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Freelance Sports Photographers

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Sad for folk to lose their jobs.

Not sure what it means in practice. Some of the cameras are handled remotely, but they still need photographers. It's not clear who will do this work? Does it just mean that the freelancers will no longer be able to add their shots to the constant feed of images to be sorted.

Until now, Sports Illustrated had runners taking the CF or SD cards to the trailer. I suppose now the images are sent Wifi and then in the truck teams of editorial assistants sort and elevate the best for the picks to be shared. So now the'll be instant appearance of the images? How would they do the needed filtering?


Robert Watcher

Well-known member
Sad for folk to lose their jobs.

It's not clear who will do this work?


Oh I think that it is the USA Today Sports photographers who's images they will use. I can well imagine that they will not get value added bonuses for supplying their images to multiple sources instead of one. But that is the way things are going isn't it.