Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/09/02

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Subject: [Leica] Being an international sports photographer! :-)
From: george.imagist at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:32:22 -0500
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On Sep 2, 2014, at 9:25 PM, Ted Grant wrote:

> Hi Crew,
> A note from my son Scott whom many of you know his name and have seen his
> photography. So here's his life during the past 21 days!
> ============
> Scott's message:
> I added up some numbers for those that might be interested in what it 
> really
> like to travel and work as a professional in my field. During August this
> year, I had three big assignments, Para Pan Pacific swimming Championships
> in Pasadena, California, Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast in
> Australia and the Jr Pan Pacific Championships in Maui. To the general
> population it all sounds pretty amazing and glamorous, don't get me wrong,
> it was a pretty amazing month. I put together some facts on the trip. This
> is over a three week period, crossing the international date line, which 
> got
> me two Tuesdays last week.
> Travel:
> Time spent in the air: 54 hours
> Distance travelled: 24,671 miles(38,634 km)
> Time in trains: 14 hours
> Time waiting in airports: 28 hours
> Days shooting: 15
> Days off: 1
> Images shot: 9850 approximately 
> Time to edit everything: 2-3 weeks
> For swimming the events start between 9am-10am each day for the heats,
> usually last until 11:30-12:30, arrival time to the pool is 8am. Back to 
> the
> hotel spend the afternoon working on photos. Finals start between 5pm-6pm,
> last until 7:30-9:00, back to the hotel and work on pictures until 
> midnight.
> In between the events it was grabbing a quick bite to eat, sometimes it was
> real food, other than just a sandwich.
> As for visiting beautiful places and seeing the world, I did, I saw
> airports, hotels and swimming pools. That's about it. <<<<<<<<
> cheers,
> Scott Grant

Terrific Reality Check Ted!

Thanks to you and Scott both
for explaining what professional means in his field;
(and this doesn't even touch on equipment maintenance;
and on and on and on.

George Lottermoser

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