This was my 5th year shooting as a volunteer, which means I’m given a shot list for the 3-day weekend and I need to focus on those subjects as much as possible. They’re looking for images to use on the HIT website and social media, as well as for enticing people to rent booths at next year’s race weekend. (You can see some of my shots on the HIT website, either in the banners or backgrounds usually but also on the Event History collage.)
My shot list this year focused on the STIHL Timbersports lumberjack challenge, SCOTT Firefit Championships, and the craft beer festival. We’re encouraged to shoot anything else which looks interesting, especially crowds and sponsor logos, but the shot list is the big challenge.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that we have to turn in shots at least a couple of times each day, so that they can be passed to the social media team? This means there’s virtually no time to edit so the shots below are as handed in, pretty much* straight out of camera. (*I added my watermark when I put them on Flickr; it’s not there on the pictures I hand in.)
Here are some of my favourites:
- STIHL Timbersports lumberjack challenge
For the 5th consecutive year, July for me was all about the Honda Indy Toronto. I could have sworn I’d written a quick post with my top posts from the race weekend but I don’t see it, so I’ll have to do that soon.
Just one photo walk for me in June, but I also spent a few days in Montreal for the annual beer festival.
May was a busy month – I only managed one photo walk (well, there was also lunch on a second walk) but I spent a day at Mosport (sorry, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) and played in my badminton club’s annual competition.
- TOPW: Flickr10 Global Walk
- TOPW:Corktown/Old Town – just one shot, taken at lunch
- Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend
- BADinTO’s Queens’ Cup
Still playing catch up on my photo backlog.