Festival of Colors 2012 Weekend Photowalk

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THE PHOTOWALK

Come join us for 3 days (or less) in Utah March 23-25 for some awesome photography adventures.

My event The Jarvie Photography Decathlon (happening October) is sponsoring this epic 3 day photowalk
Kind of a pre-event festivity. If another group/company would like to help sponsor more than organization skills and help us rent a clean room tent get in contact with me.

LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

It’s a time for lots of photographers to get together for a weekend have fun, socialize and go take pictures.

This could possibly be the largest weekend-long photowalk so far in the history of Google+
We already have some well known photographers like Lotus, Hawk and Colby coming
Some photographers are even coming from out of the country.

When and Where
Friday 23rd of March through Sunday 25th of march in UTAH

Friday we’ll do photowalks in Salt Lake City and a couple other locations
Saturday and sunday we’ll go to the festival of colors
All days we’ll probably find locations to eat together
People are organizing groups to rent houses for the weekend since it’s more fun and cheaper.

And remember almost all details will be given on Google+ on my Profile or the Festival of Colors page

Things to know about the festival of colors

  • Here are 8 other blog posts I’ve done about the event in the past 4yrs
  • The festival is also known as Holi … there are over 15k people that go… mostly college kids
  • here’s the official site about the festival of colors
  • I write about how to keep cameras safe at the end of the blog
  • it’s 2 dolors for entrance and you buy your own colors
  • photography is allowed
  • It’s all at your own risk
  • It’s a pretty clean festival where I’ve never seen nudity, smoking or alcohol of any type… people are also very respectful of eachother and there’s lots of love and joy there.
  • It could possibly be chilly or rainy
  • It’s located in Spanish Fork Utah
  • Here’s a great Youtube video by some friends

Other things to know about the photowalk

  • I have access to large 20-50ppl cabins if someone wants to organize it
  • Getting a location anywhere from SLC to Provo is perfect.
  • Most people are aiming for near Lehi/American Fork because it’s halfway between the festival and SLC and Lehi is where I live.
  • Contact +Ricardo Lagos (for now) and he can help connect you with housing options outside of hotels.
  • As far as the photowalk itself there is no cost (just in case you didn’t know how photowalks work) Just show up.
  • Let us know you’re coming so we can put you on the list of expected participants (Yes or maybe)
  • Updates will happen on Google+ or on this blog – so follow both

AND NOW FOR PICTURES
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Here’s a small collection of some of the pics I took that year

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2010

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1000 More of my shots from 2010

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2011

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Last year I did some actual shoots… like a couple of real engagements, trash the dress (with models) and some portraits.

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(Below Models)

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ABOUT YOUR CAMERA

This will be the most popular section.
People always ask me about keeping the camera safe??

The safest thing you can do is to not own a camera to worry about.

Personally, I really don’t worry about it… tons of people that bring their camera and if they’re not stupid they’re just fine.

I will NOT try to convince you to come… some people will remain paranoid no matter what. I will not try to talk sense into you. If logic can’t save you then just don’t come, or come and don’t shoot, or come and buy a underwater bag.

If you read this section and you still whine about it… I will probably not answer your questions and simply mock you and your pansiness… so don’t expect babying from me.

But below I will give you the perfect TIPS on how to be SMART

We will also have gaffer tape, rain bags, and syran wrap and rubber bands at the event.

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BTW it’s not smart to be in the middle of the crowd with no protection and a external zoom lens… but you can always NOT be in the middle of the crowd.

For those that are concerned

I would NOT recomend the following

  • Using external zoom lenses
  • Going into the middle of the crowd
  • Changing lenses
  • Changing memory cards
  • Using a neckstrap you don’t want stained
  • Not using gaffer tape on sensetive areas

As for me

  • I wear an open jacket to tuck the camera
  • I put filters on the lenses. (Even a cheap one just for the day)
  • I don’t use an external zoom lens (so no 24-70) and I’d be risky to use my 14-24 but the other 5-6 lenses are fair game.
  • I gaffer tape flash pop up, battery area, memory card area and external plug in sections.
  • I put syran wrap around where the lens connects and remove it when I want to change lenses
  • I change lenses in a safe environment
  • I air compressor or comressed air to blow off entire camera prior to changing lenses and when I’m done for the day.
  • I get a sensor cleaning

Worst Case?

Send your camera to my favorite camera repair shop (Kew’s) where for a nominal fee they’ll clean the entire camera for something like 100 (that includes sensor… and well everything)

So in any case… it’s a ton of fun and hope to see you all there.

9 Comments

  1. Jon Barker says

    YES! My mug made the post haha! I would be interested in the SL photowalk and possibly the festival… But I’m not that good. Does that matter or can I still come?

  2. Patricia Springfield says

    Wow amazing!!!

  3. Ankeet says

    Festival of Colors – also known as Holi (not Holy) is celebrated thru out India in the month of March based on lunar calendar. Festival is to promote joy, peace and happiness!

  4. Steve Peterson says

    Thanks Scott!

    Jon come, it will be so much fun! Being good isn’t always the best part of something, that’s what we’re here for to get better. If you don’t come you wont get better, right?

  5. Sakis Bitloglou says

    Very nice… Bravo !!! ,

    aaahh .. color…

    nowadays, here in Thessalonki – Greece,

    in a sunbathed country,

    THEY left us just one color to see…

    GREY !!! …

    and you Know that gray isn’t even one.

    WE DO NOT DESERVE THAT .

    any way, thanks for your colors – nice work !

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  7. Anna Clarke says

    Scott, Your photos of this event are spectacular. I was at the festival yesterday and there was a photographer that refered to your site. He had taken an awesome photo of me right when my friend threw yellow powder in my face. I was hoping to find that photo. Any idea when and where they will be posted? Maybe I can purchase a print?

    BTW- I really enjoy following you on facebook as well. You are a spectacular artist.

  8. Dan Bachman says

    Anna,

    I believe that was me that took that picture of you getting blasted with yellow. Contact me at dan dot bachman at gmail dot com.

  9. d.k.prajapati says

    I believe that was me that took that picture . happy holi……
    d.k.prajapati

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