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.
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
Here’s a small collection of some of the pics I took that year
Last year I did some actual shoots… like a couple of real engagements, trash the dress (with models) and some portraits.
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.
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
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.