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CCHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs Franklin High School
Although this game did not start out very well, with the CCHS Girls allowed two goals by the Franklin team in under 4 minutes, before getting a goal back. While you might think that a 2-1 game with 21 minutes left in the half is a good thing, maybe not. The CCHS girls allowed 3 more goals and got 2 of there own, to make the game close at 4-5 Franklin with 5 minutes to in the half. Not only did the CCHS girls come back and tie the score 5-5 before the end of the half, with just 1:34 to play. About 44 seconds later, the CCHS girls scored to take the lead 6-5, one that they would not give up the remainder of the game, getting additional goals for a final score of 13-10.
CCHS Boys Basketball January 9, 2015
CCHS Boys Basketball January 9, 2015 games did not go well at all. Although the freshmen had a chance to win, but lost in only the 4th. The JV team did not have a chance, they tried to get back in with too little effort but it was already too late for any chance. The best opportunity for the CCHS teams on this Friday night was the Varsity. Unfortunately there efforts to get the lead was not enough for the amout of effort that the Bedford team put in, to tie the game and force a 4 minute overtime. Which for the CCHS team did not go well at all.
CCHS Girls Basketball vs Wachusett january 6, 2015
CCHS Girls Basketball vs wachusett january 6, 2015; none of the three games went well and by the end of the game everyone was frustrated with the results. Out of all the games, the Varsity team had the best chance of making a run to win, but came up dead in the second half, not managing much of anything.
CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball December 31, 2014
As with the JV game before them, the CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball December 31, 2014 lost their game most decisively starting in the 2nd quarter. They were not able to recover in the 2nd half of the game, failing to score in the third, and already having the game out of reach once they started to get a little bit of points in the final quarter.
CCHS Girls JV Basketball December 31, 2014
The CCHS Girls JV Basketball December 31, 2014; game vs Wakefield showed some real promise to being a very competitive game in the first 8 minutes with a 8-6 score in favor of the home team. This lead was quickly eliminated by the visitors and turned upside down, into a 8-10 visitor lead. CCHS stated competitive to the end of the first half down 16-18. The third was where the collapse started, although during the beginning of the 2nd half there was a little more composition than as the game got closer to the final 8 minutes. Going into the final quarter with a score of 26-30. This game seemed a little closure in the score than in the play on the court. Ultimately CCHS Girls JV Basketball December 31, 2014 lost.
CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball December 29, 2014
I have little to state about this game, for one, it was not very exciting. The CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball December 29, 2014, could not seem to get the ball rolling at all. I do not know if this years team is not very good, or they are playing some really good teams, that just have too much talent for the CC team to compete against.
CCHS Girls JV Basketball December 29
The Game did not go very well, for the CCHS Girls JV Basketball December 29, against a very talented team. Most of the game was very close, that is until the very end when Lowell was able to gain, just a slight lead and that was all that was needed. What did not help was the lack of baskets at the free throw line. O-well, there is always the next game…..
CCHS Boys freshmen basketball December 19, 2014
Although I did not get to see most of this game, the part that I did see was worth coming to see. Great win for CCHS Boys freshmen basketball December 19.
CCHS girls varsity Basketball December 12, 2014
The CCHS girls varsity Basketball December 12, 2014 game, interesting on how this game was played, and the outcome. Not what I wanted, but things got out of hand in the last few minutes of the game. The CCHS team pushed hard in this one, down for all of the first half, and competing hard to gain the lead in the third and hold into the forth. This is where things get interesting. The Boston Latin team just as competitive as the CCHS team caught up and tied the game, with minutes to go in the game. Not what you want to happen, and in the end the girls CCHS varsity team did not have enough time to win this one.
Just one game in, and you can see how competitive this team is. The key to victory is to start strong and end with that same strength.
CCHS Girls JV Basketball December 12, 2014
Nothing could go wrong for the CCHS girls JV basketball December 12, 2014 game. They got ahead early and stayed ahead, not letting up once throughout the game. This year it is kind of strange, the makeup of the Girls JV team is mostly freshmen, with two sophomores on the team. I am interested to see how this team does this season.
CCHS Girls Freshmen Basketball December 12, 2014
The good news about this game was it is the first of the season. The not so good news it was a complete bust. Low score from the start, and the CCHS Girls Freshmen Basketball December 12, 2014 team got behind early, and then could not pull out a win.
There is always the next game, many more to come this season.
Professional Photographers Cannot Work for Free, we need to make money and this is how we have decided to do so, being a little creative helps. This is how we pay the bills, put food on the table, travel to jobs.: Missy Jakobsche – Note
Dear potential photo buyer,
If you have been directed to this page, it is likely that you have requested the use of an image or images for free or minimal compensation.
As professional photographers, we receive requests for free images on a regular basis. In a perfect world, each of us would love to be able to respond in a positive manner and assist, especially with projects or efforts related to areas such as education, social issues, and conservation of natural resources. It is fair to say that in many cases, we wish we had the time and resources to do more to assist than just send photographs.
Unfortunately, such are the practicalities of life that we are often unable to respond, or that when we do, our replies are brief and do not convey an adequate sense of the reasons underlying our response.
Circumstances vary for each situation, but we have found that there are a number of recurring themes, which we have set out below with the objective of communicating more clearly with you, and hopefully avoiding misunderstandings or unintentionally engendering ill will.
Please take the following points in the constructive manner in which they are intended. We certainly hope that after you have had a chance to read this, we will be able to talk again and establish a mutually beneficial working relationship.
Photographs Are Our Livelihood
Creating compelling images is the way we make our living. If we give away our images for free, or spend too much time responding to requests for free images, we cannot make a living.
We Do Support Worthy Causes With Images
Most of us do contribute photographs, sometimes more, to support certain causes. In many cases, we may have participated directly in projects that we support with images, or we may have a pre-existing personal relationship with key people involved with the efforts concerned. In other words, each of us can and does provide images without compensation on a selective basis.
We Have Time Constraints
Making a leap from such selective support to responding positively to every request we get for free photographs, however, is impractical, if for no other reason than the substantial amount of time required to respond to requests, exchange correspondence, prepare and send files, and then follow-up to find out how our images were used and what objectives, if any, were achieved. It takes a lot of time to respond to requests, and time is always in short supply.
Pleas of “We Have No Money” Are Often Difficult to Fathom
The primary rationale provided in nearly all requests for free photographs is budgetary constraint, meaning that the requestor pleads a lack of funds.
Such requests frequently originate from organisations with a lot of cash on hand, whether they be publicly listed companies, government or quasi-government agencies, or even NGOs. Often, it is a simple matter of taking a look at a public filing or other similar disclosure document to see that the entity concerned has access to significant funding, certainly more than enough to pay photographers a reasonable fee should they choose to do so.
To make matters worse, it is apparent that all too often, of all the parties involved in a project or particular effort, photographers are the only ones being asked to work for free. Everyone else gets paid.
Given considerations like this, you can perhaps understand why we frequently feel slighted when we are told that: “We have no money.” Such claims can come across as a cynical ploy intended to take advantage of gullible individuals.
We Have Real Budget Constraints
With some exceptions, photography is not a highly remunerative profession. We have chosen this path in large part due to the passion we have for visual communication, visual art, and the subject matters in which we specialise.
The substantial increase in photographs available via the internet in recent years, coupled with reduced budgets of many photo buyers, means that our already meager incomes have come under additional strain.
Moreover, being a professional photographer involves significant monetary investment.
Our profession is by nature equipment-intensive. We need to buy cameras, lenses, computers, software, storage devices, and more on a regular basis. Things break and need to be repaired. We need back-ups of all our data, as one ill-placed cup of coffee could literally erase years of work. For all of us, investment in essential hardware and software entails thousands of dollars a year, as we need to stay current with new technology and best practices.
In addition, travel is a big part of many of our businesses. We must spend a lot of money on transportation, lodging and other travel-related costs.
And of course, perhaps most importantly, there is a substantial sum associated with the time and experience we have invested to become proficient at what we do, as well as the personal risks we often take. Taking snapshots may only involve pressing the camera shutter release, but creating images requires skill, experience and judgement.
So the bottom line is that although we certainly understand and can sympathise with budget constraints, from a practical point of view, we simply cannot afford to subsidise everyone who asks.
Getting “Credit” Doesn’t Mean Much
Part and parcel with requests for free images premised on budgetary constraints is often the promise of providing “credit” and “exposure”, in the form or a watermark, link, or perhaps even a specific mention, as a form of compensation in lieu of commercial remuneration.
There are two major problems with this.
First, getting credit isn’t compensation. We did, after all, create the images concerned, so credit is automatic. It is not something that we hope a third party will be kind enough to grant us.
Second, credit doesn’t pay bills. As we hopefully made clear above, we work hard to make the money required to reinvest in our photographic equipment and to cover related business expenses. On top of that, we need to make enough to pay for basic necessities like food, housing, transportation, etc.
In short, receiving credit for an image we created is a given, not compensation, and credit is not a substitute for payment.
“You Are The Only Photographer Being Unreasonable”
When we do have time to engage in correspondence with people and entities who request free photos, the dialogue sometimes degenerates into an agitated statement directed toward us, asserting in essence that all other photographers the person or entity has contacted are more than delighted to provide photos for free, and that somehow, we are “the only photographer being unreasonable”.
We know that is not true.
We also know that no reasonable and competent photographer would agree to unreasonable conditions. We do allow for the fact that some inexperienced photographers or people who happen to own cameras may indeed agree to work for free, but as the folk wisdom goes: “You get what you pay for.”
One other experience we have in common is that when we do provide photographs for free, we often do not receive updates, feedback or any other form of follow-up letting us know how the event or project unfolded, what goals (if any) were achieved, and what good (if any) our photos did.
All too often, we don’t even get responses to emails we send to follow-up, until, of course, the next time that someone wants free photographs.
In instances where we do agree to work for free, please have the courtesy to follow-up and let us know how things went. A little consideration will go a long way in making us feel more inclined to take time to provide additional images in the future.
We hope that the above points help elucidate why the relevant photographer listed below has sent you to this link. All of us are dedicated professionals, and we would be happy to work with you to move forward in a mutually beneficial manner.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Note to photographers: You can use the above text under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Please ensure that you include a link to this page. If you’d like to add your name to the list below, please use the contact form. Text by Tony Wu.