Photograph The Color Run 2013

Color Runners,
The Happiest 5k on the Planet is coming to Philadelphia! As a VIP Color Runner, you are the first to know Fairmount Park has called us for an unforgettable July 14, 2013 event. Registration opens on February 15th right HERE. We expect to fill quickly, so get out your calendars and JOIN THE PARTY!

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  • Bujor

    could any of you, organizers and webmasters, set free the posting of pictures on this meetup? thanx!

    July 15, 2013

    • Bujor

      This is extremely important for good photography. Knowing when to admit that your mood may take over the mood of the images and what you would want to convey... that's why wedding photography will always remain just... wedding photography, a money maker, without any free emotions, no matter how the photographer orders the happy couple to pose... (except if it is your own wedding and you are the only photographer around... which is rather impossible)

      1 · July 15, 2013

    • Bujor

      Well, now it happened to me as well... The genuine moment was truly lost, therefore I won't post anything from the color run... my regrets.

      July 16, 2013

  • Alice G.

    my husband's daughters ran in it and they messaged us at 7:45 and said that they were done..I don't remember it going so fast last year..we never even made it down there..

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Joe A.

    Well, anyone who tried to meet me at the Please Touch Museum I'm sorry I did not make it. I left my house in NJ around 6AM and thought I would have enough time to make it there. I was dead wrong. The traffic was so horrible that it took me 2 1/2 hours to get there. I am not kidding. I was pretty miffed by the time I got there and most people were already covered in color and leaving that I just turned around and went back home. I hope some of you made it and enjoyed the event. I know better to leave earlier next year.

    July 14, 2013

  • Joe A.

    VERY IMPORTANT!!! ANYONE COMING FROM NEW JERSEY!!! The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed from 6:30 to 8:30 this Sunday morning.

    July 14, 2013

  • Lou D.

    Had to cancel do some health issu es for me and wife. Get some great pics and have fun

    July 13, 2013

  • Patti O.

    Sorry! have to cancel but for a good reason :) Have FUN!!!!! can't wait to see the pics!

    July 13, 2013

  • Kris F.

    For parking there is some street parking by the please touch museum but most parking will be at the Mann music center. Best vantage points should be at the mile markers when the runners throw their colors and obviously the finish line.

    July 13, 2013

  • Joe B.

    What's the parking situation over there? I'm thinking about heading over to the city early for some blue hour & sunrise shots too if anyone wants to join me.

    July 13, 2013

  • Joe A.

    Sounds like 7:00am in front of the Please Touch Museum makes the most sense. For its location I suggest using Google Maps. I am not the organizer of this event as I did not post it but will be there to help get us on track.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Patti O.

    so WHERE and WHEN are the photographers meeting?

    July 13, 2013

    • Kacey Lee R.

      That will be up to you guys if you're all meeting up. Hopefully someone can chime in. Im not even familiar with the please touch museum to pick a place. But i know for sire that I'll come acroas the finish line at some point! ;)

      July 13, 2013

  • Cathy

    The opportunity to go to the beach for a few days has me changing my rsvp. Have fun.

    July 13, 2013

  • Kacey Lee R.

    Hi everybody! I thought I would check in since I actually created this meetup, lol! The race is going to start and finish at the Please Touch Museum in Philly. Runners will be sent out between 7 and 7:45 a.m. only. I have no idea when we will actually get back to the end of the race. The best place to photograph will definitely be the finish line once people start to complete the race. I will be running in the race with 7 of my friends while also taking pictures with my little camera. Anyone would like to hook up with us after the race, email me at [masked] and we can exchange phone numbers so we can find each other. Lou got some great shots of us last year!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to change my 'yes' to 'no'. Foot surgery yesterday precludes me from attending

    July 11, 2013

  • Penny

    My camera needs repair. Does anybody know the good camera shop for repairs?

    July 10, 2013

  • Abhirup S.

    Where would we meet up?

    July 9, 2013

    • Abhirup S.

      The volunteers are all gathering in front of the please touch museum

      July 10, 2013

    • Chris

      FYI, The race starts between 7 and 7:45AM not 9AM

      July 10, 2013

  • Caroline

    Is there a certain location we should meet before this starts? I've never been to a color meet before, as well as a meet-up event before but I'm looking forward to it.

    July 8, 2013

  • Joe A.

    June 29, 2013

    • Cathy

      What a deal!

      June 29, 2013

  • Joe A.

    Wow, after reading that I don't think I want to risk it.

    June 28, 2013

    • Lou D.

      I used a seal weather sesled body ie Pro Body and prime lens because zooms suck air in. If using zoom set it to a fixed length like 50mm and don't zoom and you will safe. Also plastic bag on camera would help. I had no problem. Another approach would be to stay back and use a 70 - 200 mm some photogs used that approach.

      1 · June 29, 2013

    • Cathy

      I already knew I'd need to stay back because of my asthma but whoa, I'm surprised so much of that dust can permeate lenses!

      June 29, 2013

  • genaro

    Read this article about how a bunch of equipment was ruined because of these color runs. Interesting read nevertheless.

    How to Ruin Your (or Our) Gear in 5 Minutes (Without Water)
    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/05/how-to-ruin-your-gear-in-5-minutes-without-water

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Penny

      wow. i wonder if a telephoto lens could be a possible solution.

      1 · June 28, 2013

    • Lou D.

      Well lens rental companies would write a article with a lot of FUD cause they dont want any rental lens used at a color run.

      1 · June 29, 2013

  • Patti O.

    I hope to make this, sounds like so much fun!

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't have to last year.....unless you intend to be a runner

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Penny

    do we have to purchase tickets to attend this event?

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I shot this event last year, it was spectacular! Posting says "9:00PM" perhaps should read 9AM? It started early morning last year-it's definitely a daylight event.

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • Lou D.

      fixed, thanks

      February 13, 2013

  • Kacey Lee R.

    I will once again be running in the Color Run with friends! We would love to meet up with photo friends at the beginning or end again this year! Lou got some fab shots last year and I even got some great ones with my little point and shoot during the run! :)

    1 · February 13, 2013

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