Love your story. I’m one of that “anonymous” both on Wikipedia and Commons searching for free better photos everywhere just to have a less blurry encyclopedic content.
Just want to mention that is very complicated for us like volunteers obtain regular press passes to get more photos. In my case I tried with the local soccer league and with Formula 1 stop in Mexico without success. They never understood the value of get a better photo in a resource that will be read by hundreds. We make this for free with our own equipment and skills. We just need a simple and not complicated permission.