. recurvyarcher

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    Yes, I like Joe's idea. Also, the pics of the squad afterward would be really nice...especially if you could go find her and the pics in the late afternoon somewhere at a booth or something. She could sell pics of big dogs in big shoot offs to many people, especially if she could get them to autograph some pics (if she would donate a dollar per autographed pic to the HOF or to AIM or something, I bet that most of the Dogs would be happy to spend time signing some pics).
     
  7. DelarockX

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    Guys, thank you so much for your input on this. Please keep the ideas coming!

    I really like the idea of video taping a round!!

    I'll talk to her and see what she thinks!
     
  8. gdbabin

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    There is a couple who frequent the WVA State shoot every year that take, process and sell candid pictures of shooters.


    Aline and I have several and they are really cool. I've often wonderedd why this isn't more common.



    Guy Babin
     
  9. Rich219

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    I video tape myself shooting a round about twice a month and it has helped me quite a bit. It's definitely a great tool for feedback.
     
  10. Big Heap

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    Always interesting to be photographed with prominent trapshooting personalities.

    Here is a treasured moment when I was squadded with our State Delegate and the Chairman of the Central Handicap Committee.
     
  11. Tron

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    Smokin'Joe, they didn't ask for pictures of yourself on an acid trip.
     
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    "Poncho" is our Delegate. I'm to his left. Big Heap
     
  13. hoffman06

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    Is that Bus Durant on the right.
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  14. Big Heap

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    That ATA Past President cap is a dead giveaway.
     
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    I would definitely pay $25 for a video of me shooting a round. In this digital age, I would think the cost, other than the time, would be minimal for the photographer.
     
  16. Unknown1

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    <blockquote><I>"Get her a tri-pod and a video camera. Record the shooters round...hand him the tape/cd/chip and collect $25.00."</I></blockquote>

    Not to be a wet blanket but I can see several things against this idea right offhand:<UL><LI>One person could never keep up with the number of requests this kind of service might generate
    <LI>If the shooter refuses the tape, the videographer has wasted whatever time it took for the unproductive round to be shot
    <LI>What format will the videographer use? Magnetic tapes are obsolete as are direct-to-dvd video cameras and the shooter in question may not have some/any capability to play back from digital media.
    <LI>If the videographer sets up the sale before hand, they would still need to determine what format the client prefers and to be able to produce a product in a variety of formats will require a sizable investment in equipment that will take a long time to recoup at $25/client.</ul>

    MK
     
  17. Smok'n Joe

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    Tron,

    I only wish I could shoot that well!!!

    It's a SOLARIZED rendition of a digital photograph that was taken a couple weeks ago at a state shoot. I presented it to my friend yesterday in honor of his performance...SEVEN TROPHIES & a pocket full of KASH!

    He's a Senior and still going strong...see ya at the GRAND!!!

    Smok'n Joe
     
  18. Smok'n Joe

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    "One person could never keep up with the number of requests this kind of service might generate..."

    UnknownOne...in case you haven't noticed, in today's economy there aren't many long lines forming for ANYTHING. Videography is pretty simple and I'll bet she could hire a slew of unemployed COLLEGE GRADUATES to use their graduation gift cameras.

    Let's get POSITIVE! Just imagine your wife saying:

    "Hurry, I've got to get to the range...I'M BOOKED SOLID FOR THE WHOLE DAY"

    Smok'n Joe
     
  19. Jerry944t

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    If you want to see a video of yourself shooting take a Phil Kiner course. It'll show you more than you want to know.

    As for buying candid photos, that sounds like a great idea.
     
  20. cubancigar2000

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    Vern & Brenda, great photo of a great couple
     
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