No Photos from Comfort
Apr 2, 2014Unfortunately, for those of you who are searching, we were unable to take photos at last weekend's Hill Country Classic in Comfort, TX. Despite good relations with the race promoters, and a long history of covering the race, when we arrived at the venue on Saturday and informed the person at the gate that we were photographers, the landowner approached us and aggressively demanded a large portion of our sales revenue in order to take photos of the race, or threatened to kick us out if we did not agree and attempted to take photos to sell.
We were unwilling to set the precedent of landowners (not promoters) demanding a cut of our sales from events, and were unable to reach an agreement regarding the weekend of racing. Unfortunately, due to our respect for the landowner's wishes, we were unable to cover the event as usual, and will continue coverage later in the series.
For those of you who know the landowner, feel free to politely and civilly let him know that you appreciate having us and other photographers out at the Comfort race, and perhaps next year we'll be able to come to a better solution.
As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and happy racing!