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Should AP do a Olympic issue?

Discussion in 'AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions' started by P_Stoddart, May 14, 2012.

  1. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Seeing Mark Jacob's post made me think.

    How about a Olympic issue with maybe a one off competition with a gold/silver/bronze medals as the prizes.

    It could cover sport photography using different cameras eg dSLR, CSC, compacts & bridge.

    Just a thought. :)
  2. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    An olympic issue...

    A - they wouldn't be allowed to call it an olympic issue without infringing copyright


    B - everyone would boycott that issue
  3. mark_jacobs

    mark_jacobs Retired

    Probably not, although I would be interested to see one of the medals referred to here.

    The long forgotten 'Amateur Photographer, Sports Photographer of the Year' Cup* (won, engraved, presented, kept for a year and returned) can still be found in the editorial office... with the AP cuddly toy cat in residence.

    *AP mugs can still be won
  4. Roy5051

    Roy5051 Well-Known Member

    No-o-o-o-o! I am fed up with the Olympics already, and they haven't even started yet! Total waste of money, pity they hadn't spent all that money building houses for the homeless.
  5. Suze

    Suze Active Member

    I totally agree with Roy - NO!!
  6. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    No thanks! I'll be doing my level best to ignore the whole money making scam - but with all the media jumping about like headless chickens it's going to be very difficult.
  7. Bob Maddison

    Bob Maddison Well-Known Member

    In view of the way that photographers have been treated with contempt by the Olympic Authorities, I would go even further and ask all photographers NOT to take any photos.
    We can't justify giving the Olympics any free publicity.
  8. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    That's the Olympic legacy :mad:
  9. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    Let's hope we're not still paying for it years into the future, like the Greeks!
  10. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Not overly thrilled about the "Olympic issue" suggestion personally but I'd be quite happy to see more action shot articles.....feel free to hop on the bandwagon a wee bit once it's up to speed and there's lots of new reader potential wandering the streets.;)
  11. Bawbee

    Bawbee Well-Known Member

    No, let's save it for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 :p
  12. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    Back on topic: I imagine one would need more than 10 weeks or so to plan and put such an edition together...

    But I have to agree with others, it isn't necessarily something that would draw me in as a reader as I'm not a fan of the games (not the games, per se, just the way this palaver has been conducted - and at a time of austerity, with the constant assurance that we are all in it together). :(
  13. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Also, they'd need more time to arrange the cover gift of a Surface to Air Missile to put up in your back garden :D
  14. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    I'd certainly buy that issue! :)
  15. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    Make it surface to surface and I'm in too. ;)

    BTW; I know a bloke...
  16. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Well that's a big NO. :D

    What about a tribute to the Photo-Secession. It is according to the article 110 years since it was formed.

    It reads like the foundation of what is done today especially post shooting. :)

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