Running is a huge passion for me. Last year, I was lucky enough to join a charity group that trains runners to complete endurance events while raising funds for cancer research. Thanks to my coaches, captains and team-mates, I completed the Marine Corps Marathon. I didn't set any land speed records, but I did crawl across that finish line. . .

Now, I am planning to photograph a marathon for other volunteers in the same program. I am excited, but also a bit apprehensive about this. I've done a bit of volunteer work for them before, but each event is very different. If I don't get the shot I want the first time, I really can't ask the runner to go back over that hill again while I get the lighting right!

Any tips from photographers who have photographed marathons and similar events before? I would love to hear them. . .

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Photo credits: Charles Sichel-outcalt, Lidps.

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August 19, 2008


It did go well--thanks, Rebecca. I donated the shots to the runners for their own use. I think I got some good images.

August 19, 2008


hope this photo shot went well, given me an idea to start taking pics of local races!!

March 26, 2008


Great idea, Ann. I'll be volunteering at the pre-race expo tomorrow, and so that should give me a chance to talk with previous runners about the course. If the weather cooperates, I am planning to hop on my bike so I can zip around to different vantage points. Of course, biking with an enormous lens, at 6 am, will be quite a challenge!

Thanks again for the tip, and for your kind comments on my photos!

March 25, 2008


no tips for you. hope you can handle it.

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