ITS all talk - they try to tell you what you can and cant do - if they restrict ONE - they restrict ALL - and they never could do it -
Helicopters are different from Fixed wing aircraft - they can fly as low as they want - with in Safety . - When they say - 300 feet - or 500 feet - its all BS - have a good pilot - like I did - and you just do the right thiing - I filmed over 240 events - in the late 70s and 80s - and early 90s - belive me - I know the rules - and who is in charge -
as others have said - they should encourge us - not try to control us - they would benefit - and the whole "sport" would benefit -
SBI is like a INGROWN toe nail - see how many relatives are employed at the site - its like Bubba and his clan - and they all belive the chief - so sad !
From what I have heard though this will be the last year in the harbor, but i dont know if that is a fact or not, as well as the outer mole will be gone?? maybe some locals not affilated can give us a update.
I'm willing to rent a plane and fly any photogragher as low as they want over the water during the race - FREE (yes, it's legal to fly as low as you want over water and yes, I'm an acomplished pilot). All I ask is the photographer sell at least 1 photo and I represent him!
I'd suggest KW. I'll be there all week. Just need to check for a rental plane and availability. We should talk. I'll PM you my cell. I'm on my way to dinner, give me a call tomorrow.
This could get good!
Sounds like a plan... I'll be in KW Wed-Mon.
I'll give you a call tomorrow.
I'm with you the more media and photo coverage the better.
Interesting thread .......
Phil, thanks for sharing your experiences.
It has now been a week and I have yet to see any contract to view.
They had said I wouldn't be allowed to sell the photos without paying the $1,000 to SBI.
I would think I would be able to give them away then right ?
Let's say for an example that any racer that wanted to make a donation to Shore Dreams For Kids, I should be able to give them the negative of their boat now couldn't I ?
Like Phil has explained, it doesn't seem to be legal for an event held in the public domain for someone to dictate what you can take pictures of unless you are on private property and even then it has to be the land owner to object not someone renting the space..
Here is some good reading from an attorney:
I couldn't agree more Team Taboo.Originally Posted by Team Taboo
But for now, I won't be shooting any more boats for some time...
Digital Photography & Video one BYTE at a time !
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