Track & Field Meets - Come Shoot ACTION shots

January 20, 2013 - Schedule: http://www.trackforlife.com/20130120main.htm

(date changed from originally posted schedule)

 

Lions Winter Meet Series, St Michaels Academy, Austin, TX

I asked if I could bring the whole group... here was the response:

" There is a safety concern, i.e., you could get hit by a discus or javelin, etc. It’s not possible for a single photographer to capture all the action at one of these meets. Multiple events occur simultaneously (pole vault, high jump, the throwing events, the track events, etc.) So the more the merrier, but each photographer just needs to discuss their position with the officials at the respective event so the photographer won’t be in the competitor’s way or distract the competitor, and we want the photographer to be out of harm’s way."

" The athletes would love to see the shots after the meet, so hopefully you’re planning on posting the shots on a public gallery. Sales of the photos is possible but should be coordinated with the meet director. Seth Brower, directs many meets, but you’ll have to check with the meet director at other meets regarding how they want to handle photographs. My attitude is “the more photographers, the better!”

Websites of the organization http://waterlootrackandfield.org/
http://www.trackforlife.com/

So - who wants to see what kind of action shots they can get?

If you miss this one there will be MORE: http://www.trackforlife.com/schedule.htm

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  • Dave W.

    Unfortunately, the track & field meet had been canceled but the organizers failed to let the photographers know.

    January 20, 2013

  • Aleksander O.

    So I take it's not worth still coming out?

    January 20, 2013

    • Brian D.

      No- there was no meet today.

      January 20, 2013

    • Aleksander O.

      I guess they decided to watch the Playoff instead :)

      January 20, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Given the way things went this time, I'll probably skip the next meet. I'm not feeling warm fuzzies about the level of organisation on the part of the athletics folks!

    January 20, 2013

    • Brian D.

      I don't blame you Dave. It's frustrating to work with non-professionals but it's free access to something I wouldn't otherwise shoot. Sorry again for the waste of time & gas.

      January 20, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Sorry about the total bust on this one. I'm assured that the Feb meet is guaranteed. I put details together and get them posted.

    January 20, 2013

  • Dave

    Why are the photogs the only ones here?

    January 20, 2013

    • Brian D.

      It's a pretty facility though.

      January 20, 2013

    • Dave

      Lol

      January 20, 2013

  • Dave

    Just an FYI - I have permission to modfy this meetup. You may want to check the permission settings on the page.

    January 16, 2013

  • Wendy M.

    Is this indoors or outside?

    January 10, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Track and field is rarely indoor. Pretty sure this is outside.

      January 10, 2013

  • Brian D.

    There's some confusion on the date - Sorry. I was under the impression this was going to be for the 27th and set up the meetup for that date. The info I got from one of the organizers today points us to the 20th. I'm trying to lock down exactly what date/time this first meet is supposed to happen. Sorry for the churn

    January 4, 2013

    • Brian D.

      OK - confirmed the date change is accurate - apparently the meet facility had a conflict and it had to move. I'll be there right at 10:00 on the 20th but won't be able to stay through the whole thing because I too have a conflict on the 20th.

      January 4, 2013

  • Brian Drake changed the date and time from Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM to Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    January 4, 2013

  • Bill G.

    Unfortunately, because of the date change, I won't be able to attend...I wish everyone a lot of fun and success at the event.

    January 4, 2013

  • Brian Drake changed the time from 12:00 PM to 10:00 AM

    January 4, 2013

  • Brian D.

    The schedule has been updated: here's the link. http://www.trackforlife.com/20130120main.htm

    January 4, 2013

  • Brian Drake changed the time from 10:00 PM to 12:00 PM

    January 4, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Hi Folks - Still no good info on the timing - they are supposed to let me know soon. So NO - 10:00 PM is NOT the right time. Wendy - thanks!! I really would love to play with that lens - I was actually thinking of renting one.

    January 3, 2013

  • Wendy M.

    I am a professional sports photographer. I will be there to help anyone with camera settings! I will also be bringing my 300mm f2.8 Canon lens for anyone who would like to try it.

    1 · January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds really helpful! Will there be someone around to help us out with shutter speed knowledge?

    January 3, 2013

  • Ursula P.

    Is 10 PM the correct time?

    December 26, 2012

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