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>Almost every weekend, I get questions regarding my event photography. Most folks think that I charge for the photos  Actually,  directors pay my operating costs so photos are free.
> I can no longer run due to some extensive back surgery, so this gives me exercise and I get to be with the most healthy folks in Kansas City. Here is more for the curious....

>I am interested in creating lots of traffic to www.seekcrun.com and I do this by spending 30-35 hours each weekend photographing runners and their friends/family at running events. I then make the 5x7 sizes available free for downloading and printing from your computer.

>For the first three years, I did not ask for funding, but in 2009, I retired from my teaching job at Johnson County Community College so I could no longer fund SeeKCrun photo coverage of running events. So, it was suggested that I ask for financial support.
>That said, I have found that many directors will pay for my bare essentials (photographer labor, cameras, software, web costs, shirts, caps, etc.).Many directors think that the free photos for runners is a valuable tool to get them to return each year. I am asking $350+. (Over 400, then $500, please?)
>We currently support over 100 events yearly with photography and web promotion...This year, I am spending lots of time/money in promotion of running events using Admail and Facebook ...turning out to be perhaps the only weekly newsletter for 14,000 serious runners in KC..

Someday, I may tire of this, but for the last several years I have had a great time. See you on the streets and trails of Kansas City.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact me at rosmd@everestkc.net

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