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Revere Beach National Sand Castle Sculpting Contest July 12-15 (Press Passes)

  • Jul 12, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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World renowned artists are convening on Revere Beach for the 9th Annual National Sand Sculpting Festival. This is the largest sand sculpting event on the east coast. Over 500,000 spectators are expected.

We have been invited by the chairman to record the event, works, festivities, and awards ceremony. There will be a limited number of Press Passes (TBD) for photographers who request and commit to providing a CD of their photos for this charitable event. Please RSVP if you are interested.

This is also being announced through Boston Portrait Photographers Meetup Group.

You'll need your flash to fill in shadows depending on your shooting angle and to enhance the appearance of the sculptures depending on the time of day and incident light.

In place of a flash, this might be be a good opportunity to practice with your reflectors and with color highlights (silver and gold). Bring an assistant to help with the reflectors (or to at least carry water) and maybe get in the photo.

Protect your camera. Shooting at the beach is fun, but sand and salt can wreak havoc on equipment. This is not a good place to be changing lenses, so plan ahead or get off the beach to make changes. If you have a camera raincoat, use it. It's not just for rain!

You can also put your camera in a plastic bag (clear is better) screw in the lens hood over the plastic and then carefully (with a razor blade) trim the lens opening. If you have a UV filter, this is the time to use it to protect your lens.

Clean your lenses before you leave. When you return home, clean them out with an air can on manual blower - don't rub in the fine (microscopic) sand particles with a lens cloth!

Lastly, you might want to bring a compact umbrella - for shade, or just in case it rain (this is New England, you know, at least bring your Sun hat for the daytime events).

There is activity from Friday July 6th (setup) to Sunday July 15th

Opening Ceremony on Thursday July 12th, Awards: Saturday July 14th.

Schedule for Saturday July 14th:
Sculptors will start at 8am. The festival opens at 10am. There will be a VIP/Sponsors reception. followed by an awards ceremony and later, fireworks at night.

Complete details, schedule, and shooting plan to follow, please stay tuned.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much, Dom and Angelina for organizing this and for giving me access to the best views of the beach along with a place to park! I really enjoyed being part of the paparazzi and I hope someone will enjoy the results. Fantastic idea and opportunity to experience this event and capture it! Thank you so much!

    July 15, 2012

  • Sandy

    Domenico. I can do Saturday. Just let me know where/how I get a pass. No worries if you can't get parking I will take the T.

    July 11, 2012

  • Domenico

    Hi Prashant,
    I'm organizing for specific coverage on the 12th and 14th that will go with Press Passes (and, if I can swing it, preferred parking). Any additional time on your own can be included and appreciated.

    I'll have a detailed schedule for all days of the event up very shortly.

    July 10, 2012

  • Prashant S.

    So would we meet there at a specific time as a group or just go individually and shoot?

    July 10, 2012

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