It seems FOV (Friend of VFTD) and renowned paintball photog Gary B. is gonna be participating in a paintball photography clinic in Thailand. (Is that what you're really doing in Bangkok, Gary?) At first blush I confess I thought maybe this was a bit over the top--but then it occurred to me we already have player clinics and referee clinics--so why not? (Except of course we already have too many photographers gracing our fields but that may be a North America thing. I look forward to your angry comments. For all I know our friends around the globe despair because they don't have access to vanity paintball photography.) So best of luck on this latest venture--but I'm thinking there may be more opportunities here.
I am fortunate to have a world class pit manager and pod bitches extraordinaire. I have no doubt there's lots of poor pit crewing and pod bitching going on out there. The obvious answer is pit crew & pod bitch clinics. If photogs can sign up teams before events why couldn't certified pit crew offer their services? Does chaos reign in your pit? Sign up bitches trained by the best.
There's more. I don't mean to be critical but how 'bout sideline coaching? Not always a strength. And how many sad players have you seen desperately seeking aggness--and failing? Agg clinics could be the answer. Maybe a bonus balling clinic too. Lot of players talk big but fail to deliver in the clutch. I'm thinking there could be some big bucks in counter-coaching clinics as well. We need to think outside the box too. Everybody has heard the shrieking mom and cringed. There's a real need for a spectators clinic. How to be loud and supportive without inviting a parking lot beating. The sky is the limit!
Who says there's no money in paintball?