As I am moving towards shooting sports I would like to shoot college, high school, even pro games. I understand away teams do often contract local photographers, but I have no idea what this pays. (I fully realize this is a tough question to answer)
I recently shot 12 college basketball games at a tournament, and offered photos to the teams after. I had asked $800 for a complete set of the photos. (4 games per team). I had some interest in a few photos but nobody took me up on it or even made a counter offer. I'd have shot the games for free for my own entertainment, so I'm not really out anything. But if I was going to make this arrangement before the contest, what would I ask? Was $800 too much?
BTW, I am OK at this. I've been a photographer for 30 years and have the right equipment. You can see my work from the tournament here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/103147492@N02/sets/72157638495325753/