On location: August 2008 Archives

Photowalks, meetups - what and how

By Martin Joergensen | August 14, 2008 6:25 PM | | Comments ( 0)


A photowalk or a photo meetup is a social event where a bunch of photographers agree on joining forces and shoot a certain subject, a certain location or a certain theme together. 

Typical photowalks bring people together to walk a certain route or neighborhood. You walk along and shoot, trying to avoid getting too many other photographers in your pictures.

At a meetup you usually agree on meeting and staying in one place and shooting with a planned technique or shoot particular subjects. Strobist meetups are becoming particularly popular these days.

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That's what I mean

By Martin Joergensen | August 13, 2008 4:19 PM | | Comments ( 1)

I recently mentioned Chase Jarvis in my post about the low value of images and what you can do about it (Why your images are worthless). His name popped up in connection with my advice about making a difference and adding value to your brand as a photographer. Here is an excellent example of what Jarvis is doing.

Join a gathering of photographers, provide space, gear and experience and have everybody fire left and right. Learn, teach, share and have what seems to be a *beep* good time. This is the Seattle Flickr Roundup - a gathering of photographers, models and gear.

By helping out at such venues Jarvis again emphasizes his name as a professional photographer making a difference. He underscores his willingness to share, boosts his popularity and certainly increases his value in the market for what he really does: selling pictures for money. See images from the shoots here and here.

Classic Cars Podcast

By Martin Joergensen | August 6, 2008 2:13 PM | | Comments ( 0)

MJ0_6935.jpgI haven't routinely announced my podcasts on the blog, but I think I will make it a habit to talk a bit about this other part of my Nikonians production to extend and expand a bit on the stuff that I didn't get into the sound file and the slideshow quite like I wanted it. Remember that all podcasts are accompanied by a slideshow that will show you pictures from the shoot along with my comments.

This time the podcast was recorded during the weekend where I attended the Copenhagen Historical Grand Prix as I have mentioned several times on the blog.
I will just run though some of my thoughts and experiences from shooting this arrangement. Continue reading Classic Cars Podcast.

A day at the races

By Martin Joergensen | August 2, 2008 11:14 AM | | Comments ( 2)

complete-kit.jpgI made sure to get a press credential for the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix - a car race with classical cars, which takes place the next couple of days here in Copenhagen. I want to be sure that I get access to this major sports event in Copenhagen - unlike my unfortunate venture at the Copenhagen Marathon.
The race is run in the city streets, and cars dating back to the 30's and onwards to cars, which recently competed in the 24 hours of Le Mans, will be present - on display and running in the races.

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