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Hi guys.

Who do you feel is the best option for race photography?

 

I had to do with three this year.

First is actionphotography.net

They are not bad but definitely not great. Theyre websit is better now but still has a lot of hassles. the links rarely work. Their photo quality is also not that spectacular and they seem to have a problem with their white balance in 90% of their photos. OH...and their price is MAD. R47 for a digital image???? What is up with that?

They are however at a lot of the races

 

Second is Oackpics.com

Well, I dont know how they make money, because they still have not replied on a email about some pics I want?? (They were at the robertson race)

 

Third was red photography

I was impressed with them. They helped me easily, and I was seriously impressed with their photo quality. By far the best. They also only asked R35 a digital image, which is way better than the above mentioned. (They were at the fair cape race)

 

Does anyone have any other that they want to point out? I dont know how the associations with a race works, do the organisers go to them? Maybe if we can point out the best ONE here it would make it easy for race organisers to choose and make it easier for us to get hold of our photos at a lower cost.

 

Please give some input

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Csharp photography is good! Always had great service from them... And not badly priced for a digital image!

 

And pixonsite are pretty good too...

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What would also be nice is that as part of the entry the organisers mention if and who will be taking the photographs, it's always a mission after each race to try and figure out who took the photographs, if they available online and where.

 

I've used pixonsite, csharp and actionphoto, Csharp seem pretty good.

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What would also be nice is that as part of the entry the organisers mention if and who will be taking the photographs, it's always a mission after each race to try and figure out who took the photographs, if they available online and where.

 

I've used pixonsite, csharp and actionphoto, Csharp seem pretty good.

Here here!!!!!!!!!!!

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Stopped doing the photo thing a few years back, and now I only order if I feel the photo warrants paying for the photographer's creativity.

It's easy to stand there and "mik en druk", but it's an art to get the rider framed in a suitable natural border.

 

csharp were great when it came to ordering online - search by race number, order, pay, receive email, as quick as that.

Kelvin Trautman took photos at SabieX - appeared in Tread mag. I happened to be in the photo, so decided to order it.

 

What would also be nice is that as part of the entry the organisers mention if and who will be taking the photographs, it's always a mission after each race to try and figure out who took the photographs, if they available online and where.

Unless you're racing for prize money, stop and ask the photographer who he/she is, and ask if you can see the photo - that's if you're interested in the photo. If they're half decent (which most of them are), they'll show you the photo - you can then decide if it's worth searching the net for.

 

My partner at SabieX crashed right in front of the lens, saw half a dozen action shots and left with a smile, a contact number and probably a thousand memories from that crash.

 

 

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