Pre-Season Package #1 $100
This one-racer package gives purchasers 5 high-resolution digital images taken, selected, and edited by me at the end of the 2022-23 season of one racer. This simplifies photo orders for time-crunched purchasers who can’t conveniently comb through all the season race galleries. It is more expensive than the usual 5-Pack because it is much more time consuming for me: it means tracking the racer during each race during the season, collecting all the racer’s images as the season progresses, selecting and editing the best representative images after the season ends, sending thumbnails for approval, and sending download instructions for the final selections. For those comfortable selecting photos, the usual purchase options, such as the usual 5-Pack, are cheaper.
This package is offered pre-season only; it must be purchased before January 10, 2023 so I can track the racer when the races start; I am offering only 15 Pre-Season Packages this season, to prevent overload and maximize satisfaction; each package applies to only one specified racer; selection will maximize action, quality, and race variety to the extent images and conditions permit; my goal is World Cup-quality race images; each digital file will be about 3MB (my originals are about 30MB) and suitable for at least 8x12 inch high quality prints at 300 dpi; depending on demand, fulfillment may not be complete before June, 2023; I will donate the proceeds to the Alyeska Ski Club juniors program; if they wish, purchasers can select favorite gallery shots for inclusion, but this package and the price assumes I will do the selections.
Pre-Season Package #1 FAQs
When is payment due?
When the package is purchased (before January 10, 2023).
Can a package include more than one racer? No. It is racer specific.
Can a package cover more than one season? No.
Can someone purchase more than one package? Yes, subject to the 15-package total limit.
Is the price reduced if the purchaser selects any specific images from the galleries? No.
What if the racer is unable to race?
Payments will be refunded if pre-season injury prevents racing. Refunds will be prorated if partial fulfillment is possible (injury later in the season, for example). (In a typical two-run race I normally take 20-50 images of a racer; 80% or more are technically high quality, so there are a lot to choose from.)
What kind of a business delays fulfillment, perhaps until June?
It isn’t a business; it is my volunteer effort to support the ski club, provide a service, and distribute high-quality race photos.
Why is the package so much more expensive than the usual 5-Pack?
Because collecting all the race images of the racer and then selecting and editing the best 5 for all the races entered is very time consuming for me. You can save money by simply reviewing the galleries and buying the usual 5-Pack. The extra cost of the Pre-Season Package may be worth it to people who don’t have time to do their own selections. And in fact, the most economical approach would be to pay racers about $20 to find all their photos, and then buy the favorites at the usual prices.
What is the image quality?
My race images have frequently run in the Anchorage Daily News print and electronic editions for the last 10 years; they have occasionally run in Ski Racing Media, the Juneau Empire, and the Fairbanks News-Miner. A racer using two of my images won the 2018 RacePlace Catalogue cover contest. My photos, both race and fine art, have appeared in juried and non-juried shows. I use super-quality professional gear (currently a Canon R3 and various lenses).