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If you could photography one event...what would it be???
Eric Jones, Photographer
Ayden | NC | USA | Posted: 7:55 PM on 05.10.05
->> I agree with Nick Doan about the discussion board being a little unhappy, not all but sometimes when I view the discussion boards there has only been a few updates throughout the day. So, I thought I would ask this question which seemed to be interesting.

If you could photograph one event or one person for a day what or who would it be? Something or someone that you have not shot before?

I love extreme sports and I would like to photograph the summer X games one time. Moto Freestyle, Bike Vert, Skateboarding and Dirt. Just one time is all I want!!!

How about you?
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Mark J. Rebilas, Photographer
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 7:59 PM on 05.10.05
->> I would give anything to go to Iraq and cover the war as a civilian photographer!
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Sean D. Elliot, Photographer
Norwich | CT | USA | Posted: 8:02 PM on 05.10.05
->> In keeping with a sports theme I'd say the summer olympics ...

but non-sports ...

I'd really love to cover the New Hampshire Primary, not just voting night, but the main season, all how-ever-many-months that would include.
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Ben Shyman, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 8:40 PM on 05.10.05
->> A New York Rangers playoff game at MSG....of course to make this possible they would have to actually MAKE THE PLAYOFFS! It may never happen. :(
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Richard Johnson, Photographer, Assistant
Tampa | FL | USA | Posted: 8:56 PM on 05.10.05
->> I would love to photograph the Auburn Tigers in a Division I football playoff game...
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Wesley R. Bush, Photographer
Nashville | TN | U.S. | Posted: 9:25 PM on 05.10.05
->> Something historic. Send me on the first manned flight to mars. Not only would it be a small step for mankind, it would be a giant leap for deadline transmitting.
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Nick Layman, Student/Intern
Albuquerque | NM | | Posted: 9:33 PM on 05.10.05
->> Iraq all the way. Call me crazy but it would be an honor to be with a on going story. Some many angles no pun intended.

Nick
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David Boily, Photographer
Montreal | QC | Canada | Posted: 9:49 PM on 05.10.05
->> My acceptance of the Pulitzer prise.

I would set up a 1D with a Pocketwizard for the mars trip. Anyone know where I could get a housing that will survive re-entry?
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Vasha Hunt, Photographer
Opelika | AL | USA | Posted: 9:49 PM on 05.10.05
->> I'd like to have behind the scenes access to a team at the Olympics, maybe the USA Women's Soccer team (Can we go back in time so Mia's still there), so I could document the camaraderie and the funny moments between the games.

Or a Cubs day game in Wrigley, one of my long term goals in life....
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Patrick Tower, Photographer
Vernon Hills | IL | USA | Posted: 10:10 PM on 05.10.05
->> Before I was fortunate enough to make it to Athens this summer, I would have put the Olympics first on my list. This post certainly made me sit back and think. I guess next on my list (aside from the obvious "next Olympics") would be a day with the Bolshoi ballet. You be the judge whether or not that's an athletic event.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington | IL | United States | Posted: 10:35 PM on 05.10.05
->> Hands down - no competition, springtime in Denali.


If you twist my arm for sporting events, I guess a top action Packers v Bears game, preferably in the snow

Yep, I hate winter. Used to make a living in the cold keeping others warm (hauled heating fuel), but I'd set aside the hatred of the cold for either of those.
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Rusty Burroughs, Photographer
Matthews | NC | United States | Posted: 10:38 PM on 05.10.05
->> I'd have to say World Cup Soccer, The athletes and the atmosphere....nothing like it here in the U.S. I've done pro baseball, football and basketball and never seen an atmosphere like Pro Soccer. Germany 2006
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Michael McNamara, Photo Editor, Photographer
St Louis | MO | USA | Posted: 10:57 PM on 05.10.05
->> There is no singular event I would like to photograph, but I would like to be the President's photographer, a la David Hume Kennerly, Eric Drape, Robert McNeely and ss.com member Pete Souza.

When I worked at The Columbia Daily Tribune, we had to put together a list of story ideas for the coming year. This was right after the first civilians had flown into space and to the International Space Station (the bill was about $20 million). So I proposed that the paper, a 25,000 circulation, family owned paper, spend $20 million to send me into space to photograph it as a story. My proposal ended with the sentence "[t]hink of the publicity that would be generated for the paper, and how much money we could make in sales." Needless to say, it was turned down.
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Michael McNamara, Photo Editor, Photographer
St Louis | MO | USA | Posted: 10:58 PM on 05.10.05
->> Draper. And I did an internship with him. Doh!!!!!
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Mike Doran, Photographer
Petaluma | CA | U.S.A. | Posted: 11:08 PM on 05.10.05
->> Well since I have already photographed the 2004 X Games,I guess it would have to be 2005 Moto GP series and if this was not possible the Indianapolis 500 when all the greats ran it ie: when the cars were all turbocharged and if that was not possible a Giants game at SBC park.
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Joel Kilby, Photographer
Charlotte | NC | | Posted: 11:11 PM on 05.10.05
->> The Tour de France or any event at Pipeline.
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Josh Thompson, Photographer
Ontario | California | USA | Posted: 12:03 AM on 05.11.05
->> The World Series or the NBA Finals.
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Robin O'Shaughnessy, Photographer
Lubbock | TX | USA | Posted: 12:07 AM on 05.11.05
->> Non-sports: I'd like to go out in Space and document all the different stories. It would be fun to see my dog up there. Gives new meaning to the word "fetch!"

Sports: baseball's College World Series
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Carrie Niland, Photographer
Syracuse | NY | USA | Posted: 12:31 AM on 05.11.05
->> The Masters

The Final Four

The French Open

The Tour de France

---I would love to shoot a climb to the summit of Mount Everest and the Fishing for Alaskian King Crab.

and I almost forgot---the Annual Redneck Games in Georgia would be up there too.
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David Martin Olson, Student/Intern
Sacramento | CA | | Posted: 12:46 AM on 05.11.05
->> "First Contact" - humanity's first true, widely-known and accepted encounter with an extraterrestial being. THAT would be news. . .

DMO
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Brad Penner, Photographer
Neptune | NJ | USA | Posted: 12:55 AM on 05.11.05
->> The Kentucky Derby. I was turned down twice for the workshop when I was in college (which I guess is a good thing, because I found out later that I'm deathly allergic to horses) but I hear that there's nothing like it in the world.

And I don't even like horse racing. In fact, I'd probably spend very little time on the actual race.

-b.
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Adam Hemphill, Photographer, Student/Intern
Willimantic | CT | US | Posted: 1:03 AM on 05.11.05
->> My funeral.

I don't know where that came from, but think about it. Weird.
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Aaron Johnson, Photographer
Rockford | IL | U.S.A. | Posted: 1:07 AM on 05.11.05
->> Past...
1989 King of Vert Canada. Matt Hoffman pulls the first 900 in competition.

Present...
Infamous vs XSV. It's a paintball thing.

Future...
A self portrait of me holding a winning lottery ticket.
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Dianna Russell, Photographer
Springfield | MO | USA | Posted: 1:18 AM on 05.11.05
->> Picking only one event is difficult . . . The World Series.
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Andrew Wheeler, Photographer
Capitola | CA | USA | Posted: 1:21 AM on 05.11.05
->> for me, the Paris Dakar

Andrew :)
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Dave Amorde, Photographer
Lake Forest | CA | USA | Posted: 1:28 AM on 05.11.05
->> Sports: Monte Carlo Grand Prix
Non Sports: Marianas Trench aboard Alvin or other deep sub.
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Melissa Lyttle, Photographer
Tampa | FL | USA | Posted: 1:58 AM on 05.11.05
->> A good follow-up question would be... so what's stopping you?
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Chris Rozema, Photographer, Assistant
Rockford | MI | USA | Posted: 2:11 AM on 05.11.05
->> For me it would be/will be my only son playing in HS senior football season. He dislocated his elbow 2 games before the state finals of his junior year and they went on to win the state championship for the 1st time last year and he made it clear to me not to shoot him on the sidelines because he didn't want to remember that. He only wanted photos of him playing and help his team win the finals, which we all hope will happen again this year.
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Sam Morris, Photographer
Henderson (Las Vegas) | NV | USA | Posted: 2:16 AM on 05.11.05
->> A news conference or a construction site or a portrait of a middle-aged white businessman.

Oh. Wait....
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Max Simbron, Photographer
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 2:27 AM on 05.11.05
->> Easy one. NBA Finals, Madison Square Garden, Game 7, Knicks vs a competitive team like a San Antonio or Phoenix. I grew up going to Knick games, and remember dreaming of stepping onto the court or sitting courtside.

I alreay went to a World series, even did an interview on field of some of the players. That was memorable, but MSG was a part of my youth, as were the Knicks. It kills me deep inside to see what they've done with that team.
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Stephen O'Brien, Photographer, Assistant
Houston | Tx | USA | Posted: 2:35 AM on 05.11.05
->> A World Series...preferably a World Seies with the Astros playing in it. I doubt that will be anytime soon, though....
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Juan Villa, Student/Intern, Photographer
Visalia | CA | USA | Posted: 2:38 AM on 05.11.05
->> The greatest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. I'd love to follow the Mexican or Brazilian National Teams around.
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Sean Stevens, Photographer
Marble Falls | TX | | Posted: 2:55 AM on 05.11.05
->> America's Cup, back in the day of 12 meters and Newport, Rhode Island.
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Mark Capilitan, Photographer
Sligo | Co.Sligo | Ireland | Posted: 7:10 AM on 05.11.05
->> The Paris Dakar rally. Or the Monaco Grand Prix with an open brief (I'm there next week, but I'll have to get the usual sponsor friendly stuff...oh well!).
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Jeffrey Racette, Photographer
Montreal | Qc. | Canada | Posted: 8:46 AM on 05.11.05
->> The TITANIC.........

and then the Olympics
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Niko Kallianiotis, Photographer
Watertown | NY | | Posted: 9:11 AM on 05.11.05
->> World Cup Soccer Final...I am praying for next year.
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Landon Finch, Photographer, Assistant
Colorado Springs | CO | USA | Posted: 9:38 AM on 05.11.05
->> Like Vasha Hunt above, I would like to be the team photographer for the USA Softball team (since my sister was on the 2004 team and will hopefully be on the 2008 team).


Melissa Lyttle, I am going to start working on getting this gig!
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David Eulitt, Photographer
Kansas City | MO | USA | Posted: 10:33 AM on 05.11.05
->> Any event without clueless security guards wearing a colored jacket.
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Jerry Lai, Photographer, Assistant
Evanston | IL | USA | Posted: 10:44 AM on 05.11.05
->> I'd love to shoot the D1 college football national championship. Or at least the Rose Bowl in a year where they actually have the good ol' fashioned Pac 10 vs Big 10 matchup.

To answer Melissa's follow-up question of what's stopping me? Well, I work at Northwestern... so yeah, unless they've got a miracle season in them... that probably won't be happening! :-(
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Michael Fischer, Photographer
Spencer | Ia | USA | Posted: 10:45 AM on 05.11.05
->> Funny. I don't feel like there's ANY event I HAVE to shoot. Part of the reason I feel that way is that, ok, so I shoot a Super Bowl (or whatever) - does that make me a better photographer? Does it validate me as a photographer? Anytime I can learn something new, come back with a set of good images..that I feel good about.

Having said that, Melissa hit it on the head: So what's stopping you? There's SO MUCH power in that question. If you get nothing else from this thread...take that question.

And the answer is almost always the same: FEAR. As the Pope said many times before his death "Do not fear."

The only thing usually stopping you..........is you.
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Sam Santilli, Photographer
Philippi | WV | USA | Posted: 11:51 AM on 05.11.05
->> Game 7 of the 1960 World Series with Maz at bat. Can I take my D2h?
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Gabriel Hernandez, Student/Intern, Photographer
El Paso | TX | USA | Posted: 12:05 PM on 05.11.05
->> Some time before I leave this life i want to photograph

The President

The Summer Olympics

The Pope

and I always wanted to document the life of a KKK or Nazi member or family, but Im pretty sure that will never happen ;).
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Todd Corzett, Photographer
Livermore | CA | USA | Posted: 1:07 PM on 05.11.05
->> MotoGP at Laguna Seca this year... with a credential... without my media outlet needing to pay 1000 euro in "fees".

-Todd...
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Denis Rochefort, Student/Intern, Photographer
Anywhere | KY | USA | Posted: 1:19 PM on 05.11.05
->> Historical: The Reformation, French Revolution, and/or American expansion on the Frontier.

Current: A Presidency, particularly as a White House photographer, or Industrialization in China and India.

Sports: Patriots in the SuperBowl, The Masters, and the Summer Olympics.

The single greatest event to cover for me would be the birth of my first born child, in the distant future of course. I'd never forgive myself for missing that if I did.

-Denis
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Mark Bolton, Photographer
Gilmanton Iron Works | NH | USA | Posted: 8:12 PM on 05.11.05
->> Historical: The battle of Hastings, England, 1066.

Now: English Football match: Bolton Wanderers vs. Manchester United at Bolton.
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Jody Grigg, Photographer
Littleton | CO | USA | Posted: 8:37 PM on 05.11.05
->> Tour De France seeing Lance win.

I will get to see 4 Stages this year, which include the Alps and the south of France.
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Jan Langsner, Photographer
Lloydminster | AB | Canada | Posted: 9:12 PM on 05.11.05
->> I really want to shoot surfing. From the beach and in the water. Of course I know nothing about the sport so I would have to study it big time before getting in the way of a surfer. But that is the one event I really want to learn shoot.
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Gene Kellogg, Photographer
Watford City | ND | USA | Posted: 9:15 PM on 05.11.05
->> I just want to shoot rodeo;

National High School Finals
National Collegiate Finals
NFR

sorry I can't count
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Eric Jones, Photographer
Ayden | NC | USA | Posted: 9:22 PM on 05.11.05
->> After reading everyones comments I'm amazed at the different answers I'm getting...which is great. There are things I wouldn't have even thought of until now after viewing this post. There is really something new each time and I know this post is about to end at 50 but I would like to continue it just to see what else we can get.

I will continue part 2 of the post so please join in...

Thanks
EKJ
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Andrew Kornylak, Photographer
Decatur | GA | USA | Posted: 1:48 PM on 05.13.05
->> The second (legit) free ascent of the Nose on El Cap

The Paralympics

Dakar 2006
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