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Hi

How do you go about obtaining a media pass so that you can take photographs
09-05-2015, 08:33 AM
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(09-05-2015, 08:33 AM)sidewaysid Wrote: Hi

How do you go about obtaining a media pass so that you can take photographs

Applications for this year's TT closed on May 1st but for future reference you need a letter of accreditation from a recognised media outlet (generally speaking personal websites or freely distributed papers aren't acceptable), signed by the editor or sports editor.  You will also need to provide evidence that you have public liability insurance covering at least £2 million (MSV tracks and Donington require £5 million).

To apply you need to go to the 'media' section on iomtt.com where you will find an online form to fill in.

If you don't currently do any media work then your best bet is to speak to the sports editor of your local paper to see if they will support your accreditation but they will not be interested if there are no riders from the paper's catchment area in the event.  Also, photos alone will be of no use to them - they will want an accompanying report, so bear in mind that both the quality of your photography and your writing will need to be good enough for publication.  Do not expect to get paid - to paraphrase an old adage, the best way to make a small fortune out of motorsport photography is to start out with a large one!

If the paper already has someone covering the sport then please respect their existing arrangement (I cover Gloucestershire, so hands off! Icon_wink).  If you get as far as being accredited, it would also be good karma if you covered other events throughout the season to help you build a working relationship with the paper and the riders.

If you can fulfil all of the above then it might be worth contacting Simon Crellin, the press officer, in case he can consider late applications.  His e-mail address can be found on the application page on tt.com.
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Thanks Sticky

That information is great, I am already published in my local paper (Oldham) so I should think obtaining a letter would be fine, I have the Insurance already, so maybe next year I will apply.

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go for it mate if nothing else you can push your way through to a godd viewing area
(sorry all media only pulling your legs)
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(11-05-2015, 06:41 AM)sidewaysid Wrote: Thanks Sticky

That information is great, I am already published in my local paper (Oldham) so I should think obtaining a letter would be fine, I have the Insurance already, so maybe next year I will apply.

Sid

No problem Sid - try getting in touch with Simon about this year.  He's a decent bloke and the worst he can say is 'no'!
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The snooze boxes are going up,just went past today and seen them. Bales etc and signage going up all round the course.could take pictures but don't know how to post on here .can do it on Facebook no problem.
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(24-04-2015, 09:57 PM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote:
(24-04-2015, 12:32 PM)c iom tt Wrote: The wife has started to take the 'P' out of me as she has seen me checking my 'List of thing to take' last week.
Bike MOT and tax next week!

I know the feeling, you can't go wrong with a list!

And the bike needs an MOT in the next 2 weeks, didn't realise it only had a month left when I bought it!
you dont have to MOT an agricultural machine do you Sparks ?? I always thought they were exempt 
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(13-05-2015, 10:07 PM)Steady the Edward Wrote:
(24-04-2015, 09:57 PM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote:
(24-04-2015, 12:32 PM)c iom tt Wrote: The wife has started to take the 'P' out of me as she has seen me checking my 'List of thing to take' last week.
Bike MOT and tax next week!

I know the feeling, you can't go wrong with a list!

And the bike needs an MOT in the next 2 weeks, didn't realise it only had a month left when I bought it!
you dont have to MOT an agricultural machine do you Sparks ?? I always thought they were exempt 

Still haven't done it yet Eddy!
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You haven't cottoned on yet Eddy!! Icon_biggrin
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well I have , but you are playing coy and not telling , and am afraid to ask incase its another tractor or some other relic from a bygone era lol , knowing you I dread to think


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Has anybody got any information on the "Subaru" lap(s), what day, how many of them ?
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Well won't bother me this year I won't be there when they are out whoooopie
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eddy wants a serow Yahoo

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(23-04-2015, 08:18 PM)dommyman Wrote: I hate this thread when I am not going, but doing the MGP on a bike will be a first for me, so looking forward to that.

Know that feeling dommyman. Have cleared out the hard drive ready for ITV4 coverage though
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 Ye I do , I know where there is one that is very under used , might have to go and give it some exercise , lol 



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come on then Sparks own up what you bin and gone and did ,

I am dreading the answer to this , he is capable of anything that Sparks !!! he has no self respect at all that man


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The NW200 is always a massive build up for me Smile Seeing the riders, the bikes the body language, the determination, everything about these guys getting ready for the TT.

Love seeing Bruce in such a mood Smile

Really, really looking forward to this year. I say that every year, but for some reason 2015 is shaping up to be an epic year at the TT Smile

The racers who can win are more numerous than ever I can remember, the riding is harder, the bikes are better prepared and the hype stronger. Smile


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(14-05-2015, 10:05 PM)Steady the Edward Wrote: come on then Sparks own up what you bin and gone and did ,

I am dreading the answer to this , he is capable of anything that Sparks !!! he has no self respect at all that man


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Well Eddy, in view of my website and previous antics, what do you think would be the most appropriate bike?
And the engine looks more like a tractor than the harley!
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With a reputation like yours ( and what a reputation that is , say no more ) it could be any thing ! John Dear , Massey Ferguson , Fordson Major come to mind , not to mention Nuffield , International , and then of course there is the good old reliable four legged horse a little fast for you but very reliable , but then following along in the agricultural theme there would be the German offering the BMW's tractor division GS's or R division as it is known R for rural , then there is the Russian where the R has been dropped and replaced with Urinal ( don't even go there ) and then we have the good old Italian tractor specialists Moto Guzzi ( what can I say not to be taken out in the wet (when you live in Heyshame and holiday in the IOM ??) mmm) and then we have to think of the Royals from Enfield ( well India now but doesn't have the same ring to it ) and last but not least we have the Buy British Rocket 3 ( now that has a certain ring to it Rocket Pyromaniac ???

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(15-05-2015, 09:35 AM)Steady the Edward Wrote: With a reputation like yours ( and what a reputation that is , say no more ) it could be any thing ! John  Dear , Massey Ferguson , Fordson Major come to mind , not to mention Nuffield , International , and then of course there is the good old reliable four legged horse a little fast for you but very reliable   , but then following along in the agricultural theme there would be the German offering the BMW's tractor division GS's or R division as it is known R for rural , then there is the Russian  where the R has been dropped and replaced with Urinal ( don't even go there ) and then we have the good old Italian tractor specialists Moto Guzzi ( what can I say not to be taken out in the wet (when you live in Heyshame and holiday in the IOM ??) mmm) and then we have to think of the Royals from Enfield ( well India now but doesn't have the same ring to it ) and last but not least we have the Buy British Rocket 3 ( now that has a certain ring to it Rocket Pyromaniac ???

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B-B-B-Benny & the jets.......


No, No, not that one,
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I'm a Rocket maaaan!


Relevance to this thread being, As many may remember I reported on this very forum about 'losing my mojo' a while back,
well now it's back, bigtime!
and this is part of the build up!
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oh no not the PYROMANIAC !! but is the world ready for you tearing around the universe strapped to a Rocket ???

I worry about your sanitary some times Sparks my man lol


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