much will it cost to hire a sports
Somewhere from £50 to a couple of grand. There are many (many) options and variations. Message me on the Facebook page or drop me an e-mail and we can work something out that suits everyone.
Photographing a home show:
I realise that the main point of home shows is to raise money rather than to pay it out! However:
It takes about an hour to go through the photos from a bout, a bit less for a cub bout, considerably more for an action packed 3 x 3min bout.
Add travel and between four and six hours on the day: we could be looking at 30-40 hours of my time for a show with 14 bouts.
For full beans coverage like I did at Chirnside on 21st of April, it should be starting at around £400.
That sounds like a lot when you're trying to *raise* funds but if you could get the home boxers/parents to chip in £15 per bout, you'd be half way there.
The trick is to spread the cost. If a local sponsor were to chip in, then I could put their logo/name on the photos. Two sponsors: one sponsors the bouts before the interval, the other sponsor the 2nd half.
There are always ways to get the cost down .. but that would mean a few wee cuts in what gets delivered. I could bring £4,000 worth of gear rather than £9,000 worth, reduce the number of bouts, not take any "behind the scenes" shots, etc.
I can also supply the home club with high resolution jpegs of the shots so you can sell prints to parent/boxers to help recoup the costs. These could also be used for promoting the club and used in the local press.
I like boxing and I like to support the clubs, if I run the job through my rough cost estimator a commercial job of this size would *start* at about £700.
I'm happy to discuss all options.