Mike Maloney (IFPO member since November 2010)
Hello Vonda (Blackburn at IFPO)
Well, it has been less than one month since you have sent me my sports credentials. I have already been awarded press passes for the upcoming prestigious Boys High School Basketball Tournament: The Prime Time shoot-out, here in Pennsylvania. I was also recently approved to cover a double-header of a Temple Men and Ladies basketball game.
Thank you so much for your support and great orginization.
Mike Maloney (Member since November 2010.)
Thank you for sharing your good news with me. Congratulations on your early successes. I appreciate that you selected realistic events to cover starting out. So often we have photographers apply for credentials because they want to cover the Super Bowl as their FIRST assignment -- then are disappointed and never try to cover another event. As you and I know, you never start at the top.
We are proud of our press programs. We have worked carefully to improve them for nearly 27 years and will continue to do so. But it's the photographer in the field (such as you) that make them work. So if you have suggestions in the future, please let us know.
A small favor to ask: Would you consider allowing me to publish in Today's Photographer or on our website the contents of your email to me?
Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.
Vonda H. Blackburn
Absolutely...That is one of the reasons I sent it in, because when I was doing my research, I was inspired by some of your members comments as too how you helped them gain credentials, and that helped sway me towards your orginization compared to the many others that are out there. I hope that if I can share my early success, it may help some other future members.
Enjoy the holidays.
Mike Maloney, www.irishmikesphotos.com
Mike Maloney, Pennsylvania